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1 Here Sowter **** in Death does sleep;
2 To H—ll, if he's gane thither,
3 Satan, gie him thy gear to keep,
4 He'll haud it weel thegither.


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    Title (in Source Edition): [EPITAPH] ON A CELEBRATED RULING ELDER.
    Author: Robert Burns
    Genres: epitaph

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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, p. 231. 240p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T91548) (Page images digitized by National Library of Scotland.)

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