MS: Letter from Robert Burns to Agnes McLehose, dated 20 and 21 January 1788

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MS: Letter from Robert Burns to Agnes McLehose, dated 20 and 21 January 1788

Bedlam. -
I can no more, Clarinda; I can scarce hold up
my head: but I am happy you don't know it, you
would be so uneasy. -
Sylvander

Monday morning -
I am, my lovely friend, much better this morning, on the
whole; but I have a horrid languor on my spirits. -

"Sick of the world, and all its joy;
"My soul in pining sadness mourns:
"Dark scenes of woe my mind employ,
"The past and present in their turns."
Have you ever met with a saying of the Great and likewise
Good Mr Locke, Author of the famous essay on the human
understanding. - He wrote a letter to a friend, directing
it, "not to be delivered till after my decease; " it ended thus -
"I know you loved me when living, and will preserve my
"memory now I am dead. All the use to be made of it

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