Quotation by Robert Burns

Gude grant that thou may aye inherit
Thy mither's person, grace, an' merit,
An' thy poor worthless daddy's spirit,
Without his failins;
'Twill please me mair to see and hear o't,
Than stockit mailins.
Robert Burns (1759–1796), Scottish poet. A Poet's Welcome to His Love-begotten Daughter (l. 43–48). . .

New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
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