MS: Letter from Robert Burns to William Niven, dated Lochlea, 29 July 1780

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MS: Letter from Robert Burns to William Niven, dated Lochlea, 29 July 1780

Lochlee July 29 1780

not think I ever met with any
entertaining than the agreeable
20th; the circumstances in it
placed, and yet seem to rise natu-
and tho' keenly satirical had
indelicate. I shall not at present
criticism on it as I am deter-
observations on the subject
but I must first premise
are intirely my own, and consequently
nay perhaps to an unpre-
of them may appear absurd:
to a Friend.

quality in the soul of man which
incentives in the human mind
ingredients in every thing
manly & c. the I call pride and
not bad in itself; but,

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