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To The Beautiful Miss Eliza J-----n
ON HER PRINCIPLES OF LIBERTY AND EQUALITY

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

How, ' Liberty!' Girl, can it be by thee nam'd?
' Equality,' too! Hussey, art not asham'd?
Free and Equal indeed, while mankind thou enchainest,
And over their hearts a proud Despot so reignest.

 

How, ' Liberty!' Girl, can it be by you named?
' Equality,' too! Hussey, are you not ashamed?
Free and Equal indeed, while mankind you enchains,
And over their hearts a proud Despot so reigns.

 

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