MS: Letter from Robert Burns to Peter (Patrick) Miller, dated Edinburgh, 20 October 1787

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MS: Letter from Robert Burns to Peter (Patrick) Miller, dated Edinburgh, 20 October 1787

than another. - To find a farm where one can live
at all, is not easy. - I only mean living soberly,
like an old-style farmer, and joining personal
industry. - The banks of Nith are as sweet, poetic
ground as any I ever saw; and besides, Sir, 'tis but
justice to the feelings of my own heart, and the opinion
of my best friends, to say that I would wish to
call you landlord sooner than any landed gentle-
man I know. - These are my views & wishes,
and in whatever way you think best to lay out your
farms, I shall be happy to rent one of them. - I
shall certainly be able to ride to Dalswinton about
middle of nexr week, if I hear you are not gone. -
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your obliged humble servt
Rob.t Burns
Edin.r 20th Oct.
1787

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