Robert Burns

Biography of Robert Burns (1759 – 1796)

Robert Burns
Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Robert Burns was born at Alloway, near Ayr, in Scotland, on January 25, 1759. His father William was a gardener to the Provost of Ayr. Robert was educated briefly at John Murdoch’s school in Alloway and later in Ayr.

Family financial worries forced Burns to work as a farm labourer, and it was while thus occupied that he met his first love, Nelly Kirkpatrick. She inspired him to try his hand at poetry, a song entitled “O, once I lov’d a bonnie lass“, set to the tune of a traditional reel.

Burns worked at a succession of labouring jobs, including flax dressing, and began writing poetry regularly. When his father died in 1784, Burns and his brother Gilbert rented a farm near Mauchline.

Burns spread his affections freely, and the next decade saw 8 illegitimate children born to him through 5 different women. One of these, Jean Armour, became Mrs. Burns in 1788.

The first published work of poetry by Robert Burns was “Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect” which saw the light of day on 31 July 1786. This collection of verse contained many of Burn’s best works, including “To a Mouse“, and “The Holy Fair“.

The success of “Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect” convinced Burns to abandon plans to emigrate
to Jamaica. Buoyed by his burgeoning reputation as an unschooled “ploughman poet”, Burns moved to Edinburgh and became part of the thriving cultural scene there.

He was unable to find a patron to support his writing, but publisher James Johnson gave him work editing a collection of Scottish folk songs. This work, titled “The Scots Musical Museum“, was published in 5 volumes over sixteen years. Burns himself contributed over 150 songs, including “Auld Lang Syne“, a reworking of an earlier folk song of unknown origin.

Burns and his wife Jean moved to Mauchline, where in 1790 he produced “Tam o’ Shanter“, which was first published merely as an accompaniment to an illustration of Alloway Kirk, in a volume of “Antiquities of Scotland”. The growing Burns family moved again, this time to Dumfries.

Burns contributed 114 songs to “A Select Collection Of Scottish Airs” by George Thomson,
but he received very little payment for his efforts. In 1795, Burns was inspired by the events of the French Revolution to write “For a’ that and a’ that“, his cry for human equality.

One year later, on July 21, 1796, Burns was dead of rheumatic fever. He was buried in the churchyard of St. Michael’s in Dumfries, even as his wife Jean was in childbirth with their ninth child.

Robert Burns gained more fame after his death than he ever did during his lifetime. Many of his songs and poems have become international favourites – even among those who find his use of Scottish lowland dialect difficult to decipher.

Biography By: http://www.britainexpress.com

Poems By Robert Burns

Miscellaneous

A Red, Red Rose (No Comments »)
Ae Fond Kiss, And Then We Sever (No Comments »)
Auld Lang Syne (No Comments »)
Bonnie Lesley (No Comments »)
Coming Through The Rye (No Comments »)
Duncan Gray (No Comments »)
Fareweel To A’Our Scottish Fame (No Comments »)
For a’ that and a’ that (No Comments »)
Green Grow The Rashes (No Comments »)
Highland Mary (No Comments »)
John Anderson (No Comments »)
John Barleycorn (No Comments »)
Lament For Culloden (No Comments »)
Mary Morison (No Comments »)
My Heart’s In The Highlands (No Comments »)
Oh Wert Thou In The Cauld Blast (No Comments »)
Scots, Wha Hae Wi’ Wallace Bled (No Comments »)
Tam O’Shanter (No Comments »)
Tibbie Dunbar (No Comments »)
Ye Banks And Braes O’Bonnie Doon (No Comments »)

Poems and Songs. The Harvard Classics. 1909-14.

