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Poem by Robert Burns


To Miss Ferrier, Enclosing Elegy On Sir J. H. Blair


NAE heathen name shall I prefix
  Frae Pindus or Parnassus;
Auld Reekie dings them a to sticks,
  For rhyme-inspiring lasses.

Joves tunefu dochters three times three
  Made Homer deep their debtor;
But, gien the body half an ee,
  Nine Ferriers wad done better!

Last day my mind was in a bog,
  Down Georges Street I stoited;
A creeping cauld prosaic fog
  My very senses doited.

Do what I dought to set her free,
  My saul lay in the mire;
Ye turned a neuk-I saw your ee-
  She took the wing like fire!

The mournfu sang I here enclose,
  In gratitude I send you;
And wish and pray in rhyme and prose,
  A gude things may attend you!



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Mark Yonder Pomp
  2. By Allan Stream
  3. Theres News, Lasses
  4. Scroggam
  5. Theres a Youth in This City


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