Epigram Addressed to an Artist

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Epigram Addressed to an Artist
by Robert Burns

Dear _____, I'll gie ye some advice,
You'll tak it no uncivil:
You shouldna paint at angels mair,
But try and paint the devil.

To paint an Angel's kittle wark,
Wi' Nick, there's little danger:
You'll easy draw a lang-kent face,
But no sae weel a stranger.

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.