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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
161. Epigram Addressed to an Artist
 
 
DEAR ———, I’ll gie ye some advice,
  You’ll tak it no uncivil:
You shouldna paint at angels mair,
  But try and paint the devil.
 
To paint an Angel’s kittle wark,        5
  Wi’ Nick, there’s little danger:
You’ll easy draw a lang-kent face,
  But no sae weel a stranger.—R. B.
 

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