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Poem by Robert Burns


Verses Written Under the Portrait of Fergusson


The poet, in a copy of that authors works presented 
to a young lady in Edinburgh, March 19, 1787.

CURSE on ungrateful man, that can be pleasd,
And yet can starve the author of the pleasure!
O thou, my elder brother in misfortune,
By far my elder brother in the Muses,
With tears I pity thy unhappy fate!
Why is the Bard unpitied by the world,
Yet has so keen a relish of its pleasures?



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Scroggam
  2. Lines Written on a Bank-note
  3. Lines Written at Loudon Manse
  4. To Alex Cunningham, Writer
  5. How Lang And Dreary


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