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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
53. Lines on the Author’s Death
 
 
Written with the Supposed View of Being Handed to Rankine after the Poet’s Interment
 
 
HE who of Rankine sang, lies stiff and dead,
And a green grassy hillock hides his head;
Alas! alas! a devilish change indeed.
 

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