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.
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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