• At length his lonely cot appears in view,
    Beneath the shelter of an aged tree;
    Th' expectant wee-things, toddling, stacher thro'
    To meet their Dad, wi' flichterin noise an' glee.

    Robert Burns (1838). “The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and Criticism on His Writings. To which are Prefixed, Some Observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry”, p.40