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161. Epigram Addressed to an Artist

DEAR -, I’ll gie ye some advice,
You’ll tak it no uncivil:
You shouldna paint at angels mair,
But try and paint the devil.

To paint an Angel’s kittle wark,
Wi’ Nick, there’s little danger:
You’ll easy draw a lang-kent face,
But no sae weel a stranger.-R. B.


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Poem 161. Epigram Addressed to an Artist - Robert Burns