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Tam-o'-Shanter's Mare

Remember Tam-o'-Shanter's mare. You may pay too dear for your whistle, as Meg lost her tail, pulled off by Nannie of the “Cutty-sark.”

Think, ye may buy the joys owre dear-
Remember Tam-o'-Shanter's mare

Burns.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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