Robert Burns

Burns’ opinion of money and wealth.

MARK yonder pomp of costly fashion

Round the wealthy, titled bride: But when

But when compar’d with real passion,

Poor is all that princely pride.


What are the showy treasures,

What are the noisy pleasures?

The gay, gaudy glare of vanity and art:

The polish’d jewels’ blaze

May draw the wond’ring gaze;

And courtly grandeur bright

The fancy may delight,

But never, never can come near the heart.