vanity is as ill at ease under indifference as tenderness is under a love which it cannot return
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]