Breadcrumb Home Cite Poems and Songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns Epistle From Esopus To MariaOn Capt. LascellesEpitaph On A Noted Coxcomb Capt. Wm. Roddirk, of Corbiston. Light lay the earth on Billy's breast, His chicken heart so tender; But build a castle on his head, His scull will prop it under.