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On Wee Johnie

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

On Wee Johnie

Hic jacet Wee Johnie

Where'er thou art, O reader, know,
That Death has murder'd Johnie,
An' here his body lies fu' low -
For saul he ne'er had onie.

 

 

On Little Johnie

Hic jacet Little Johnie

Where ever you are, O reader, know,
That Death has murdered Johnie,
And here his body lies full low -
For soul he never had any.

 

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