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Epitaph For James Smith

     Lament him, Mauchline husbands a',
     He aften did assist ye;
     For had ye staid hale weeks awa,
     Your wives they ne'er had miss'd ye.

     Ye Mauchline bairns, as on ye press
     To school in bands thegither,
     O tread ye lightly on his grass,—
     Perhaps he was your father!