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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
21. Fickle Fortune: A Fragment
 
 
THOUGH fickle Fortune has deceived me,
  She pormis’d fair and perform’d but ill;
Of mistress, friends, and wealth bereav’d me,
  Yet I bear a heart shall support me still.
 
I’ll act with prudence as far ’s I’m able,        5
  But if success I must never find,
Then come misfortune, I bid thee welcome,
  I’ll meet thee with an undaunted mind.
 

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