Rhyming Reply To A Note From Captain Riddell

     Dear, Sir, at ony time or tide,
     I'd rather sit wi' you than ride,
     Though 'twere wi' royal Geordie:
     And trowth, your kindness, soon and late,
     Aft gars me to mysel' look blate—
     The Lord in Heav'n reward ye!

R. Burns.