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Poem by Robert Burns



O a ye hymeneal powers  
That rule the essence-mixing hours!  
Whether in eastern monarchs bowrs  
         Or Greenland caves,  
A nuptial scene in Machlin towrs  
         Your presence craves.  

Threescore-fyfteen, a blooming bride,  
This night with seventy-four is tyd;  
O mak the bed baith saft an wide  
         Wi canie toil,  
An lay them gently side by side,  
         At least a while.  

Robert Burns

Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. The Cairds Second Song
  2. The Sailors Song
  3. Had I The Wyte
  4. The Rantin Dog the Daddie Ot
  5. The Toast

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Mary Montagu Epithalamium ("Since you, Mr. H**d, will marry black Kate")
  • Edmund Gosse Epithalamium ("HIGH in the organ-loft, with lilied hair")

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