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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
320. Lines to Sir John Whitefoord, Bart
 
 
With the Lament on the Death of the Earl of Glencairn
 
 
THOU, who thy honour as thy God rever’st,
Who, save thy mind’s reproach, nought earthly fear’st,
To thee this votive offering I impart,
The tearful tribute of a broken heart.
The Friend thou valued’st, I, the Patron lov’d;        5
His worth, his honour, all the world approved:
We’ll mourn till we too go as he has gone,
And tread the shadowy path to that dark world unknown.
 

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