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GRASSMARKET
the FOND KISS

The last time Burns would see Agnes McLehose, he would stay for a week at The White Hart Inn. This is one of Edinburgh's oldest pubs, still open today and some of Burns poetry adorns the wooden rafters.

It is unclear whether Burns wrote Ae Fond Kiss here or when he returned home but it is likely that he was at least composing it in his head at the thought of the parting he was about to make. Ae fond kiss ...

GRASSMARKET THE FOND KISS

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The White Hart Inn
Burns stayed for a week here the last time he saw Clarinda.

Ae Fond Kiss and then we sever
Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Deep in heart wrung tears I'll pledge thee
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee
Who shall say that Fortune grieves him
While the star of hope she leaves him?
Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me
Dark despair around benights me

I'll ne'er blame my partial fancy
Naething could resist my Nancy
But to see her was to love her
Love but her, and love forever
Had we never lov'd sae kindly
Had we never lov'd sae blindly
Never met or never parted
We had ne'er been broken-hearted

Fair-thee-weel, thou first and fairest!
Fair-thee-weel, thou best and dearest!
Thine be ilka joy and treasure
Peace, Enjoyment, Love and Pleasure!
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever!
Ae fareweel alas, forever!
Deep in heart wrung tears I'll pledge thee
Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee

Ae Fond Kiss And Then We Sever

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