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On Edmund Burke By An Opponent And A Friend To Warren Hastings

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Oft have I wonder'd that on Irish ground
No poisonous Reptile has ever been found:
Revealed stands the secret of great Nature's work:
She preserved her poison to create a Burke!

 

Often have I wondered that on Irish ground
No poisonous Reptile has ever been found:
Revealed stands the secret of great Nature's work:
She preserved her poison to create a Burke!

 

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