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Robert Burns

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns (January 25, 1759 – July 21, 1796) was a poet from Scotland.

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  • Scottish dialect: "O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!"[1]
English: Oh would some power the gift give us, To see ourselves as others see us.[2]
Simple: I wish for a power to give us this gift: Being able to see ourselves the way other people see us.


  1. Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns, transcribed by Project Gutenberg
  2. "Aphorisms & Quotes", collected by F. W. Elwell

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