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[EPITAPH] FOR THE AUTHOR'S FATHER.

1 O ye whose cheek the tear of pity stains,
2 Draw near with pious rev'rence and attend!
3 Here lie the loving Husband's dear remains,
4 The tender Father, and the gen'rous Friend.
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5 The pitying Heart that felt for human Woe;
6 The dauntless heart that fear'd no human Pride;
7 The Friend of Man, to vice alone a foe;
8 'For ev'n his failings lean'd to Virtue's side.
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    Title (in Source Edition): [EPITAPH] FOR THE AUTHOR'S FATHER.
    Author: Robert Burns
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    POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, BY ROBERT BURNS. Kilmarnock: printed by John Wilson, M,DCC,LXXXVI., 1786, pp. 232-233. 240p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T91548) (Page images digitized by National Library of Scotland.)

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