Poetical Inscription For An Altar To Independence

by Robert Burns

Thou of an independent mind,
With soul resolv'd, with soul resign'd;
Prepar'd Power's proudest frown to brave,
Who wilt not be, nor have, a slave;
Virtue alone who dost revere,
Thy own reproach alone dost fear,
Approach this shrine, and worship here.


The Poetical Works Of Robert Burns
Copyright 1910
Ward, Lock, and Co., Ltd