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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
423. Epigram on the Laird of Laggan
 
 
WHEN Morine, deceas’d, to the Devil went down,
’Twas nothing would serve him but Satan’s own crown;
“Thy fool’s head,” quoth Satan, “that crown shall wear never,
I grant thou’rt as wicked, but not quite so clever.”
 

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