Collected Poems of Robert Burns

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Wordsworth Editions, 1994 - Poetry - 635 pages

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'.

 

Contents

POEMS EPISTLES
8
Halloween
18
The Cotters Saturday Night
26
The Twa Dogs
38
The Brigs of
45
The Vision
51
The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie
59
A Dream
67
The Rigs o Barley
341
Tam Glen
347
Fair Eliza
353
Banks of Cree
359
Count the Lawin
365
The Deils awa wi the Exciseman
366
Will ye go to the Indies my Mary
372
Raving Winds around her blowing
378

Epistle from Esopus to Maria
71
The Ordination
75
Address to the Unco Guid
84
Tam Samsons Elegy
92
Scotch Drink
98
The Auld Farmers NewYear Morning Salutation to his Auld
106
Natures
111
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
142
Despondency
149
Epistle to Davie a Brother Poet
156
To the Same John Lapraik
168
Letter to John Goudie
174
To James Smith
180
To Gavin Hamilton recommending a
186
Answer to the Guidwife of Wauchope
193
Letter to James Tennant of Glenconner
209
Lines on an Interview with Lord Daer
210
Sonnet on the Death of Robert Riddel Esq
259
To Miss Logan with Beatties Poems
265
The Death of John MLeod Esq
271
To Robert Graham of Fintry
277
On Stirling
283
A Farewell
286
Written on a Blank Leaf of Hannah Mores Works
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
My Love is like a Red Red Rose
318
Ye Banks an Braes o Bonnie Doon
325
It was a for our Rightfu King
331
The Birks of Aberfeldy
335
Where are the Joys
384
The Sodgers Return
390
My Father was a Farmer
396
The Lass that made the Bed to me
397
When Guildford good our Pilot stood
405
The ElectionSecond Ballad
412
The Fête Champêtre
418
Young Highland Rover
424
The Highland Lassie
430
The Banks of Nith
436
Lassie wi the Lintwhite Locks
442
dreamd I
448
When first I came to Stewart Kyle
454
The Dean of Faculty
461
Heres a Health to them thats
469
The Banks of Nith
472
Heres 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 Sons of Old Killiea Masonic Song
506
O 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 NellO once I lovd a Bonnie Lass
537
A New Psalm for the Chapel of Kilmarnock
543
On Glenriddels Fox breaking his Chain
549
PAGE
555
122
568
174
583
The Rights of WomanPrologue for Miss Fontenelle
589
GLOSSARY
595
INDEX OF FIRST LINES
615
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