Sandy and Betty, p.157.

[Tea-Table Miscellany Contents]

SAndy in Edinburgh was born, 

As blyth a lad as e’er gade thence: 

Betty did Stafford-shire adorn 

With all that’s lovely to the sense. 

– 

Had Sandy still remain’d at hame 

He had not blinkt on Betty’s smile; 

For why he caught the gentle flame 

On this side Tweed full many a mile. 

– 

She like the fragrant violet 

Still flourish’d in her native mead: 

He like the stream improving yet 

The further from his fountain-head. 

– 

The stream must now no further stray; 

A fountain fixt by Venus’ power 

In his clear bosom, to display 

The beauties of his bord’ring flower. 

– 

When gracious Anna did unite 

Two jarring nations into one, 

She bade them mutually unite, 

And make each other’s good their own. 

– 

Henceforth let each returning year 

The rose and thistle bear one stem: 

The thistle be the rose’s spear, 

The rose the thistle’s diadem. 

– 

The queen of Britain’s high decree 

The queen of love is bound to keep; 

Anna the sovereign of the sea, 

Venus the daughter of the deep. 

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