My master's family consisted of two sons, Andrew and Richard; one daughter, Lucretia, and her hus- band, Captain Thomas Auld
. They lived in one house, upon the home plantation of Colonel Edward Lloyd.
Then we joined hands and sang "Auld
Lang Syne." Sara Ray cried bitterly in lieu of singing.
She wore her hair now in an enormous pompador and had discarded the blue ribbon bows of auld
lang syne, but her face was as freckled, her nose as snubbed, and her mouth and smiles as wide as ever.
We'll `tak a cup o' kindness yet for auld
Or I see him setting off to church, for he was a great 'stoop' of the Auld Licht kirk, and his mouth is very firm now as if there were a case of discipline to face, but on his way home he is bowed with pity.
She was her grandfather's companion, and thus he wrote of her death, this stern, self-educated Auld Licht with the chapped hands:-
Nothing like it has been seen on earth since trembling Tam O'Shanter saw the devil and the witches at their orgies that stormy night in "Alloway's auld
He lived in the town of Leith, which is near Edinburgh, and, in truth, is a mere suburb of Auld
He's factor to half the gentry in these parts; an auld
man, forby: highly respeckit, and he kenned your father."
Ye've got the Auld
and New Testaments in your bedchambers, and the natural history o' Pairthshire on the coffee-room table--and if that's no' reading eneugh for ye, ye may een gae back South again, and get the rest of it there."
It is one object of our task, however, to present scenes of the rough life of the wilderness, and we are tempted to fix these few memorials of a transient state of things fast passing into oblivion; for the feudal state of Fort William is at an end, its council chamber is silent and deserted; its banquet hall no longer echoes to the burst of loyalty, or the "auld
world" ditty; the lords of the lakes and forests have passed away; and the hospitable magnates of Montreal where are they?
I tell 'ee both, that I'm glod the auld
man has been caught out at last--dom'd glod--but ye'll sooffer eneaf wi'out any crowin' fra' me, and I be not the mun to crow, nor be Tilly the lass, so I tell 'ee flat.