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Poem by Robert Burns


Written on a Blank Leaf of One of Miss Hannah Mores Works, Which a Lady Had Given him


THOU flattering mark of friendship kind,
Still may thy pages call to mind
  The dear, the beauteous donor:
Though sweetly female every part,
Yet such a head, and more-the heart
  Does both the sexes honour.
She showd her taste refined and just
  When she selected thee,
Yet deviating own I must,
  For so approving me.
    But kind still Ill mind still
      The giver in the gift;
    Ill bless her and wiss her
      A Friend aboon the lift.



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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