Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

Handsome Nell

O, once I lov'd a bonnie lass,
Aye, and I love her still;
And whilst that virtue warms my breast
I'll love my handsome Nell.

As bonnie lasses I hae seen,
And mony full as braw,
But for a modest gracefu' mien
The like I never saw.

A bonnie lass, I will confess,
Is pleasant to the ee,
But without some letter qualities
She's no a lass for me.

But Nellie's looks are blithe and sweet,
And what is best of a'
Her reputation is complete,
And fair without a flaw.

She dresses aye sae clean and neat,
Both decent and genteel;
And then there's something in her gait
Gars ony dress look weel.

A gaudy dress and gentle air
May slightly touch the heart,
But it's innocence and modesty
That polishes the dart.

'Tis this in Nelly pleases me,
'Tis this enchants my soul
For absolutely in my breast
She reigns without control.

Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2001
Edited: Sunday, May 13, 2001


Read poems about / on: innocence, heart, love

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Address to the Unco Guid by Robert Burns )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

People who read Robert Burns also read

Top 500 Poems

[Hata Bildir]