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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
455. Epitaph on a noted coxcomb
 
 
Capt. Wm. Roddirk, of Corbiston.
 
 
LIGHT lay the earth on Billy’s breast,
  His chicken heart so tender;
But build a castle on his head,
  His scull will prop it under.
 

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