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"O, w'ad the power some giftie....."

Posted by Tidepool on December 10, 2002

What are those lines of poetry (and who was the poet who wrote them) that go something like "O, w'ad the power some giftie g'e us, to see oursel's as others see us."

And what exactly is a "giftie" or whatever it is, anyway?