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Poem by Robert Burns


Verses to a Young Lady, Miss Graham of Fintry, with a Present of Songs


HERE, where the Scottish Muse immortal lives,
  In sacred strains and tuneful numbers joind,
Accept the gift; tho humble he who gives,
  Rich is the tribute of the grateful mind.

So may no ruffian-feeling in thy breast
  Discordant jar thy bosom-chords among!
But Peace attune thy gentle soul to rest,
  Or Love, ecstatic, wake his seraph song!

Or Pitys notes, in luxury of tears,
  As modest Want the tale of woe reveals;
While conscious Virtue all the strain endears,
  And heaven-born Piety her sanction seals!



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Mark Yonder Pomp
  2. Theres News, Lasses
  3. Scroggam
  4. To a Young Lady, Miss Jessy Lewars, Dumfries, with Books which the Bard Presented her
  5. The Toast


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