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On Captain Francis Grose

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

The Devil got notice that Grose was a-dying,
So whip! at the summons, old Satan came flying;
But when he approach'd where poor Francis lay moaning,
And saw each bed-post with the burthen a-groaning,
Astonish'd, confounded, cries Satan :- ' By God,
I'd want him ere take such a damnable load!'

 

The Devil got notice that Grose was a-dying,
So whip! at the summons, old Satan came flying;
But when he approached where poor Francis lay moaning,
And saw each bed-post with the burden a-groaning,
Astonished, confounded, cries Satan :- ' By God,
I would want him ere take such a damnable load!'

 

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