On the death of Echo, a Lap-dog


In wood and wild, ye warbling throng, Your heavy loss deplore; Now half extinct your powers of song, Sweet Echo is no more. Ye jarring, screeching things around, Scream your discordant joys; Now half your din of tuneless sound With Echo silent lies. - SECOND VERSION Ye warblers of the vocal grove, Your heavy loss deplore; Now half your melody is lost, Sweet Echo is no more. Each shrieking, screaming bird and beast, Exalt your tuneless voice; Half your deformity is hid, Here Echo silent lies.

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David Hayman

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This is an epitaph by Robert Burns. It was written in 1793 and is read here by David Hayman.

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