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The Toadeater

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation



Of Lordly acquaintance you boast,
And the Dukes that you dined with yestreen;
Yet an insect's an insect at most,
Tho' it crawl on the curl of a Queen!



Of Lordly acquaintance you boast,
And the Dukes that you dined with last evening;
Yet an insect is an insect at most,
Though it crawl on the curl of a Queen!

 

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