on poetry by three Scottish women in descending order of century:
I. Mary's Song
(poetry by Marion Angus, 19th-20th century)
II. Auld Robin Gray
(poetry by Lady Ann Lindsay, 18th-19th century)
III. Out ouer them all
(poetry excerpted from "Ane godlie Dreame", by Elizabeth Melville, 16th-17th century)
as the text sources get older, the ideas contained within them modernize, and the narrator journeys from obsession to concession to freedom.