Excerpt from Robert Burns – “To a Louse”

O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An’ foolish notion:
What airs in dress an’ gait wad lea’e us,
An’ ev’n devotion!

Translation

O would some Power the small gift give us

To see ourselves as others see us!

It would for many a blunder free us,

And foolish notion:

What airs in dress and gait would leave us

And even devotion!