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Pinned To Mrs. Walter Riddell's Carriage

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

If you rattle along like your mistress's tongue,
Your speed will out-rival the dart;
But, a fly for your load, you'll break down on the road,
If your stuff be as rotten's her heart.

 

If you rattle along like your mistress's tongue,
Your speed will out-rival the dart;
But, a fly for your load, you will break down on the road,
If your stuff be as rotten as her heart.

 

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