Author of The Clean
Hearth Stane and some fugitive poetical pieces, belonged to an old
familythe Moffats of Stoneyflat, Kirkintillochand was a merchant in
that town. He died on 18th September, 1853, and was interred in the
burying-ground of the parish.
THE CLEAN HEARTH STANE.
When gloomy gloamin oer
Spreads out his darknin cloud o gray,
An' doors an' winnocks sneckit tight,
Keep angry howlin' win's at bay,
Then, Jeanie, in our cosie cot,
Our bairnies roun us a* sae fair,
Contentment smilin oer our lot,
We sit beside our clean hearth stane.
The blissfu hours on
Afore we min1, flee by sae sune;
An sweetly, while my Jeanie sings,
Her wheel goes roun* wi cheerie croon.
Douce, drowsie Collie oer his nap,
Perplext wi' nocht o grief an pain,
Wi Baudrons thrummin on his back,
Lies beckin' on the clean hearth stane.
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