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Poem by Robert Burns


To a Lady, with a Present of a Pair of Drinking Glasses


FAIR Empress of the Poets soul,
  And Queen of Poetesses;
Clarinda, take this little boon,
  This humble pair of glasses.

And fill them high with generous juice,
  As generous as your mind;
And pledge me in the generous toast-
  The whole of human kind!

To those who love us!-second fill;
  But not to those whom we love;
Lest we love those who love not us!
  A third-To thee and me, Love!



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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