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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
124. Motto prefixed to the Author’s first Publication
 
 
THE SIMPLE Bard, unbroke by rules of art,
He pours the wild effusions of the heart;
And if inspir’d ’tis Nature’s pow’rs inspire;
Her’s all the melting thrill, and her’s the kindling fire.
 

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