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Andrew Macphail, comp.  The Book of Sorrow.  1916.
 
XXIX. The Happy Dead
Epitaph on a Friend
By Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
AN HONEST man here lies at rest,
As e’er God with his image blest;
The friend of man, the friend of truth,
The friend of age, and guide of youth:
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,        5
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there ’s another world, he lives in bliss;
If there is none, he made the best of this.
 
 
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