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The Book-Worms (Poem by Robert Burns)


The Book-Worms Facts:
  • Short poem by Robert Burns (1759-1796).
  • Said to have been written on a splendidly bound but worm-eaten volume of Shakespeare in a nobleman's library.
  • Believed to date from the last three years of Burns' life & published posthumously in the Scots Musical Museum of 1796 & 1803.

The Book-Worms

Through and through th' inspir'd leaves,
Ye maggots, make your windings;
But O respect his lordship's taste,
And spare his golden bindings.

by Robert Burns


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