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Epigram on a Country Laird (Cardoness

by Robert Burns, 1794

Bless Jesus Christ, O Cardonessp,
  With grateful, lifted eyes,
Who taught that not the soul alone,
  But body too shall rise;
For had He said "the soul alone
  From death I will deliver,"
Alas, alas! O Cardoness,
  Then hadst thou lain for ever.

Published in Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

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