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- 1818 July 25, Jedadiah Cleishbotham [pseudonym; Walter Scott], chapter VI, in Tales of My Landlord, Second Series, [...] In Four Volumes (The Heart of Mid-Lothian), volume II, Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne and Co.] for Archibald Constable and Company, OCLC 819902302, page 151:
- Hegh, sirs! but we are a hopefu' family, to be twa o' us in the Guard at ance—But there were better days wi' us ance—were there na, mither?
- 1871 July – 1873 February, Anthony Trollope, “Lady Eustace Procures a Pony for the Use of Her Cousin”, in The Eustace Diamonds. A Novel, New York, N.Y.: Harper & Brothers, publishers, […], published 1872, OCLC 1332510, page 104, column 1:
- Pownies ain't to be had for nowt in Ayrshire, as was ance, my leddie.