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]

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