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Poem by Robert Burns


Verses Addressed to J. Rankine


I am a keeper of the law
In some sma points, altho not a;
Some people tell me gin I fa,
       Ae way or ither,
The breaking of ae point, tho sma,
       Breaks a thegither.

I hae been in fort ance or twice,
And winna say owre far for thrice,
Yet never met with that surprise
       That broke my rest;
But now a rumours like to rise,
       A whaups i the nest.

1794

Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. For the Sake of Somebody
  2. Kenmures on and awa
  3. Ca the Yowes
  4. Song of Death
  5. On Lord Galloway (No Stewart art thou, Galloway...)


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