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Rusticity's Ungainly Form

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation


1.
Rusticity's ungainly form
May cloud the highest mind;
But when the heart is nobly warm,
The good excuse will find.
2.
Propriety's cold, cautious rules
Warm Fervour may o'erlook;
But spare poor Sensibility
Th' ungentle, harsh rebuke.



Rusticity's ungainly form
May cloud the highest mind;
But when the heart is nobly warm,
The good excuse will find.

Propriety's cold, cautious rules
Warm Fervour may overlook;
But spare poor Sensibility
The ungentle, harsh rebuke.

 

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