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Poem by Robert Burns


Another Epigram


ONE Queen Artemisia, as old stories tell,
When deprivd of her husband she loved so well,
In respect for the love and affection hed showd her,
She reducd him to dust and she drank up the powder.

But Queen Netherplace, of a diffrent complexion,
When calld on to order the funeral direction,
Would have eat her dead lord, on a slender pretence,
Not to shew her respect, but-to save the expense.

1784

Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Tibbie Dunbar
  2. O Bonnie Was Yon Rosy Brier
  3. Phillis the Fair
  4. Heres his Health in Water!
  5. The Cardin Ot


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