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Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns


The Poet's Reply To The Threat Of A Censorious Critic

My imprudent lines were answered, very petulantly, by somebody, I
believe, a Rev. Mr. Hamilton. In a MS., where I met the answer, I wrote
below:-

With Esop's lion, Burns says: Sore I feel
Each other's scorn, but damn that ass' heel!

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