Who is unknown. the rantin laddie?

Famous quotes containing the words rantin laddie, unknown, rantin and/or laddie:

    Ye lassies all, where’er ye be,
    And ye lie with an east-shore laddie,
    Ye’ll happy be and ye’ll happy be,
    For they are frank and free.
    —Unknown. The Rantin Laddie (l. 49–52)

    [The pleasures of writing] correspond exactly to the pleasures of reading, the bliss, the felicity of a phrase is shared by writer and reader: by the satisfied writer and the grateful reader, or—which is the same thing—by the artist grateful to the unknown force in his mind that has suggested a combination of images and by the artistic reader whom his combination satisfies.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Ye lassies all, where’er ye be,
    And ye lie with an east-shore laddie,
    Ye’ll happy be and ye’ll happy be,
    For they are frank and free.
    —Unknown. The Rantin Laddie (l. 49–52)

    Oft have I played at cards and dice,
    Because they were so enticing;
    But this is a sad and sorrowful day
    To see my apron rising.
    —Unknown. The Rantin Laddie (l. 1–4)