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    O I forbid you, maidens a’
    That wear gowd on your hair,
    To come, or gae by Carterhaugh,
    For young Tom-lin is there.
    —Unknown. Tam Lin (l. 1–4)

    The process of discovery is very simple. An unwearied and systematic application of known laws to nature causes the unknown to reveal themselves.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    O I forbid you, maidens a’
    That wear gowd on your hair,
    To come, or gae by Carterhaugh,
    For young Tom-lin is there.
    —Unknown. Tam Lin (l. 1–4)

    Out then spak her father dear,
    And he spak meek and mild,
    And ever alas, sweet Janet, he says,
    I think thou gaes wi’ child.

    If that I gae wi’ child, father,
    Mysel maun bear the blame;
    There’s ne’er a laird about your ha’,
    Shall get the bairn’s name.
    —Unknown. Tam Lin (l. 53–60)