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On Mr. Pitt's Hair-powder Tax

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Pray, Billy Pitt, explain thy rigs,
This new poll-tax of thine!
'I mean to mark the GUINEA pigs
From other common SWINE.'

 

Pray, Billy Pitt, explain your pranks,
This new poll-tax of yours!
'I mean to mark the GUINEA pigs
From other common SWINE.'

 

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