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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Scottish Advice

James Pringle was a minor Scottish Poet who lived in Monimail in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland. He died 12th March, 1880 in Monimail. One of his poems is called 'Deal gently with your neighbour's name'.

The first verse reads:

Detraction is the bane of life,
A moral poison, deadly strong,
And who will plumb the depths of strife
That dwells on scandal's busy tongue?
For Oh, it shows a narrow mind
To glory in another's shame;
But leaving all his faults behind,
Deal gently with your neighbour's name.

Good Scottish advice......

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