Versified Note To Dr. Mackenzie, Mauchline

      Friday first's the day appointed      By the Right Worshipful anointed,       To hold our grand procession;      To get a blad o' Johnie's morals,      And taste a swatch o' Manson's barrels       I' the way of our profession.      The Master and the Brotherhood      Would a' be glad to see you;      For me I would be mair than proud       To share the mercies wi' you.      If Death, then, wi' skaith, then,      Some mortal heart is hechtin,      Inform him, and storm him,      That Saturday you'll fecht him. 
Robert Burns.
Mossgiel, An. M. 5790.