Thursday, July 15, 2010

Enjoy this reader suggestion...

which is....

a hot dead Scottish poet!  (Who doesn't love THAT?  Except the dead part.  We don't like that at all.)


This is Allan Ramsay.  Arresting looking, is he not? And let's sample some of his work while we're at it:

My Peggy smiles sae kindly,
Whene'er I whisper love,
That I leuk doun on a' the toun,-
That I leuk doun upon a croun.
My Peggy smiles sae kindly,
It maks me blythe an bauld,
An naething gies me sic delyte,
As waukin o the fauld.

If Scottish old-style isn't very clear to you, he's telling you how your very smile drives him crazy. 

Sigh.

3 comments:

  1. He would definitely have his own band today.

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  2. Another dead writer, and possibly my favorite, Washington Irving. He got really creepy looking when he was old, but whenever I play MASH (all the time) I make sure to add Washington Irving at 29 to the list.

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  3. Bizarrely, he looks very much like a British actor named Andrew Buchan. A very much ALIVE actor. At least, I think they look a lot alike.

    http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://images.tvrage.com/people/58/172943.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.tvrage.com/person/id-172943/Andrew%2BBuchan&h=210&w=243&sz=16&tbnid=JQiFwNM43bSvRM:&tbnh=95&tbnw=110&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dandrew%2Bbuchan&zoom=1&q=andrew+buchan&usg=__PuRjGPq2-tr0H1bldlR2O5JRkfU=&sa=X&ei=MwmZTIzwBIuRjAeBwcED&ved=0CCkQ9QEwBA

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