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.

Ellisland.