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Chiefly In The Scottish Dialect
by Robert Burns
The original, squashed down to read in about 15 minutes
Most lands have a national poet, but Rabbie Burns, the 'Ploughman Poet', the anti-clerical, egalitarian pioneer of the 'Romantic' movement, is much more; a part of the very fabric of Scottish identity. He is remembered by Scots the world over with 'Burns night' haggis suppers, usually on his birthday, January 25.
Chiefly In The Scottish Dialect
That led th' embattl'd Seraphim to war-
O Thou! whatever title suit thee-
Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie,
O Thou unknown, Almighty Cause
Ha! whaur ye gaun, ye crowlin ferlie?
Oppress'd with grief, oppress'd with care,
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