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Epistle To Dr. Blacklock

ELLISLAND, 21st Oct., 1789.WOW, but your letter made me vauntie!
And are ye hale, and weel and cantie?
I ken'd it still, your wee bit jauntie
Wad bring ye to:
Lord send you aye as weel's I want ye!
And then ye'll do.


The ill-thief blaw the Heron south!
And never drink be near his drouth!

He tauld myself by word o' mouth,
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