Versified Reply To An Invitation

      Sir,       Yours this moment I unseal,      And faith I'm gay and hearty!      To tell the truth and shame the deil,      I am as fou as Bartie:      But Foorsday, sir, my promise leal,      Expect me o' your partie,      If on a beastie I can speel,      Or hurl in a cartie.       Yours,       Robert Burns.      Mauchlin, Monday night, 10 o'clock.