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Poems and Songs of Robert Burns: Verses To Clarinda

Verses To Clarinda

Sent with a Pair of Wine-Glasses.

Fair Empress of the Poet's soul,
And Queen of Poetesses;
Clarinda, take this little boon,
This humble pair of glasses:

And fill them up with generous juice,
As generous as your mind;
And pledge them to the generous toast,
"The whole of human kind!"

"To those who love us!" second fill;
But not to those whom we love;
Lest we love those who love not us—
A third—"To thee and me, Love!"
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