Robert Burns

(1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland)

320. Lines to Sir John Whitefoord, Bart - Poem by Robert Burns

THOU, who thy honour as thy God rever'st,
Who, save thy mind's reproach, nought earthly fear'st,
To thee this votive offering I impart,
The tearful tribute of a broken heart.
The Friend thou valued'st, I, the Patron lov'd;
His worth, his honour, all the world approved:
We'll mourn till we too go as he has gone,
And tread the shadowy path to that dark world unknown.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 8, 2016



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