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Rusticity's ungainly Form


Rusticity's ungainly form May cloud the highest mind; But when the heart is nobly warm, The good excuse will find. Propriety's cold cautious rules Warm Fervour may o'erlook; But spare poor Sensibility The ungentle harsh rebuke.

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Joyce Falconer

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This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1786 and is read here by Joyce Falconer.

Themes for this poem

hypocrisy

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