MS: Letter from Robert Burns to William Niven, dated Lochlea, 3 November 1780

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MS: Letter from Robert Burns to William Niven, dated Lochlea, 3 November 1780

I wrote you a letter in the latter end
of summer I wrote you another as soon as the
hurried season of Autumn was over, to neither
of which have I received any answer. I
am now beginning to think that either
they have not reached you or else you are
so wholly taken up in the pursuits of love
ambition, or some other of the cares and
passion, that render human life one
continued up-hill gallop from the cradle
to the grave - that you have not time
to remember an old acquaintance, who
had nothing else to recommend him but
only he has an honest heart and
wishes you well

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