MS: Letter of Robert Burns to Patrick Miller, Dalswinton, dated Edinburgh, 28th September 1787.

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MS: Letter of Robert Burns to Patrick Miller, Dalswinton, dated Edinburgh, 28th September 1787.

P.S.
I have added another poem, partly as it alludes to some folk nearly and dearly
connected with Ayr-shire and partly as rhymes are the coin in which
the poor Poet can obly pay his debts of Gratitude. - The Lady alluded
to is Miss Isabella McLeod, Aunt to the young Countess of
Loudon. -

As I am determined not to leave Edin.r till I wind up my
matters with Mr Creech, which I am afraid will be a tedious
business; should I unfortunately miss you at Dalswinton, perhaps
your Factor will be able to inform me of your intentions with
respect to the Elesland farm, which will save me a jaunt to
Edin.r again.-

There is something so suspicious in the professions of attach-
ment from a little man to a great man that I know not
how to do justice to the grateful warmth of my heart when
I would say how truly I am interested in the welfare of your little
troop of angels, and how much I have the honor to be, again,
Sir,
your oblidged humble serv.t
Rob.t Burns

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