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Poem by Robert Burns


To Mr. Syme, with a Present of a Dozen of Porter


O, HAD the malt thy strength of mind,
  Or hops the flavour of thy wit,
Twere drink for first of human kind,
  A gift that een for Syme were fit.

"Jerusalem Tavern, Dumfries."



Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Lines Written In Friars-Carse Hermitage
  2. Prologue, Spoken at the Theatre, Dumfries, on New Years Day Evening [1790]
  3. Lines Written on a Window, at the Kings Arms Tavern, Dumfries
  4. Extempore in the Court of Session
  5. To Dr. Maxwell, on Miss Jessy Staigs Recovery


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