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Poem by Robert Burns


To Dr. Maxwell, on Miss Jessy Staigs Recovery


MAXWELL, if merit here you crave,
  That merit I deny:
"You" save fair Jessy from the grave?
  An Angel could not die.

1794

Robert Burns


Robert Burns's other poems:
  1. Verses Addressed to J. Rankine
  2. Lines Supposed to Have Been Written by Burns, and Forwarded to John Rankine, Ayrshire, Immediately after the Poets Decease
  3. Tam Glen
  4. To John Taylor
  5. Epigram on a Noted Coxcomb


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