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Poem by Robert Burns

Verses Written Under Violent Grief

ACCEPT the gift a friend sincere
  Wad on thy worth be preesin;
Remembrance oft may start a tear,
But oh! that tenderness forbear,
  Though twad my sorrows lessen.

My morning raise sae clear and fair,
  I thought sair storms wad never
Bedew the scene; but grief and care
In wildest fury hae made bare
  My peace, my hope, for ever!

You think Im glad; oh, I pay weel
  For a the joy I borrow,
In solitude-then, then I feel
I canna to mysel conceal
  My deeply-ranklin sorrow.

Farewell! within thy bosom free
  A sigh may whiles awaken;
A tear may wet thy laughin ee,
For Scotia a son-ance gay like thee-
  Now hopeless, comfortless, forsaken!

                      Robert Burns

Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Mark Yonder Pomp
  2. By Allan Stream
  3. Theres News, Lasses
  4. Scroggam
  5. The First Psalm

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