Excerpt from Two Ancient Scottish Poems: The Gaberlunzie-Man, and Christ's Kirk on the Green; With Notes and Observations We have published these little poems, which tradition ascribes to James the Fifth of Scotland, with a few tes, as a specimen of the advantages which Etymology may derive from comparing those called original, and sister languages, and their various dialects. The science of Etymology has, of late years, fallen into disrepute, rather, I believe, from the igrance or negligence of some of its professed admirers, than because it is of little utility of importance to the Republic of Letters. But many attempts, and sometimes with success, have been made in this kind of investigation. The Dutch has been illustrated by the Frisian and Teutonic; the English by the Anglo-Saxon; and the German has been explained, with much labour and care, by Wachter, and others, from the ancient monuments of the Francs, Goths, and Alamanni. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.