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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
248. Pegasus at Wanlockhead
 
 
WITH Pegasus upon a day,
  Apollo, weary flying,
Through frosty hills the journey lay,
  On foot the way was plying.
 
Poor slipshod giddy Pegasus        5
  Was but a sorry walker;
To Vulcan then Apollo goes,
  To get a frosty caulker.
 
Obliging Vulcan fell to work,
  Threw by his coat and bonnet,        10
And did Sol’s business in a crack;
  Sol paid him with a sonnet.
 
Ye Vulcan’s sons of Wanlockhead,
  Pity my sad disaster;
My Pegasus is poorly shod,        15
  I’ll pay you like my master.
 

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