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To John M'Murdo
With Some of the Author's Poems

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

1.
O, could I give thee India's wealth,
As I this trifle send!
Because thy Joy in both would be
To share them with a friend!
2.
But golden sands did never grace
The Heliconian stream;
Then take what gold could never buy --
An honest Bard's esteem.

 


O, could I give you India's wealth,
As I this trifle send!
Because your Joy in both would be
To share them with a friend!

But golden sands did never grace
The Heliconian stream;
Then take what gold could never buy -
An honest Bard's esteem.

 

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