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But it was aye an oonsaitisfactory kin 'o' a thing, for the trustees they caredna a bodle aboot keepin 'the place dacent, an' tuik sae sma 'delicht in ony pleesurin' o 'the auld lord,' at they jist allooed him me, an 'no a man mair nor less -- to the gairden, that is.
'Duv ye think, grannie, that a body wad be allooed to speik a word i' public, like, there -- at the lang table, like, I mean? '
It's a gran 'thing to ken a lassie like yon, an' a gran'er thing yet to be allooed to lo'e her: to sit down an 'greit 'cause I'm no to merry her, wad be most oongratefu'!
Ye may ken better, but maybe they dinna; for haena ye jist allooed that sic conduc 'as I hae describit is no fit, whaever be guilty o' the same, whether rowdy laddies i 'the streets, or craturs ye canna see i' the hoose?
-- though wha has the wyte o 'that same I daurna think, weel kennin' at a'thing's aither ordeent or allooed, makin muckle the same.
'atween them, an' he wudna harm the lassie to save his life, an 'a' the lave o ''t,' at I couldna i 'my hert but pity them baith -- twa sic bairns, doobtless drawn thegither wi' nae thoucht o 'ill, ilk ane by the bonny face o' the ither, as is but nait'ral, though it canna be allooed!
Maybe that's what for yer no allooed to be victorious in yer endeevours. "