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ROBERT BURNS
The Address to the Haggis
Auld Lang Syne
The Bonny Wee Thing
Epistle to Dr. Blacklock
Farewell
Invitation to a Medical Gentleman
Is There for Honest Poverty
The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata
Masonic Song
The Master’s Apron
Miscellanea
Oh, were I on Parnassus' Hill
A Red Red Rose
Scots Wha Hae With Wallace Bled
Such a Parcel of Rogues
To a Mouse
Three Graces for dinner
The Tree of Liberty
The verse of Robert Burns
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Detail from an unsigned, undated oil painting owned by Ancient Light Lodge No.88 in Delta, British Columbia. You can also download a grayscale version or silhouette.
Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation!
TUNE--"Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation."
I
FAREWEEL to a' our Scottish fame,
Fareweel our ancient glory;
Fareweel even to the Scottish name,
Sae fam'd in martial story!
Now Sark rins o'er the Solway sands,
And Tweed rins to the ocean,
To mark where England’s province stands--
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!
II
What force or guile could not subdue,
Through many warlike ages,
Is wrought now by a coward few,
For hireling traitors' wages.
The English steel we could disdain,
Secure in valor’s station;
But English gold has been our bane,
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!
III
O would, or I had seen the day
That treason thus could sell us,
My auld grey head had lain in clay,
Wi' Bruce and loyal Wallace!
But pith and power, till my last hour,
I'll mak' this declaration;
We're bought and sold for English gold:
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!

The Works of Robert Burns; with a complete life of the poet, and an essay on his genius and character, by Professor Wilson. In Two Volumes, Vol. I. Blackie and Son: Frederick Street Glasgow; South College Street, Edinburgh; and Warwick Square, London. MDCCCLIX, p.48.

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