Collected Poems of Robert Burns (paperback)
Collected poems of Robert Burns is a collection of poetical works, the scope of which is as varied as it is entertaining. Burns, the "ploughman poet," could write as easily about politics, history, Scottish nationalism, hatred for pomposity and social disadvantage, and the excitement of having illicit love affairs (of which he had many) as he could about nature and an admiration of beauty.
This book contains the complete poems of this remarkable man, with an introduction by Donald McFarlan. 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'.
Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns and the National Bard was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland.
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