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Written in a wrapper inclosing a letter to Capt.

Grose, to be left with Mr. Cardonnel, Antiquarian.

Tune-Sir John MALCOM.'

KEN ye ought o' Captain Grose ?

]go, & ago. If he's amang his friends or foes ?

Iram, coram, dago.

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Is he South, or is he North ?

Igo, & ago.
Or drowned in the river Forth?

Iram, coram, dago.

Is he slain by Highland bodies ?

Igo, & ago.
And eaten like a weather-haggis ?

Iram, coram, dago.

Is he to Abram's bosom gane ?

ago. Or haudin Sarah by the wame?

Iram, coram, dago.

Igo, &

Where'er

Where'er he be, the Lord be near him!

Igo, & ago.
As for the deil he daur na steer him,

Iram, coram, dago.

But please transmit th' inclosed letter,

ago. Which will oblige your humble debtor,

Iram, coram, dago.

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So may ye hae auld stanes in store,

I go, & ago.
The very stanes that Adam bore,

Iram, coram, dago.

So may ye get in glad possession ;

I go, & ago.
The coins o' Satan's coronation !

Iram, coram, dago.

TO !

TO

ROBERT GRAHAM, Esq.

OF FINTRY,

On receiving a Favor.

I CALL no goddess to inspire my strains,
A fabled Muse may suit a bard that feigns ;
Friend of my life! my ardent spirit burns,
And all the tribute of my heart returns,
For boons accorded, goodness ever new,
The gift still dearer, as the giver you.

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Thou orb of day! thou other paler light !
And all ye many sparkling stars of night;
If aught that giver from my mind efface ;
If I that giver's bounty e'er disgrace;
Then roll to me, along your wandering spheres,
Only to number out a villain's years !

EPITAPH

EPITAPH

ON

A FRIEND

AN honest man here lies at rest,
As e'er God with his Image blest,
The friend of man, the friend of truth;
The friend of age, and guide of youth :
Few hearts like his, with virtue warm’d,
Few heads with knowledge so inform’d:
If there's another world, he lives in bliss ;
If there is none, he made the best of this.

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A GRACE BEFORE DINNER.

O THOU, who kindly dost provide

For every creature's want !
We bless thee, God of nature wide,

For all thy goodness lent :
And, if it please thee, heavenly guide,

May never worse be sent ;
But whether granted, or denied,

Lord bless us with content !

Amen!

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