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  1. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    15 Apr '08 02:35 / 1 edit
    To a Louse


    Ha! whare ye gaun, ye crowlin ferlie?
    Your impudence protects you sairly;
    I canna say but ye strunt rarely
    Owre gauze and lace,
    Tho faith! I fear ye dine but sparely
    On sic a place.
    Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner,
    Detested. shunn'd by saunt an sinner,
    How daur ye set your fit upon her -
    Sae fine a lady!
    Gae somewhere else and seek your dinner
    On some poor body.

    Swith! in some beggars hauffet squattle:
    There ye may creep, and sprawl, and sprattle,
    Wi ither kindred, jumping cattle;
    In shoals and nations;
    Whare horn nor bane ne'er daur unsettle
    Your thick plantations.

    Now haud you there! ye're out o sight,
    Below the fatt'rils, snug an tight,
    Na, faith ye yet! ye'll no be right,
    Till ye've got on it -
    The vera tapmost, tow'rin height
    O Miss's bonnet.

    My sooth! right bauld ye set your nose out,
    As plump an grey as onie grozet:
    O for some rank, mercurial rozet,
    Or fell, red smeddum,
    I'd gie you sic a hearty dose o't,
    Wad dress your droddum!

    I wad na been surpris'd to spy
    You on an auld wife's flainen toy;
    Or aiblins some bit duddie boy,
    On's wyliecoat:
    But Miss's fine Lunardi! fye!
    How daur ye do't?

    O Jeany, dinna toss your head.
    An set your beauties a' abread!
    Ye little ken what cursed speed
    The blastie's makin!
    Thae winks an finger-ends, I dread,
    Are notice takin!

    O wad some Power the gift tae gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us!
    It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
    An foolish notion:
    What airs in dress an gait wad lea'e us,
    An ev'n devotion!
  2. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    17 Apr '08 10:45
    Originally posted by huckleberryhound
    [b]To a Louse


    Ha! whare ye gaun, ye crowlin ferlie?
    Your impudence protects you sairly;
    I canna say but ye strunt rarely
    Owre gauze and lace,
    Tho faith! I fear ye dine but sparely
    On sic a place.
    Ye ugly, creepin, blastit wonner,
    Detested. shunn'd by saunt an sinner,
    How daur ye set your fit upon her -
    Sae fine a lady!
    G ...[text shortened]... oolish notion:
    What airs in dress an gait wad lea'e us,
    An ev'n devotion![/b]
    Gotta love old Robert!
  3. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    17 Apr '08 11:04
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Gotta love old Robert!
    It reads a lot like 'The Raven'.
  4. Subscriber huckleberryhound
    Devout Agnostic.
    17 Apr '08 11:39
    I used this line.....

    "O wad some Power the gift tae gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us!
    It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
    An foolish notion"

    In a thread in the General....and thought, why not post it in it's entirity here.