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Poem by Robert Burns


A Jeremiad


AH, woe is me! my mother dear;
  A man of strife yeve born me;
For sair contention I maun bear, 
  They hate, revile, and scorn me.

I neer could lend on bill or bond
  That, five per cent, might blest me;
And borrowing, on the tother hand-
  The deil a ane wad trust me.

Yet I, a coin-denied wight,
  By fortune quite discarded 
Ye see how I am, day and night,
  By lad and lass blackguarded.

1778

Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Tibbie Dunbar
  2. O Bonnie Was Yon Rosy Brier
  3. Phillis the Fair
  4. O Leave Novels
  5. Heres his Health in Water!


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