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Poem by Robert Burns


Lines Written on a Window, at the Kings Arms Tavern, Dumfries


YE men of wit and wealth, why all this sneering
Gainst poor Excisemen! give the cause a hearing;
What are your landlords rent-rolls? taxing ledgers:
What premiers, what? even Monarchs mighty gaugers:
Nay, what are priests, those seeming godly wise men?
What are they, pray, but spiritual Excisemen?



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Mark Yonder Pomp
  2. By Allan Stream
  3. Theres News, Lasses
  4. Scroggam
  5. Theres a Youth in This City


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