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Posted By: GUEST,maddie
19-Mar-11 - 03:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady
The version I know says 'she's no mot for a Proddy Scot with her ivory comb and her mantle fine' meaning that a woman so richly and extravagantly arrayed would not be a mate for the plain austerity of a Protestant Scotsman. Historically, Protestant and Catholic have fought fiercely about ornamentation and luxury.