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Posted By: Jim McLean
15-Dec-10 - 07:28 AM
Thread Name: Translation from Scots req'd
Subject: RE: Translation from Scots req'd
It's hardly a parody. The only comparison is that the 'spoof' vesion is offering advice to an English friend but sends him up in the last verse. Burns' Epistle to a young friend also offers advice but details it in homely philosophical terms, apologising at the beginning if it is seen as a sermon.