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Lawrie, Louisa (b. 1796)

Fourth and youngest daughter of the Rev George Lawrie. She had in her possession for many years lines in Burns's handwriting, apparently part of a poem describing festivities at the Manse.
"The night was still, and o'er the hill
The moon shone on the castle wa'
The mavis sang, while dew-drops hang
Around her on the castle wa'.
Sae merrily they danced the ring
Frae eenin till the cock did craw;
And aye the ower-word o' the spring
Was Irvine's bairns are bonnie a'."

The manse of Loudon parish church was on the River Irvine, and at that time the old castle of Newmills (now Newmilns) could be seen from it. See Lawrie, Rev Dr George and Lawrie, Rev Dr Archibald.

Like her sister Christie, Louisa was also a keen musician, and earned Burns's praise for her spinet playing. She died unmarried.

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