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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. Epitaph on Wee Johnny
  2. The Cairds Second Song
  3. The Sailors Song
  4. Prologue, Spoken at the Theatre, Dumfries, on New Years Day Evening [1790]
  5. Address, Spoken by Miss Fontenelle, on her Benefit-night, December 4, 1793, at the Theatre, Dumfries


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