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On being asked why God had made Miss D so little and Mrs A so big


Ask why God made the GEM so small, And why so huge the granite? Because God meant, mankind should set That higher value on it.

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Phyllida Law

About this work

This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1793 and is read here by Phyllida Law.

Themes for this poem

religion humour

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