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To Miss Isabella MacLeod

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

1.
The crimson blossom charms the bee,
The summer sun the swallow:
So dear this tuneful gift to me
From lovely Isabella.
2.
Her portrait fair upon my mind
Revolving time shall mellow,
And mem'ry's latest effort find
The lovely Isabella.
3.
No Bard nor lover's rapture this
In fancies vain and shallow!
She is, so come my soul to bliss,
The Lovely Isabella.

 


The crimson blossom charms the bee,
The summer sun the swallow:
So dear this tuneful gift to me
From lovely Isabella.

Her portrait fair upon my mind
Revolving time shall mellow,
And memory's latest effort find
The lovely Isabella.

No Bard nor lover's rapture this
In fancies vain and shallow!
She is, so come my soul to bliss,
The Lovely Isabella.

 

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