Collected Poems of Robert Burns

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Wordsworth Editions, Jan 1, 1994 - Fiction - 635 pages
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With an Introduction by Donald McFarlan.Robert Burns, the most celebrated of all Scottish poets, is remembered with great devotion - his birthday on 25th January provokes fervour and festivity among Scots and many others the world over. Born in 1759 into miserable rustic poverty, by the age of eighteen Burns had acquired a good knowledge of both classical and English literature.In June 1786 his first collection of verse, Poems Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, which included 'To a Mouse' and 'The Cotter's Saturday Night', was greeted with huge acclaim by all classes of society. His later poems and ballads include 'Auld Lang Syne', the beautiful song 'My Love is like a Red Red Rose', 'Highland Mary', 'Scots Wha Hae' and his masterpiece, 'Tam o'Shanter'.
  

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User Review  - GK McGilvary - Goodreads

Without peer for his humanity, understanding of man's predicament and his own strengths and weaknesses. Seen in his poems, the songs he created, adds words to, and in many cases rescued; and also in his writings (Seen in the National Library of Scotland, in Edinburgh). Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Lemon - Goodreads

Burns is a good poet, but it is hard for me, the reader, to get into the Scottish lyrics. Read full review

Contents

POEMS EPISTLES
1
Tarn o Shanter i
7
Halloween
18
The Cotters Saturday Night
26
The Twa Dogs
38
The Brigs of Ayr
45
The Vision
51
The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie
59
My Love is like a Red Red Rose
318
Ye Banks an Braes o Bonnie Doon
324
Scots wha hae
330
The Birks of Aberfeldy
335
The Rigs o Barley
341
Tam Glen
347
Pair Eliza
353
Banks of Cree
359

A Dream
67
The Ordination
75
Address to the Unco Guid
84
Tam Samsons Elegy
92
Scotch Drink
98
The Auld Fanners NewYear Morning Salutation to his Auld
106
To a Mountain Daisy
113
To Ruin
115
Lament of Mary Queen of Scots
122
On Pastoral Poetry
129
Address to the Toothache
135
The Kirks Alarm
143
Despondency
149
Epistle to Davie a Brother Poet
156
To the Same John Lapraik
165
Letter to John Goudie
174
To James Smith i
185
Answer to the Guidwife of Wauchope
192
To Dr Blacklock
198
tpistle to Robert Graham of Fintry
206
Epistle from Esopus to Maria
210
The First Psalm
216
The Inventory
224
The Calf
230
Written with a Pencil at Kenmore Taymouth
236
Prologue for New Years Day
242
Elegy on the Year 1788
248
Elegy on the late Miss Burnet of Monboddo
254
Sonnet on the Death of Robert Riddel Esq
259
On the Birth of a Posthumous Child
272
Extempore in the Court of Session
285
A Farewell
286
On the Death of a Lapdog Echo
292
Lines written on a Banknote
298
Lines supposed to have been written by Burns
300
Grace after Meat
306
Epitaph on a Cleish Schoolmaster
312
Count the Lawin
365
The Deil s awa wi the Exciseman
366
Will ye go to the Indies my Mary
372
Raving Winds around her blowing
378
Where are the Joys
384
The Sodgers Return
390
My Father was a Fanner
396
The Lass that made the Bed to me
397
When Guildford good our Pilot stood
405
The ElectionSecond Ballad
412
The Fete Champetre
418
Young Highland Rover
424
The Highland Lassie
430
The Banks of Nith
436
Lassie wi the Lintwhite Locks
442
Wilt thou be my Dearie?
443
Raging Fortunes Withering Blast
456
Heres a Health to them thats awa
469
The Banks of Nilh
472
Hir s his Health in Water
478
The Lass of Ecclefechan
484
Theniel Menzies Bonnie Mary
490
The Bludered Rose at Yule
496
The Ploughman
500
Ye Jacobites by Name
506
that I had neer been married
512
Yon Wild Mossy Mountains
518
On Chloris being ill Can I cease to care?
524
Louis what reck I by thee?
530
Handsome Nell O once I lovd a Bonnie Lass
536
A New Psalm for the Chapel of Kilmarnock
543
Elegy 55
550
GLOSSARY
595
INDEX OF FIRST LIKES
615
CHBOHOLOGICAI LIST
629
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