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On A Galloway Laird
(David Maxwell of Cardoness)
NOT QUITE SO WISE AS SOLOMON

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Bless Jesus Christ, O Cardoness,
With grateful lifted eyes,
Who taught that not the soul alone
But body too shall rise!
For had He said :- ' The soul alone
From death I will deliver,'
Alas! alas! O Cardoness,
Then hadst you lain for ever!

 

Bless Jesus Christ, O Cardoness,
With grateful lifted eyes,
Who taught that not the soul alone
But body too shall rise!
For had He said :- ' The soul alone
From death I will deliver,'
Alas! alas! O Cardoness,
Then had you lain for ever!

 

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