MS: 'Sensibility how charming'

Robert Burns, Author 
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Burns composed this poem in early July 1790, the same time as he was corresponding with his friend Mrs Dunlop. He included two verses of the work in a letter and later sent her the completed version at the end of the month. A personalised version was sent to Clarinda at the end of the following year.

In each of the four verses of this poem, Burns contrasts the joys and tragedies of life experienced by man and nature alike.

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