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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
472. To the beautiful Miss Eliza J——n, on her principles of Liberty and Eqality
 
 
On her Principles of Liberty and Equality.
 
 
HOW, Liberty! girl, can it be by thee nam’d?
Equality too! hussey, art not asham’d?
Free and Equal indeed, while mankind thou enchainest,
And over their hearts a proud Despot so reignest.
 

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