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Poem by Robert Burns


Extempore, on Mr. William Smellie, Author of the Philosophy of Natural History, and Member of the Antiquarian and Royal Societies of Edinburgh


        CROCHALLAN came,

The old Cockd hat, the grey surtout-the same;
His bristling beard just rising in its might,-
Twas four long nights and days to shaving night;
His uncombd grizzly locks wild staring, thatchd
A head for thought profound and clear, unmatchd;
Yet, tho his caustic wit was biting rude,
His heart was warm, benevolent, and good.



                      Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Theres News, Lasses
  2. Scroggam
  3. To a Young Lady, Miss Jessy Lewars, Dumfries, with Books which the Bard Presented her
  4. The Toast
  5. To Alex Cunningham, Writer


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