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252. Lines to John M'Murdo of Drumlanrig

O COULD I give thee India’s wealth,
As I this trifle send;
Because thy joy in both would be
To share them with a friend.

But golden sands did never grace
The Heliconian stream;
Then take what gold could never buy-
An honest bard’s esteem.


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Poem 252. Lines to John M'Murdo of Drumlanrig - Robert Burns