1. Song – Handsome Nell (No Comments »)
2. Song – O Tibbie, I hae seen the day (No Comments »)
3. Song – I dream’d I lay (No Comments »)
4. Song – In the Character of a Ruined Farmer (No Comments »)
5. Tragic Fragment – All villain as I am (No Comments »)
6. The Tarbolton Lasses (No Comments »)
7. Ah, woe is me, my Mother dear (No Comments »)
8. Song – Montgomerie’s Peggy (No Comments »)
9. The Ploughman’s Life (No Comments »)
10. The Ronalds of the Bennals (No Comments »)
11. Song – Here’s to thy health, my bonie lass (No Comments »)
12. Song – The Lass of Cessnock Banks (No Comments »)
13. Song – Bonie Peggy Alison (No Comments »)
14. Song – Mary Morison (No Comments »)
15. Winter: A Dirge (No Comments »)
16. A Prayer under the Pressure of Violent Anguish (No Comments »)
17. Paraphrase of the First Psalm (No Comments »)
18. The First Six Verses of the Ninetieth Psalm versified (No Comments »)
19. A Prayer in the Prospect of Death (No Comments »)
20. Stanzas, on the same Occasion (No Comments »)
21. Fickle Fortune: A Fragment (No Comments »)
22. Song – Raging Fortune: A Fragment (No Comments »)
23. I’ll go and be a Sodger (No Comments »)
24. Song – No Churchman am I (No Comments »)
25. My Father was a Farmer: A Ballad (No Comments »)
26. John Barleycorn: A Ballad (No Comments »)
27. The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie (No Comments »)
28. Poor Mailie’s Elegy (No Comments »)
29. Song – The Rigs o’ Barley (No Comments »)
30. Song – Composed in August (No Comments »)
31. Song – My Nanie, O! (No Comments »)
32. Song – Green Grow the Rashes (No Comments »)
33. Song – “Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay (No Comments »)
34. Remorse: A Fragment (No Comments »)
35. Epitaph on William Hood, Senior (No Comments »)
36. Epitaph on James Grieve (No Comments »)
37. Epitaph on William Muir (No Comments »)
38. Epitaph on my Ever Honoured Father (No Comments »)
39. Ballad on the American War (No Comments »)
40. Reply to an Announcement by J. Rankine (No Comments »)
41. Epistle to John Rankine (No Comments »)
42. A Poet’s Welcome to his Love-Begotten Daughter (No Comments »)
43. Song – O Leave Novels! (No Comments »)
44. The Mauchline Lady: A Fragment (No Comments »)
45. My Girl she’s Airy: A Fragment (No Comments »)
46. The Belles of Mauchline (No Comments »)
47. Epitaph on a Noisy Polemic (No Comments »)
48. Epitaph on a Henpecked Squire (No Comments »)
49. Epigram on the said Occasion (No Comments »)
50. Another on the said Occasion (No Comments »)
51. On Tam the Chapman (No Comments »)
52. Epitaph on John Rankine (No Comments »)
53. Lines on the Author’s Death (No Comments »)
54. Man was made to Mourn: A Dirge (No Comments »)
55. The Twa Herds; or, The Holy Tulyie (No Comments »)
56. Epistle to Davie, A Brother Poet (No Comments »)
57. Holy Willie’s Prayer (No Comments »)
58. Epitaph on Holy Willie (No Comments »)
59. Death and Dr. Hornbook (No Comments »)
60. Epistle on J. Lapraik (No Comments »)
61. Second Epistle to J. Lapraik (No Comments »)
62. Epistle to William Simson (No Comments »)
63. One Night as I did Wander (No Comments »)
64. Fragment of Song – “My Jean!” (No Comments »)
65. Song – Rantin, Rovin Robin (No Comments »)
66. Elegy on the Death of Robert Ruisseaux (No Comments »)
67. Epistle to John Goldie, in Kilmarnock (No Comments »)
68. The Holy Fair (No Comments »)
69. Third Epistle to J. Lapraik (No Comments »)
70. Epistle to the Rev. John M’Math (No Comments »)
71. Second Epistle to Davie (No Comments »)
72. Song – Young Peggy Blooms (No Comments »)
73. Song – Farewell to Ballochmyle (No Comments »)
74. Fragment – Her Flwoing Locks (No Comments »)
75. Halloween (No Comments »)
76. To a Mouse (No Comments »)
77. Epitaph on John Dove, Innkeeper (No Comments »)
78. Epitaph for James Smith (No Comments »)
79. Adam Armour’s Prayer (No Comments »)
80. The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata (No Comments »)
81. Song – For a’ that (No Comments »)
82. Song – Kissing my Katie (No Comments »)
83. The Cotter’s Saturday Night (No Comments »)
84. Address to the Deil (No Comments »)
85. Scotch Drink (No Comments »)
