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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
77. Epitaph on John Dove, Innkeeper
 
 
HERE lies Johnie Pigeon;
What was his religion?
  Whae’er desires to ken,
To some other warl’
Maun follow the carl,        5
  For here Johnie Pigeon had nane!
 
Strong ale was ablution,
Small beer persecution,
  A dram was memento mori;
But a full-flowing bowl        10
Was the saving his soul,
  And port was celestial glory.
 

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