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502. Lines to John Syme, Esq., with a dozen of Porter

502. Lines to John Syme, Esq., with a dozen of Porter

O HAD the malt thy strength of mind,
Or hops the flavour of thy wit,
‘Twere drink for first of human kind,
A gift that e’en for Syme were fit. JERUSALEM TAVERN, DUMFRIES.



Poem 502. Lines to John Syme, Esq., with a dozen of Porter - Robert Burns