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Christis Kirk on the Green


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An old Scottish poem, doubtfully attributed to James I or James V of Scotland, in nine‐line stanzas with a ‘bob’ after the eighth line, descriptive of the rough fun, dancing, and love‐making of a village festival or ‘wappinshaw’. Two additional cantos were composed by Ramsay.

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