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On Maxwell of Cardoness


Bless Jesus Christ, O Cardoness, With grateful, lifted eyes; Who taught that not the soul alone, But body too shall rise. For had he said, the soul alone From death I will deliver: Alas, alas, O Cardoness! Then hadst thou lain forever!

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Liz Lochhead

About this work

This is an epigram by Robert Burns. It was written in 1794 and is read here by Liz Lochhead.

Themes for this epigram

death class humour

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