The convivial verse, at its best in Dunbar's Testament of Mr Andrew Kennedy, may be studied in Quhy sould nocht Allane honorit be, one of the many eulogies of John Barleycorn anticipatory of Burns's well-known piece.
The author's confession that, being " thretty 3eris nurist in Fraunce, and in the noble study of Paris in Latin toung," he " knew nocht the gret eloquens of Chauceir," and again that he had written another work in Latin, " the tounge that I knaw better," is valuable testimony to the difficulties in the way of a struggling Scots prose.
The enemy wate nocht of ane of thai na wald nocht ane of thaim; Irland Asl.
sal nocht mute oute of burgh; Burgh Laws c. 7 (B ).
A burges sal nocht mute oute of burgh; Burgh Laws c. 7 (B).
We sal nocht be ws ane twa Conuerse for-owtine witting ma; Leg.
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