To John Kennedy

Farewel, Dear Friend! may Guid luck hit you, And 'mang her favorites admit you! If e'er Detraction shore to smit you, May nane believe him! And ony deil that thinks to get you, Good Lord deceive him!!!


John Shedden

About this work

This is an epitaph by Robert Burns. It was written in 1786 and is read here by John Shedden.

Themes for this epitaph

death religion

Selected for 05 March

A second poem addressed to the Cumnock factor, this time bidding him farewell in the expectation that Burns would go through with his plan to emigrate to the West Indies. The longer Kennedy poem was the selection for March 3rd.

Donny O'Rourke

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