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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
471. Epigram on Jessy Staig’s recovery
 
 
On Miss Jessy Staig’s recovery.
 
 
MAXWELL, if merit here you crave,
  That merit I deny;
You save fair Jessie from the grave!—
  An Angel could not die!
 

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