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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
323. Epigram on Miss Davies
 
 
On being asked why she had been formed so little, and Mrs. A—— so big.
 
 
ASK why God made the gem so small?
  And why so huge the granite?—
Because God meant mankind should set
  That higher value on it.
 

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