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Inscription on a Goblet

There's death in the cup - sae beware! Nay, more - there is danger in touching; But wha can avoid the fell snare? The man and his wine's sae bewitching!


Lorraine McIntosh

About this work

This is a poem by Robert Burns. It is read here by Lorraine McIntosh.

Themes for this poem

drink health

Selected for 20 September

The Scots are an inventive people and the world owes the vacuum flask to James Dewar, born on this day in 1842. Robert Burns, always happy to inscribe objects, died too soon to have been able to scratch any verses on such an item, but there was another receptacle on hand...

Donny O'Rourke

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