Excerpt from The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Poems, Songs, and Correspondence; With a New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical
I have along with this sent the two volumes of Ossian, with the remaining volume of the Songs. Ossian I am not... in such a hurry about; but I wish the Songs, with the volume of the Scotch Poets, returned as soon as they can conveniently be dispatched. If they are left at Mr. Wilson, the bookseller's shop, Kilmarnock, they will easily reach me.
My most respectful compliments to Mr. And Mrs. Laurie; and a Poet's warmest wishes for their happiness to the young ladies particularly the fair musician, whom I think much better qualified than ever David was, or could be, to charm an evil spirit out of a Saul.
Indeed, it needs not the feelings of a poet to be interested in the welfare of one of the sweetest scenes of domestic peace and kindred love that ever I saw; as I think the peaceful unity of Margaret's Hill excelled harmonious concord of the Apocalyptic Zion.
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