86. The Auld Farmer’s New-Year-Morning Salutation to his Auld Mare, Maggie (No Comments »)
87. The Twa Dogs (No Comments »)
88. The Author’s Earnest Cry and Prayer (No Comments »)
89. The Ordination (No Comments »)
90. Epistle to James Smith (No Comments »)
91. The Vision (No Comments »)
92. Suppressed Stanzas of “The Vision” (No Comments »)
93. The Rantin Dog, the Daddie o’t (No Comments »)
94. Here’s his Health in Water (No Comments »)
95. Address to the Unco Guid (No Comments »)
96. The Inventory (No Comments »)
97. To John Kennedy, Dumfries House (No Comments »)
98. To Mr. M’Adam, of Craigen-Gillan (No Comments »)
99. To a Louse (No Comments »)
100. Inscribed on a Work of Hannah More’s (No Comments »)
101. Song – Composed in Spring (No Comments »)
102. To a Mountain Daisy (No Comments »)
103. To Ruin (No Comments »)
104. The Lament (No Comments »)
105. Despondency: An Ode (No Comments »)
106. To Gavin Hamilton, Esq., Mauchline, recommending a Boy (No Comments »)
107. Versified Reply to an Invitation (No Comments »)
108. Song – Will ye go to the Indies, my Mary? (No Comments »)
109. My Highland Lassie, O (No Comments »)
110. Epistle to a Young Friend (No Comments »)
111. Address to Beelzebub (No Comments »)
112. A Dream (No Comments »)
113. A Dedication to Gavin Hamilton, Esq. (No Comments »)
114. Versified Note to Dr. Mackenzie, Mauchline (No Comments »)
115. The Farewell to the Brethren of St. James’s Lodge, Tarbolton (No Comments »)
116. On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West Indies (No Comments »)
117. Song – Farewell to Eliza (No Comments »)
118. A Bard’s Epitaph (No Comments »)
119. Epitaph for Robert Aiken, Esq. (No Comments »)
120. Epitaph for Gavin Hamilton, Esq. (No Comments »)
121. Epitaph on “Wee Johnnie” (No Comments »)
122. The Lass o’ Ballochmyle (No Comments »)
123. Lines to an Old Sweetheart (No Comments »)
124. Motto prefixed to the Author’s first Publication (No Comments »)
125. Lines to Mr. John Kennedy (No Comments »)
126. Lines written on a Bank-note (No Comments »)
127. Stanzas on Naething (No Comments »)
128. The Farewell (No Comments »)
129. The Calf (No Comments »)
130. Nature’s Law: A Poem (No Comments »)
131. Song – Willie Chalmers (No Comments »)
132. Reply to a Trimming Epistle, received from a Tailor (No Comments »)
133. The Brigs of Ayr (No Comments »)
134. Fragment of Song – The Night was Still (No Comments »)
135. Epigram on Rough Roads (No Comments »)
136. Prayer – O Thou Dread Power (No Comments »)
137. Song – Farewell to the Banks of Ayr (No Comments »)
138. Address to the Toothache (No Comments »)
139. Lines on Meeting with Lord Daer (No Comments »)
140. Masonic Song – Ye Sons of Old Killie (No Comments »)
141. Tam Samson’s Elegy (No Comments »)
142. Epistle to Major Logan (No Comments »)
143. Fragment on Sensibility (No Comments »)
144. A Winter Night (No Comments »)
145. Song – Yon Wild Mossy Mountains (No Comments »)
146. Address to Edinburgh (No Comments »)
147. Address to a Haggis (No Comments »)
148. To Miss Logan, with Beattie’s Poems (No Comments »)
149. Mr. William Smellie: A Sketch (No Comments »)
150. Song – Rattlin, Roarin Willie (No Comments »)
151. Song – Bonie Dundee: A Fragment (No Comments »)
152. Extempore in the Court of Session (No Comments »)
153. Inscription for the Headstone of Fergusson the Poet (No Comments »)
154. Lines Inscribed under Fergusson’s Portrait (No Comments »)
155. Epistle to Mrs. Scott of Wauchope House (No Comments »)
156. Verses inscribed under a Noble Earl’s Picture (No Comments »)
157. Prologue, spoken by Mr. Woods at Edinburgh (No Comments »)
158. Song – The Bonie Moor-hen (No Comments »)
159. Song – My Lord a-Hunting he is gane (No Comments »)
160. Epigram at RoslinInn (No Comments »)
161. Epigram Addressed to an Artist (No Comments »)
162. The Bookworms (No Comments »)
163. On Elphinstone’s Translation of Martial’s Epigrams (No Comments »)
164. Song – A Bottle and Friend (No Comments »)
165. Lines Written under the Picture of Miss Burns (No Comments »)
166. Epitaph for William Nicol, High School, Edinburgh (No Comments »)
167. Epitaph for Mr. William Michie, Schoolmaster (No Comments »)
