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(11 September 1700 – 27 August 1748 / Ednam in Roxburghshire, Scotland)

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GIVE a man a horse he can ride,
   Give a man a boat he can sail;
And his rank and wealth, his strength and health,
   On sea nor shore shall fail.

Give a man a pipe he can smoke,
   Give a man a book he can read:
And his home is bright with a calm delight,
   Though the room be poor indeed.

Give a man a girl he can love,
   As I, O my love, love thee;
And his heart is great with the pulse of Fate,
   At home, on land, on sea.

Submitted: Saturday, January 04, 2003


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  • Tony Boylan (10/3/2010 4:35:00 PM)

    heard this poem read at a wedding, perfect for the occasion

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