Burns and the Hindoos, p.117.

[Anecdotes of Burns Contents]

DR. DUFF tells of how he has heard the swarthy sons of Brahma on the banks of the Ganges – when reviewing the unnatural institution of caste, in alienating man from man, and looking forward to the time when knowledge would lift the lowest to a level with the highest – suddenly, in an ecstasy of delight, repeat the lines – 

“For a’ that, and a’ that, 

It’s coming yet for a’ that; 

That man to man the world o’er 

Shall brithers be for a’ that.” 

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