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Inscription to Miss Graham of Fintry

by Robert Burns, 1794

Here, where the Scottish Muse immortal lives,
  In sacred strains and tuneful numbers joined,
Accept the gift; though humble he who gives,
  Rich is the tribute of the grateful mind.

So may no ruffian-feeling in my breast,
  Discordant, jar thy bosom-chords among;
But Peace attune thy gentle soul to rest,
  Or Love, ecstatic, wake his seraph song,

Or Pity's notes, in luxury of tears,
  As modest Want the tale of woe reveals;
While conscious Virtue all the strains endears,
  And heaven-born Piety her sanction seals.

Published in Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

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