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Poem by Helen Craik
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Inscribed on reverse of frontispiece portrait of Burns in a copy of the 1787 edition now in the Burns Collection, Mitchell Library, Glasgow.
Here native Genius, gay, unique and strong, Shines through each page, and marks the tuneful song; Rapt Admiration her warm tribute pays, And Scotia proudly echoes all she says; Bold Independence, too, illumes the theme And claims a manly privilege to Fame. – Vainly, O Burns! wou’d rank and riches shine, Compar’d with in-born merit great as thine, These Chance may take, as Chance has often giv’n, But Pow’rs like thine can only come from Heav’n.
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