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The Toadeater


No more of your titled acquaintances boast, Nor of the gay groups you have seen; A crab louse is but a crab louse at last, Tho' stack to the cunt of a Queen.

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John Bett

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This is a poem by Robert Burns. It is read here by John Bett.

Themes for this poem

class life hypocrisy

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