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  • It pat me fidgin-fain to hear't,

    An' sae about him there I speir't;

    Then a' that kent him round declar'd

    He had ingine;

    That nane excell'd it, few cam near't,

    It was sae fine.

    - Robert Burns, 'Epistle To J. Lapraik, An Old Scottish Bard'.

    January 28, 2009