Contains some strong language

Epitaph for Hugh Logan


Here lyes Squire Hugh - ye harlot crew, Come mak' your water on him. I'm sure that he weel pleas'd would be To think ye pish'd upon him.

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Clare Grogan

About this work

This is an epitaph by Robert Burns. It was written in and is read here by Clare Grogan.

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While there is no manuscript evidence to attribute this epitaph to Robert Burns, it is well known that the poet often revelled in crude verse and mock epitaph.

It remains possible, then, that Burns was the author. It is thought that the verse was inspired by Laird Hugh Logan of Cumnock (1739 - 1802).

Pauline Mackay

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death

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