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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
451. Epitaph on the same
 
 
HERE lies, now a prey to insulting neglect,
  What once was a butterfly, gay in life’s beam:
Want only of wisdom denied her respect,
  Want only of goodness denied her esteem.
 

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