On Tam The Chapman

     As Tam the chapman on a day,
     Wi'Death forgather'd by the way,
     Weel pleas'd, he greets a wight so famous,
     And Death was nae less pleas'd wi' Thomas,
     Wha cheerfully lays down his pack,
     And there blaws up a hearty crack:
     His social, friendly, honest heart
     Sae tickled Death, they could na part;
     Sae, after viewing knives and garters,
     Death taks him hame to gie him quarters.