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The Collected Poems of Robert BurnsThe Collected Poems of Robert Burns
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Robert Burns, the most celebated of all Scottish poets, is remembered with great devotion. 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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This important new selection of the poems and songs of Robert Burns presents the texts arranged in probably order of composition and uses where possible thier first published form. It thus gives modern readers a flavour of what it must have felt like for Burns's first audience encountering his work in the 1780s and 90s. Unlike most modern editions this one gives equal weight to Burns the great song-writer accessible as songs by printing both lyric and tune. Other special features include a full glossary and a chronological sketch on Scottish history and literature.
     

 
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