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ANE PLAYNT OF LUVE

                                    O hart, My hart! that gyves na rest,
                                    Bot wyth luve madness dois dismaie ;
                                    For all thingis ellis, ye haif na zeste,
                                    Nor thocht; bot luve may drive awaye.
                                                      Deir hart, be still,
                                                      And stay this ill,
                                             Thi passioun sall me slay !

                                    O hart, My hart! haif mercie nowe,
                                    On me thi mastir, Sorrow’s selfe :
                                    Fra hir that will na luve all owe,
                                    Desyre na moir the horded pelf.
                                                      Deir hart, in pane
                                                      Quhy wilt remane?—
                                             Haif mercie on thi selfe !

                                    O hart, My hart! tho’ sche be fair,
                                    As moon bemys quhyte, or starris that schyn—
                                    Tho’all hir partis haif na compare,
                                    It makis nocht, gif hir hart disdeyne.
                                                          Deir harte, gyve ease,
                                                      Fra luve release
                                             Of ane that is nocht myne.

                                                                                    QUOD
                                                                                                PITTENDRIGH.

                                                                                                55

MLA citation:

Macgillivray, Pittendrigh. “Ane Playnt of Luve.” The Evergreen: A Northern Seasonal, vol. 1, Spring 1895, p. 55. Evergreen Digital Edition, edited by Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, 2016-2018. Yellow Nineties 2.0, General Editor Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University Centre for Digital Humanities, 2019. https://1890s.ca/egv1_macgillivray_ane/