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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Inspiration
By Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
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THE MUSE, nae poet ever fand her,
Till by himsel’ he learned to wander,
Adown some trotting burn’s meander,
And no think lang;
O sweet to stray and pensive ponder        5
  A heartfelt sang!
 
 
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