Verses On Captain Grose

Written on an Envelope, enclosing a Letter to Him.

      Ken ye aught o' Captain Grose?-Igo, and ago,      If he's amang his friends or foes?-Iram, coram, dago.       Is he to Abra'm's bosom gane?-Igo, and ago,      Or haudin Sarah by the wame?-Iram, coram dago.       Is he south or is he north?-Igo, and ago,      Or drowned in the river Forth?-Iram, coram dago.       Is he slain by Hielan' bodies?-Igo, and ago,      And eaten like a wether haggis?-Iram, coram, dago.       Where'er he be, the Lord be near him!-Igo, and ago,      As for the deil, he daur na steer him.-Iram, coram, dago.       But please transmit th' enclosed letter,-Igo, and ago,      Which will oblige your humble debtor.-Iram, coram, dago.       So may ye hae auld stanes in store,-Igo, and ago,      The very stanes that Adam bore.-Iram, coram, dago,       So may ye get in glad possession,-Igo, and ago,      The coins o' Satan's coronation!-Iram coram dago.