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Schoolmaster Scotland Epitaph

Ebenezer Michie (1766-1812) was schoolmaster first at Kettle then at Cleish in Fife. Burns was introduced to him by William Nicol when they spent a boozy evening together. Michie fell asleep and Burns wrote an epitaph for him:

Here lie Willie Michie's banes,
O Satan ! when ye tak' him,
Gie him the schulin' o' your weans,
For clever deils he'll mak' them!

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