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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. Tam Samsons Elegy
  2. Could Aught of Song
  3. O Lassie, Art Thou Sleeping Yet?
  4. Scroggam
  5. Stanzas on the Same Occasion


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