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The Beautiful Miss Burnet, p.64.

[Anecdotes of Burns Contents]

WHEN in Edinburgh, and returning from his first visit to Lord Monboddo’s house, where, among other gentry, he met his host’s beautiful daughter, Miss Burnet, he was asked – 

“Did you admire the young lady?” 

He replied, “I admired God Almighty more than ever: Miss Burnet is the loveliest of all His works.” 

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