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1 One Queen Artemisa, as old stories tell,
2 When depriv'd of her husband she loved so well,
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3 In respect for the love and affection he'd show'd her,
4 She reduc'd him to dust, and she drank up the Powder.
5 But Queen N**********, of a diff'rent complexion,
6 When call'd on to order the fun'ral direction,
7 Would have eat her dead lord, on a slender pretence,
8 Not to show her respect, but to save the expence.


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Title (in Source Edition): ANOTHER.
Author: Robert Burns
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Burns, Robert, 1759-1796. POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, BY ROBERT BURNS. Kilmarnock: printed by John Wilson, M,DCC,LXXXVI., 1786, pp. 230-231. 240p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T91548) (Page images digitized by National Library of Scotland.)

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