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On Marriage

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

That hackney'd judge of human life,
The Preacher and the King,
Observes: - ' The man that gets a wife
He gets a noble thing.'
But how capricious are mankind,
Now loathing, now desirous!
We married men, how oft we find
The best of things will tire us!

 

That hackneyed judge of human life,
The Preacher and the King,
Observes: - ' The man that gets a wife
He gets a noble thing.'
But how capricious are mankind,
Now loathing, now desirous!
We married men, how often we find
The best of things will tire us!

 

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