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331. Epigram at Brownhill Inn

AT 1 Brownhill we always get dainty good cheer,
And plenty of bacon each day in the year;
We’ve a’ thing that’s nice, and mostly in season,
But why always Bacon-come, tell me a reason?

Note 1. Bacon was the name of a presumably intrusive host. The lines are said to have “afforded much amusement.”-Lang. [back]


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Poem 331. Epigram at Brownhill Inn - Robert Burns