Lines sent to John Syme of Ryedale


O had the malt thy strength of mind, Or hops the flavour of thy wit, 'Twere drink for first of human kind, A gift that e'en for Syme were fit.

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Bill Paterson

About this work

This is an epigram by Robert Burns. It was written in 1795 and is read here by Bill Paterson.

Themes for this epigram

drink humour

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