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To Correspondents.

"Hky Trmtu Tattik."—Tha airs of 'Scots wba )»fl * and ' th'o Land o' the Leal' arc similar, but are Wot identical. The former is sung moro vigorously tHah the latter, and a few of the interpolated notes Uiucr, but it is correct to say that tho airs aro similar. The accent of tho poetry, it will be obsorved, differs :

Scots win hue wi' Wallace bled, Scots wham Bruce, etc. I'm wcarin' a-wa, Jean, liko anaio, etc. This necessitates a note at tho beginning of 'cccry line of the ' Land o' the Leal' on the soft accent; whereas tho lines of" Scots wha nac' all bc«in on the ttronu Recent. There aro other small differences, but this in the main one. Of courso tho manner of singin-; still (further whatever dissimilarity exists.

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To Correspondents., Issue 8046, 24 October 1889

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To Correspondents. Issue 8046, 24 October 1889

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