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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
429. Song—Come let me take thee to my breast
 
 
COME, let me take thee to my breast,
  And pledge we ne’er shall sunder;
And I shall spurn as vilest dust
  The world’s wealth and grandeur:
And do I hear my Jeanie own        5
  That equal transports move her?
I ask for dearest life alone,
  That I may live to love her.
 
Thus, in my arms, wi’ a’ her charms,
  I clasp my countless treasure;        10
I’ll seek nae main o’ Heav’n to share,
  Tha sic a moment’s pleasure:
And by thy e’en sae bonie blue,
  I swear I’m thine for ever!
And on thy lips I seal my vow,        15
  And break it shall I never.
 

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