The great Scottish writer Robert Burns died on this day in 1796.
"I have a hundred times wished," Burns wrote, "that one could resign from life as an officer resigns a commission."
Today’s Deathless Verse:
A Reply from The Agency:
“Dear Sirs,” you recently wrote us,
“I’d like to turn in my notice.”
Which naturally prompts us to ask:
Do you find staying on there a task?
We really don’t want you to go—
There’s nothing else out there, you know.