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To Mrs C


Thou flattering mark of friendship kind Still may thy pages call to mind The dear, the beauteous donor: Though sweetly female every part Yet such a head, and more the heart, Does both the sexes honor. She showed her taste refined and just When she selected thee, Yet deviating own I must, For so approving me. But kind still, I mind still, The giver in the gift; I'll bless her and wiss her A Friend aboon the Lift.

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Tam Dean Burn

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This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1786 and is read here by Tam Dean Burn.

Themes for this poem

friendship woman man

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