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poet's path - the ninth weathervane

Alloway Robert Burns poets Path Tam o'Shanter Meg loses her tail

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However, in the penultimate weathervane we see, 

"But little wist she Maggie's mettle!

Ae spring brought off her master hale,

But left behind her ain grey tail:

The carlin claught her by the rump,

And left poor Maggie scarce a stump."

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