Robert Burns

1759-1796 / Ayrshire / Scotland

Epigram On A Country Laird (Cardoness)

BLESS Jesus Christ, O Cardonessp,
With grateful, lifted eyes,
Who taught that not the soul alone,
But body too shall rise;
For had He said "the soul alone
From death I will deliver,"
Alas, alas! O Cardoness,
Then hadst thou lain for ever.
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