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Could we but see ourselves as others see us

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I thought of this old poem again the other day and I'll bet that you remember it too:

Could we but see ourselves as others see us.


It would from many a blunder free us!

Robert Burns, the Scottish poet, closed his poem with those lines in the final verse written Sept. 13, 1785. These are his words in the final verse:

O wad some power the giftie gie us

To see ourselves as ithers see us

It wad frae many a blunder free us,

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