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For as far as I him excel
In toulzies fierce an' strong,
As far in chaft-taak he exceeds
Me, wi' his sleeked tongue.
My proticks an' my doughty deeds,
O Greeks! I need naltell,
For ther's nane here bat kens them wella
Lat him tell his himsel: 1, "
Which ay war done at glomin time,
Or dead hour o'the night,
An' deil ane kens except himsel;
For nae man saw the sight.
Nec facere eft ifti. quantumque ego Marte feroci,
Praemia magna peti fateor: fed demit honorem
But gin my wightness doubted war,
I wat my gentle bleed,
As being fin to TELAMON,
Right sickerly does plead:
Fa, under doughty HERCULES,
Great Troy's walls down hurld,
An' in a tight Theffalian bark
To Colchos' harbour swirld.
An' Æacus my gutcher was,
Fa now in hell fits jidge,
Fare a fun-stane does SISYPHUS
Down to the yerd fair gnidge.
fi virtus in me dubitabilis effet, Nobilitate potens effem, Telamone creatus : Moenia qui forti Trojana sub Hercule cepit: Littoraque intravit Pagasaca Colcha carina. Acacus huic pater eft: qui jura klentibus illic Reddit, ubi Acoliden faxum gravo Sisyphon urget.
Great Jove himsel owns Æ4CUS
To be his ain dear boy, !
An' fyne, without a doubt, I am
The neist chiel to his oye. Ini
Bat thus in counting o'my etion
I need na'mak fik din,
For it's well kent ACHILLES was
My father's brither sin:
An'as we're cousins, there's nae fcouth,
To be in ony swidders;
I only seek fat is my due,
I mean fat was my brither's.
Acacon agnoscit fummus, prolemque fatetur
Bat why a thief, like SISYPHUS,
That's nidder'd sae in hell,
Sud here tak fittininment,
Is mair na'I can tell.
Sall then these arms be deny'd
To me, fa in this bruilzie
Was the first man that drew my durk,
Came flaught-bred to the toulzie ?
An' fall this fleeth come farrer ben,
Fa was fae dev'lish furly,
He scarce wou'd gae a fit frae hame,
An'o'us a' was hurly?
Sisyphio, furtisque, et fraude fimillimus illi,
Inferit Acacidis alienae nomina gentis ?
An quod in arma prior, nulloque sub indice veni, Arma neganda mihi? potiorque videbitur ille, Ultima qui cepit; detrectavitquc furore