168. Boat Song – Hey, Ca’ Thro’ (No Comments »)
169. Address to Wm. Tytler, Esq., of Woodhouselee (No Comments »)
170. Epigram to Miss Ainslie in Church (No Comments »)
171. Burlesque Lament fo Wm. Creech’s Absence (No Comments »)
172. Note to Mr. Renton of Lamerton (No Comments »)
173. Elegy on Stella (No Comments »)
174. The Bard at Inverary (No Comments »)
175. Epigram to Miss Jean Scott (No Comments »)
176. On the Death of John M’Leod, Esq. (No Comments »)
177. Elegy on the Death of Sir James Hunter Blair (No Comments »)
178. Impromptu on Carron Iron Works (No Comments »)
179. To Miss Ferrier, enclosing Elegy on Sir J. H. Blair (No Comments »)
180. Written by Somebody on the Window of an Inn at Stirling (No Comments »)
181. Reply to the Threat of a Censorious Critic (No Comments »)
182. The Libeller’s Self-reproof (No Comments »)
183. Verses Written with a Pencil at the Inn at Kenmore (No Comments »)
184. Song – The Birks of Aberfeldy (No Comments »)
185. The Humble Petition of Bruar Water (No Comments »)
186. Lines on the Fall of Fyers (No Comments »)
187. Epigram on Parting with a kind Host in the Highlands (No Comments »)
188. Song – Strathallan’s Lament (No Comments »)
189. Verses on Castle Gordon (No Comments »)
190. Song – Lady Onlie, Honest Luckie (No Comments »)
191. Song – Theniel Menzies’ Bonie Mary (No Comments »)
192. Song – The Bonie Lass of Albany (No Comments »)
193. On Scaring some Water-Fowl in Lock Turit (No Comments »)
194. Song – Blythe was She (No Comments »)
195. Song – A Rose-bud by my Early Walk (No Comments »)
196. Epitaph for Mr. W. Cruickshank (No Comments »)
197. Song – The Banks of the Devon (No Comments »)
198. Song – Braving Angry Winer’s Storms (No Comments »)
199. Song – My Peggy’s Charms (No Comments »)
200. Song – The Young Highland Rover (No Comments »)
201. Birthday Ode for 31st December, 1787 (No Comments »)
202. On the Death of Robert Dundas, Esq., of Arniston (No Comments »)
203. Sylvander to Clarinda (No Comments »)
204. Song – Love in the Guise of Friendship (No Comments »)
205. Song – Go on, Sweet Bird, and Soothe my Care (No Comments »)
206. Song – Clarina, Mistress of my Soul (No Comments »)
207. Song – I’m O’er Young to Marry yet (No Comments »)
208. Song – To the Weaver’s gin ye go (No Comments »)
209. Song – M’Pherson’s Farewell (No Comments »)
210. Song – Stay my Charmer (No Comments »)
211. Song – My Hoggie (No Comments »)
212. Song – Raving Winds Around her Blowing (No Comments »)
213. Song – Up in the Morning Early (No Comments »)
214. Song – How Long and Dreary is the Night (No Comments »)
215. Song – Hey, the Dusty Miller (No Comments »)
216. Song – Duncan Davison (No Comments »)
217. Song – The Lad they ca’ Jumpin John (No Comments »)
218. Song – Talk of him that’s Far Awa (No Comments »)
219. Song – To Daunton Me (No Comments »)
220. Song – The Winter it is Past (No Comments »)
221. Song – The Bonie Lad that’s Far Awa (No Comments »)
222. Verses to Clarinda, with Drinking Glasses (No Comments »)
223. Song – The Chevalier’s Lament (No Comments »)
224. Epistle to Hugh Parker (No Comments »)
225. Song – Of a’ the Airts the Wind can Blaw (No Comments »)
226. Song – I hae a Wife o’ my Ain (No Comments »)
227. Verses on Friars’ Carse Hermitage (First Version) (No Comments »)
228. To Alex. Cunningham, Esq., Writer, Edinburgh (No Comments »)
229. Song – Anna, thy Charms (No Comments »)
230. The Fête Champêtre (No Comments »)
231. Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintry (No Comments »)
232. Song – The Day Returns (No Comments »)
233. Song – O were I on Parnassus Hill (No Comments »)
234. A Mother’s Lament for her Son’s Death (No Comments »)
235. Song – The Fall of the Leaf (No Comments »)
236. Song – I Reign in Jeanie’s Bosom (No Comments »)
237. Song – It is na, Jean, thy Bonie Face (No Comments »)
238. Song – Auld Lang Syne (No Comments »)
239. Song – My Bonie Mary (No Comments »)
240. Verses on a Parting Kiss (No Comments »)
241. Written in Friars’ Carse Hermitage (Second Version) (No Comments »)
242. The Poet’s Progress (No Comments »)
243. Elegy on the Year 1788 (No Comments »)
