SCOTLAND - a glossary of archaic terms, as well as a number of Modern Scots words and phrases, useful for genealogical research. Legal terms, words linked to property and possessions, found in wills and testaments.
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Quhat ane art thow, sa terribill to vew ?
Evin deid, that kend in erd is weill anew.
Quhy sa deformit, with hollow eis in heid ?
To schaw men how and quharof thai ar maid.
Thir clattering banis, quhat do thai signife ?
Mirrores to men, to schaw that thai man de.
This fedderit flane, thow beris in thi left fist ?
Schawis that na staitt my power can resist.
This round ball quhat, that is in thi rycht hande ?
Schawis that the warld Is all at my commande
Onder thi feitt quhat representis this grene ?
As ye ar now, It schawis sa haif I bene
Thairfoir recompt youre race ye that heir be
And mende youre miss, for nain sall eschaip me.
quod R. Wedderburn 1546-1611
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