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TO -------- OF C-------DER, ON SOME GENTLEMEN BEING REFUSED PERMISSION
TO TAKE A VIEW OF THE ARCHITECTURE, ETC., OF C-------DER HOUSE

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

Why shut your doors and windows thus,
With such a jealous dread?
We are no children come to eat
Your works of gingerbread.

Why shut your doors and windows thus,
With such a jealous dread?
We are not children come to eat
Your works of gingerbread.

 

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