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Ralph Waldo Emerson, comp. (1803–1882).  Parnassus: An Anthology of Poetry.  1880.
 
Good Heart
By Robert Burns (1759–1796)
 
IT’S no in titles or in rank;
It’s no in wealth like Lon’on bank,
    To purchase peace and rest;
It’s no in makin’ muckle mair;
It’s no in books; it’s no in lear        5
    To make us truly blest:
If happiness hae not her seat
    And centre in the breast,
We may be wise, or rich, or great,
    But never can be blest:        10
      Nae treasures, nor pleasures,
        Could make us happy lang;
      The heart ay’s the part ay,
        That makes us right or wrang.
 
 
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