244. The Henpecked Husband (No Comments »)
245. Versicles on Sign-Posts (No Comments »)
246. Song – Robin Shure in Hairst (No Comments »)
247. Ode, Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Oswald of Auchencruive (No Comments »)
248. Pegasus at Wanlockhead (No Comments »)
249. Sappho Redivivus: A Fragment (No Comments »)
250. Song – She’s Fair and Fause (No Comments »)
251. Impromptu Lines to Captain Riddell (No Comments »)
252. Lines to John M’Murdo of Drumlanrig (No Comments »)
253. Rhyming Reply to a Note from Captain Riddell (No Comments »)
254. Caledonia: A Ballad (No Comments »)
255. Verses to Miss Cruickshank (No Comments »)
256. Song – Beware o’ Bonie Ann (No Comments »)
257. Ode on the Departed Regency Bill (No Comments »)
258. Epistle to James Tennant of Glenconner (No Comments »)
259. A New Psalm for the Chapel of Kilmarnock (No Comments »)
260. Sketch in Verse, inscribed to the Right Hon. C. J. Fox (No Comments »)
261. The Wounded Hare (No Comments »)
262. Delia: An Ode (No Comments »)
263. Song – The Gardener wi’ his Paidle (No Comments »)
264. Song – On a Bank of Flowers (No Comments »)
265. Song – Young Jockie was the Blythest Lad (No Comments »)
266. Song – The Banks of Nith (No Comments »)
267. Song – Jamie, Come Try Me (No Comments »)
268. Song – I Love my Love in Secret (No Comments »)
269. Song – Sweet Tibbie Dunbar (No Comments »)
270. Song – The Captain’s Lady (No Comments »)
271. Song – John Anderson, My Jo (No Comments »)
272. Song – My Love she’s but a Lassie yet (No Comments »)
273. Song – Tam Glen (No Comments »)
274. Song – Carle, an’ the King come (No Comments »)
275. Song – The Laddie’s dear sel’ (No Comments »)
276. Song – Whistle o’er the lave o’t (No Comments »)
277. Song – My Eppie Adair (No Comments »)
278. On the late Captain Grose’s Peregrinations (No Comments »)
279. Epigram on Francis Grose the Antiquary (No Comments »)
280. The Kirk of Scotland’s Alarm: A Ballad (No Comments »)
281. Sonnet to R. Graham, Esq., on Receiving a Favour (No Comments »)
282. Extemporaneous Effusion on being appointed to an Excise Division (No Comments »)
283. Song – Willie brew’d a Peck o’ Maut (No Comments »)
284. Song – Ca’ the Yowes to the Knowes (older set) (No Comments »)
285. Song – I Gaed a Waefu’ Gate Yestreen (No Comments »)
286. Song – Highland Harry back again (No Comments »)
287. Song – The Battle of Sherramuir (No Comments »)
288. Song – The Braes o’ Killiecrankie (No Comments »)
289. Song – Awa’, Whigs, Awa’ (No Comments »)
290. Song – A Waukrife Minnie (No Comments »)
291. Song – The Captive Ribband (No Comments »)
292. Song – Farewell to the Highlands (No Comments »)
293. The Whistle: A Ballad (No Comments »)
294. Song – To Mary in Heaven (No Comments »)
295. Epistle to Dr. Blacklock (No Comments »)
296. The Five Carlins: An Election Ballad (No Comments »)
297. Election Ballad for Westerha’ (No Comments »)
298. Prologue spoken at the Theatre of Dumfries (No Comments »)
299. Sketch – New Year’s Day, 1790 (No Comments »)
300. Scots Prologue for Mr. Sutherland (No Comments »)
301. Lines to a Gentleman who sent a Newspaper (No Comments »)
302. Elegy on Willie Nicol’s Mare (No Comments »)
303. Song – The Gowden Locks of Anna (No Comments »)
304. Song – I Murder hate (No Comments »)
305. Song – Gudewife, count the lawin (No Comments »)
306. Election Ballad at close of Contest for representing the Dumfries Burghs, 1790 (No Comments »)
307. Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson (No Comments »)
308. The Epitaph on Captain Matthew Henderson (No Comments »)
309. Verses on Captain Grose (No Comments »)
310. Tam o’ Shanter: A Tale (No Comments »)
311. On the Birth of a Posthumous Child (No Comments »)
312. Elegy on the late Miss Burnet of Monboddo (No Comments »)
313. Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots (No Comments »)
314. Song – There’ll never be Peace till Jamie comes hame (No Comments »)
315. Song – Out over the Forth (No Comments »)
316. Song – The Banks o’ Doon (First Version) (No Comments »)
317. Song – The Banks o’ Doon (Second Version) (No Comments »)
318. Song – The Banks o’ Doon (Third Version) (No Comments »)
319. Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn (No Comments »)
320. Lines to Sir John Whitefoord, Bart (No Comments »)
321. Song – Craigieburn Wood (No Comments »)
322. Song – The Bonie Wee Thing (No Comments »)
323. Epigram on Miss Davies (No Comments »)
324. Song – The Charms of Lovely Davies (No Comments »)
325. Song – What can a Young Lassie do wi’ an Auld Man? (No Comments »)
326. Song – The Posie (No Comments »)
327. On Glenriddell’s Fox breaking his chain: A Fragment (No Comments »)
328. Poem on Pastoral Poetry (No Comments »)
329. Verses on the destruction of the Woods near Drumlanrig (No Comments »)
330. Song – The Gallant Weaver (No Comments »)
331. Epigram at Brownhill Inn (No Comments »)
332. Song – You’re welcome, Willie Stewart (No Comments »)
333. Song – Lovely Polly Stewart (No Comments »)
334. Song – Fragment – Damon and Sylvia (No Comments »)
335. Song – Fragment – Johnie lad, Cock up your Beaver (No Comments »)
336. Song – My Eppie Macnab (No Comments »)
337. Song – Fragment – Altho’ he has left me (No Comments »)
338. Song – My Tocher’s the Jewel (No Comments »)
339. Song – O for ane an’ twenty, Tam (No Comments »)
340. Song – Thou Fair Eliza (No Comments »)
341. Song – My Bonie Bell (No Comments »)
342. Song – Sweet Afton (No Comments »)
343. Address to the shade of Thomson (No Comments »)
344. Song – Nithdale’s Welcome Hame (No Comments »)
345. Song – Frae the friends and land I love (No Comments »)
346. Song – Such a parcel of Rogues in a Nation (No Comments »)
347. Song – Ye Jacobites by Name (No Comments »)
348. Song – I hae been at Crookieden (No Comments »)
349. Song – Kenmure’s on and awa, Willie (No Comments »)
350. Epistle to John Maxwell, Esq., of Terraughty (No Comments »)
351. Second Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintry (No Comments »)
352. The Song of Death (No Comments »)
353. Poem on Sensibility (No Comments »)
354. Epigram – The Toad-eater (No Comments »)
355. Epigram – Divine Service at Lamington (No Comments »)
356. Epigram – The Keekin Glass (No Comments »)
357. A Grace before Dinner (No Comments »)
358. A Grace after Dinner (No Comments »)
359. Song – O May, thy Morn (No Comments »)
360. Song – Ae fond Kiss (No Comments »)
361. Song – Behold the Hour, the Boat, arrive (No Comments »)
362. Song – Thou Gloomy December (No Comments »)
363. Song – My Native Land sae far awa (No Comments »)
364. Song – I do confess thou art sae fair (No Comments »)
365. Lines on Fergusson, the Poet (No Comments »)
366. Song – The weary Pund o’ Tow (No Comments »)
367. Song – When she cam ben she bobbed (No Comments »)
368. Song – Scroggam, my dearie (No Comments »)
369. Song – My Collier Laddie (No Comments »)
370. Song – Sic a Wife as Willie had (No Comments »)
371. Song – Lady Mary Ann (No Comments »)
372. Song – Kellyburn Braes (No Comments »)
373. Song – The Slave’s Lament (No Comments »)
374. Song – O can ye Labour Lea? (No Comments »)
375. Song – The Deuks dang o’er my Daddie (No Comments »)
376. Song – The Deil’s awa wi’ the Exciseman (No Comments »)
377. Song – The Country Lass (No Comments »)
378. Song – Bessy and her Spinnin Wheel (No Comments »)
379. Song – Fragment – Love for love (No Comments »)
380. Song – Saw ye Bonie Lesley (No Comments »)
381. Song – Fragment – No cold approach (No Comments »)
382. Song – I’ll meet thee on the Lea Rig (No Comments »)
383. Song – My Wife’s a winsome wee thing (No Comments »)
384. Song – Highland Mary (No Comments »)
385. Song – Auld Rob Morris (No Comments »)
386. The Rights of Women – Spoken by Miss Fontenelle (No Comments »)
387. Epigram on Miss Fontenelle (No Comments »)
388. Extempore on some commemorations of Thomson (No Comments »)
389. Song – Duncan Gray (No Comments »)
390. Song – A Health to them that’s awa (No Comments »)
391. A Tippling Ballad – When Princes and Prelates, etc. (No Comments »)
392. Song – Poortith cauld and restless love (No Comments »)
393. Epigram on Politics (No Comments »)
394. Song – Braw Lads o’ Gala Water (No Comments »)
395. Sonnet on the Author’s Birthday (No Comments »)
396. Song – Wandering Willie (No Comments »)
