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Clasics in Ñspel: FOR A’ THAT AND A’ THAT, by Robert Burns

FR O’ ƉT AND O’ ƉT

Roḅt Brnz

  

Z ɖr, fr onist poṿti,

Ɖt hñz hiz hed, an’ o’ ɖt?

Ɖ cawd slev, w pas him bî,

W dar b pir fr o’ ɖt!

Fr o’ ɖt, an’ o’ ɖt,

Ǎr tôlz obskr, an’ o’ ɖt;

Ɖ ranc z bt ɖ gini’z stamp;

Ɖ man’z ɖ gǎd fr o’ ɖt,

Ẃt ɖo on hemli fér w dîn,

Wer hodn-gre, an’ o’ ɖt;

Gi fūlz ɖer silcs, n nevz ɖer wîn,

A man’z a man fr o’ ɖt.

Fr o’ ɖt, an’ o’ ɖt,

Ɖer tinslśo an’ o’ ɖt;

Ɖ onist man, ɖo e’r sei pir,

Z cñ o’ men fr o’ ɖt.

Yi si yon brci, cō’d a lord

Ẃa struts, an’ sterz, an’ o’ ɖt;

Ɖo hundṛdz wrśp at hiz wrd,

H’z bt a cūf fr o’ ɖt:

Fr o’ ɖt, an’ o’ ɖt,

Hiz ribnd, star, an’ o’ ɖt,

Ɖ man o’ indipndnt mînd,

H lcs n lafs at o’ ɖt.

A prins cn mac a bltd nait,

A marqis, dyc, an’ o’ ɖt;

Bt an onist man’z abin hiz mît,

Gid feʈ h muna fo’ ɖt!

Fr o’ ɖt, an’ o’ ɖt,

Ɖer digṇtiz, an’ o’ ɖt,

Ɖ piʈ o’ sns, an’ prîd o’ wrʈ,

R hayr ranc ɖn o’ ɖt.

Đen let s pre ɖt cm it me,

Az cm it wl fr o’ ɖt,

Ɖt sns n wrth, o’r o’ ɖ rʈ,

Śl ber ɖ gri, an’ o’ ɖt.

Fr o’ ɖt, an’ o’ ɖt,

It’s cmñ yt, fr o’ ɖt,

Ɖt man t man, ɖ wrld o’r,

Śl bruɖrz b fr o’ ɖt.

CLASICS IN ÑSPEL

ÑSPEL

About Poets: KATHLEEN JAMIE

Photograph: Eamonn McCabe
Photo: Eamonn McCabe; Guardian, 6 April 2012
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