In so far as the mind is stronger than the body, so are the ills contracted by the mind more severe than those contracted by the body.
Epigram at Brownhill Inn
by Robert Burns
AT 1 Brownhill we always get dainty good cheer,
And plenty of bacon each day in the year;
We’ve a’ thing that’s nice, and mostly in season,
But why always Bacon—come, tell me a reason?
Note Bacon was the name of a presumably intrusive host. The lines are said to have “afforded much amusement.”—Lang. [back]