Robert Burns

Epigram on Captain Francis Grose, The Celebrated Antiquary

written in 1790

The devil got notice that Grose was a-dying, So whip! at the summons, old Satan came flying; But when he approach'd where poor Francis lay moaning, And saw each bed-post with its burden a-groaning, Astonished! Confounded! cry'd Satan, by God, I'll want 'im, ere I take such a damnable load.

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