And there began a lang digression About the lords o' the creation.
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Source: The Twa Dogs.
Contributed by: Zaady
But, oh! fell death's untimely frost That nipt my flower sae early.
Source: Highland Mary.
'T is sweeter for thee despairing Than aught in the world beside,-Jessy!
Now a' is done that men can do, And a' is done in vain.
Source: A' for our Rightfu' King.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o' lang syne?
Source: Auld Lang Syne.
Ye banks and braes o' bonny Doon, How can ye bloom sae fresh and fair? How can ye chant, ye little birds, And I sae weary fu' o' care?
Source: The Banks of Doon.
Some books are lies frae end to end.
Source: Death and Dr. Hornbook.
For a' that, and a' that, And twice as muckle 's a' that.
Source: The Jolly Beggars.
And may you better reck the rede, Than ever did the adviser!
Source: Epistle to a Young Friend.
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve,-how exquisite the bliss!
Source: A Winter Night.
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