397. Song – Wandering Willie (Revised Version) (No Comments »)
398. Lord Gregory: A Ballad (No Comments »)
399. Song – Open the door to me, oh (No Comments »)
400. Song – Lovely young Jessie (No Comments »)
401. Song – Meg o’ the Mill (No Comments »)
402. Song – Meg o’ the Mill (Another Version) (No Comments »)
403. The Soldier’s Return: A Ballad (No Comments »)
404. Epigram – The True Loyal Natives (No Comments »)
405. Epigram – Commissary Goldie’s Brains (No Comments »)
406. Lines Inscribed in a Lady’s Pocket Almanack (No Comments »)
407. Epigram – Thanks for a National Victory (No Comments »)
408. Commemoration of Rodney’s Victory (No Comments »)
409. Epigram – The Raptures of Folly (No Comments »)
410. Epigram – Kirk and State Excisemen (No Comments »)
411. Extempore Reply to an Invitation (No Comments »)
412. A Grace after Meat (No Comments »)
413. Grace before and after Meat (No Comments »)
414. Impromptu on Dumourier’s Desertion of the French Republican Army (No Comments »)
415. Song – The last time I cam o’er the Moor (No Comments »)
416. Song – Logan Braes (No Comments »)
417. Song – Blythe hae I been on yon hill (No Comments »)
418. Song – O were my love you lilac fair (No Comments »)
419. Bonie Jean: A Ballad (No Comments »)
420. Lines of John M’Murdo, Esq. (No Comments »)
421. Epitaph on a Lap-dog (No Comments »)
422. Epigrams against the Earl of Galloway (No Comments »)
423. Epigram on the Laird of Laggan (No Comments »)
424. Song – Phillis the Fair (No Comments »)
425. Song – Had I a cave (No Comments »)
426. Song – By Allan Stream (No Comments »)
427. Song – Whistle and I’ll come to you (No Comments »)
428. Song – Phillis the Queen o’ the fair (No Comments »)
429. Song – Come let me take thee to my breast (No Comments »)
430. Song – Dainty Davie (No Comments »)
431. Song – Robert Bruce’s March to Bannockburn (No Comments »)
432. Song – Behold the hour, etc. (Second Version) (No Comments »)
433. Song – Down the Burn, Davie love (No Comments »)
434. Song – Thou hast left me ever, jamie (No Comments »)
435. Song – Where are the Joys I have met (No Comments »)
436. Song – Deluded swain, the pleasure (No Comments »)
437. Song – Thine am I, my faithful Fair (No Comments »)
438. Impromptu on Mrs. Riddell’s Birthday (No Comments »)
439. Song – My Spouse Nancy (No Comments »)
440. Address spoken by Miss Fontenelle (No Comments »)
441. Complimentary Epigram to Mrs. Riddell (No Comments »)
442. Remorseful Apology (No Comments »)
443. Song – Wilt thou be my Dearie (No Comments »)
444. Song – A Fiddler in the North (No Comments »)
445. The Minstel at Lincluden (No Comments »)
446. A Vision (No Comments »)
447. Song – A red, red Rose (No Comments »)
448. Song – Young Jamie, pride of a’ the plain (No Comments »)
449. Song – The Flowery banks of Cree (No Comments »)
450. Monody on a Lady, famed for her Caprice (No Comments »)
451. Epitaph on the same (No Comments »)
452. Epigram pinned to Mrs. Riddell’s carriage (No Comments »)
453. Epitaph for Mr. Walter Riddell (No Comments »)
454. Epistle from Esopus to Maria (No Comments »)
455. Epitaph on a noted coxcomb (No Comments »)
456. Epitaph on Captain Lascelles (No Comments »)
457. Epitaph on Wm. Graham, Esq., of Mossknowe (No Comments »)
458. Epitaph on John Busby, Esq., Tinwald Downs (No Comments »)
459. Sonnet on the Death of Robert Riddell (No Comments »)
460. Song – The Lovely Lass o’ Inverness (No Comments »)
461. Song – Charlie, he’s my Darling (No Comments »)
462. Song – The Bannocks o’ Bear Meal (No Comments »)
463. Song – The Highland Balou (No Comments »)
464. The Highland Widow’s Lament (No Comments »)
465. Song – It was a’ for our rightfu’ King (No Comments »)
466. Ode for General Washington’s Birthday (No Comments »)
467. Inscription to Miss Graham of Fintry (No Comments »)
468. Song – On the Seas and far away (No Comments »)
469. Song – Ca’ the Yowes to the Knowes (No Comments »)
470. Song – She says she loes me best of a’ (No Comments »)
471. Epigram on Jessy Staig’s recovery (No Comments »)
472. To the beautiful Miss Eliza J – – n, on her principles of Liberty and Eqality (No Comments »)
