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282. Extemporaneous Effusion on being appointed to an Excise Division

282. Extemporaneous Effusion on being appointed to an Excise Division

SEARCHING auld wives’ barrels,
Ochon the day!
That clarty barm should stain my laurels:
But-what’ll ye say?
These movin’ things ca’d wives an’ weans,
Wad move the very hearts o’ stanes!



Poem 282. Extemporaneous Effusion on being appointed to an Excise Division - Robert Burns