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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
521. Inscription for an Alter of Independence
 
 
At Kerroughtree, the Seat of Mr. Heron.
 
 
THOU of an independent mind,
With soul resolv’d, with soul resign’d;
Prepar’d Power’s proudest frown to brave,
Who wilt not be, nor have a slave;
Virtue alone who dost revere,        5
Thy own reproach alone dost fear—
Approach this shrine, and worship here.
 

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