To A Louse: On Seeing One On A Lady’s Bonnet, At Church

….(final stanza)…

Oh wad some power the giftie gie us,
To see ourselves as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An’ foolish notion:
What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
An ev’n devotion!

-Rabbie Burns, 1786

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