Lines To John M'Murdo, Esq. Of Drumlanrig

Sent with some of the Author's Poems.

      O could I give thee India's wealth,      As I this trifle send;      Because thy joy in both would be      To share them with a friend.       But golden sands did never grace      The Heliconian stream;      Then take what gold could never buy-      An honest bard's esteem.