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First Line: To burns! Brave scotia's laurel'd son
Last Line: We toast thy fame from year to year.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets

TO Burns! Brave Scotia's laurel'd son,
Who drove his plough on Helicon;
Who with his doric rhyme erewhile
Taught English bards to mend their style;
And by the humour of his pen
Fairly befool'd old Nickie-ben!

Blithe Robbie Burns, we love thee well
Because thou wert so like thysel':
And in full cups with festive cheer
We toast thy fame from year to year.

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