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Poem by Robert Burns


To Mr. Mackenzie, Surgeon, Mauchline


Friday firsts the day appointed
By the Right Worshipful anointed,
  	To hold our grand procession;
To get a blad o Johnies morals,
And taste a swatch o Mansons barrels
  	I the way of our profession.

The Master and the Brotherhood
  	Would a be glad to see you;
For me I would be mair than proud
  	To share the mercies wi you.

    		If Death, then, wi skaith, then.
      			Some mortal heart is hechtin,
    		Inform him, and storm him,
      			That Saturday youll fecht him.

Mossgiel, An. M. 5790

1786

Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. John Bushbys Lamentation. Third Ballad
  2. The Heron Ballads. First Ballad
  3. The Election. Second Ballad
  4. An Excellent New Song. Fourth Ballad (May 1796)
  5. When Guildford Good Our Pilot Stood


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