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Poem by Robert Burns


Sent to a Gentleman whom He had Offended


THE friend whom wild from wisdoms way
  The fumes of wine infuriate send
(Not moony madness more astray)-
  Who but deplores that hapless friend?

Mine was th insensate frenzied part,
  Ah! why should I such scenes out-live?
Scenes so abhorrent to my heart!
  Tis thine to pity and forgive.



Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. The Sailors Song
  2. The Rantin Dog the Daddie Ot
  3. Had I The Wyte
  4. Evan Banks
  5. Address, Spoken by Miss Fontenelle, on her Benefit-night, December 4, 1793, at the Theatre, Dumfries


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