Robert Burns, 1786
Adieu! a heart-warm, fond adieu;|
Dear Brothers of the Mystic Tie!
Ye favoured, ye enlighten'd few,
Companions of my social joy;
Tho' I to foreign lands must hie,
Pursuing Fortune's slidd'ry ba';
With melting heart and brimful eye,
I'll mind you still, tho' far awa'.
2. Oft have I met your social band,
3. May Freedom, Harmony, and Love,|
Unite you in the Grand Design,
Beneath th' Omniscient Eye above
The glorious Architect Divine,
That you may keep th' Unerring Line,
Still rising by the Plummet's Law,
Till Order bright completely shine,
Shall be my pray'r when far awa.
4. And you, farewell! whose merits claim
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