MS: Letter from Robert Burns to James Candlish, dated Edinburgh, 21 March 1787

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MS: Letter from Robert Burns to James Candlish, dated Edinburgh, 21 March 1787

best of heats. - I, likewise, since you and I were first
acquainted, in the pride of despising old women's stories,
ventured in the "the daring path Spinosa trod;" but ex-
-perience of the weakness, not the strength of human
powers made me glad to grasp at revealed Religion.

I must stop, but don't impute my brevity to a wrong
cause. - I am still, in the apostle Paul's phrase,
"The old man with his deeds" as when we were
sporting about the Lady thorn. - I shall be four
weeks here yet, at least; and so I shall expect to
hear from you- welcome sense, welcome non-
-sense.

I am with the warmest sincerity,
My D.r old Friend,
yours
Rob.t Burns

Edin.r 21st March
1787

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