Oor Mither Tongue An Anthology of Scots Vernacular
Verse by Ninian Macwhannell (1938) Our
thanks to John Henderson for sending this in
This Anthology is the outcome of "Talks" on Modern
Scots Vernacular Verse given to Literary Associations during the last
thirty years. During that period our own sons and daughters have given
us excellent Vernacular Verse, which, unfortunately, is not so well
known as it should be.
The Editor has kept himself in touch with that poetry,
and has waled his selection from it.
His object has been to make these writers better known
and to stir up a livelier interest in the Vernacular, which, though not
now a spoken language, is still a language of literature - brimful of
couthy and sappy words and pithy phrases.
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