473. On Chloris requesting a sprig of blossom’d thorn (No Comments »)
474. On seeing Mrs. Kemble in Yarico (No Comments »)
475. Epigram on a Country Laird (Cardoness) (No Comments »)
476. Epigram on the same Laird’s Country Seat (No Comments »)
477. Epigram on Dr. Babington’s looks (No Comments »)
478. Epigram on a Suicide (No Comments »)
479. Epigram on a Swearing Coxcomb (No Comments »)
480. Epigram on an Innkeeper (“The Marquis”) (No Comments »)
481. Epigram on Andrew Turner (No Comments »)
482. Song – Pretty Peg, my dearie (No Comments »)
483. Esteem for Chloris (No Comments »)
484. Song – Saw you my dear, my Philly (No Comments »)
485. Song – How lang and dreary is the night (No Comments »)
486. Song – Inconstancy in love (No Comments »)
487. The Lover’s Morning Salute to his Mistress (No Comments »)
488. Song – The Winter of Life (No Comments »)
489. Song – Behold, my love, how green the groves (No Comments »)
490. Song – The charming month of May (No Comments »)
491. Song – Lassie wi’ the Lint-white Locks (No Comments »)
492. Dialogue Song – Philly and Willy (No Comments »)
493. Song – Contented wi’ little, and cantie wi’ mair (No Comments »)
494. Song – Farewell thou stream that winding flows (No Comments »)
495. Song – Canst thou leave me thus, my Katie (No Comments »)
496. Song – My Nanie’s awa (No Comments »)
497. Song – The Tear-drop – “Wae is my heart” (No Comments »)
498. Song – For the sake o’ Somebody (No Comments »)
499. Song – A Man’s a Man for a’ that (No Comments »)
500. Song – Craigieburn Wood (Second Version) (No Comments »)
501. The Solemn League and Covenant (No Comments »)
502. Lines to John Syme, Esq., with a dozen of Porter (No Comments »)
503. inscription on Mr. Syme’s crystal goblet (No Comments »)
504. Apology to Mr. Syme for not dining with him (No Comments »)
505. Epitaph for Mr. Gabriel Richardson, Brewer (No Comments »)
506. Epigram on Mr. James Gracie (No Comments »)
507. Song – Bonie Peg-a-Ramsay (No Comments »)
508. Inscription at Friars’ Carse Hermitage (No Comments »)
509. Song – Fragment – There was a Bonie Lass (No Comments »)
510. Song – Fragment – Wee Willie Gray (No Comments »)
511. Song – O aye my wife she dang me (No Comments »)
512. Song – Guid ale keeps the heart aboon (No Comments »)
513. Song – Steer her up and haud her gaun (No Comments »)
514. Song – The Lass o’ Ecclefechan (No Comments »)
515. Song – O let me in this ae night (No Comments »)
516. Song – I’ll aye ca’ in by yon town (No Comments »)
517. Song – O wat ye wha’s in yon town (No Comments »)
518. Ballad on Mr. Heron’s Election – No. 1 (No Comments »)
519. Ballad on Mr. Heron’s Election – No. 2 (No Comments »)
520. Ballad on Mr. Heron’s Election – No. 3 (No Comments »)
521. Inscription for an Alter of Independence (No Comments »)
522. Song – The Cardin o’t, the Spinning o’t (No Comments »)
523. Song – The Cooper o’ Cuddy (No Comments »)
524. Song – The lass that made the bed to me (No Comments »)
525. Song – Had I the wyte, she bade me (No Comments »)
526. Song – The Dumfries Volunteers (No Comments »)
527. Song – Address to the Woodlark (No Comments »)
528. Song – On Chloris being ill (No Comments »)
529. Song – How cruel are the parents (No Comments »)
530. Song – Yonder pomp of costly fashion (No Comments »)
531. Song – ’Twas na her bonie blue e’e (No Comments »)
532. Song – Their groves o’ sweet myrtle (No Comments »)
533. Song – Forlorn, my love, no comfort here (No Comments »)
534. Song – Fragment – Why tell the lover (No Comments »)
535. Song – The Braw Wooer (No Comments »)
536. Song – This is no my ain lassie (No Comments »)
537. Song – O bonie was yon rosy Brier (No Comments »)
538. Song – Now Spring has clad the grove in green (No Comments »)
539. Song – O that’s the lassie o’ my heart (No Comments »)
540. Inscription to Chloris (No Comments »)
541. Song – Fragment – Leezie Lindsay (No Comments »)
542. Song – Fragment – the Wren’s Nest (No Comments »)
543. Song – News, lassies, news (No Comments »)
544. Song – Crowdie ever mair (No Comments »)
545. Song – Mally’s meek, Mally’s sweet (No Comments »)
546. Song – Jockie’s taen the parting Kiss (No Comments »)
547. Verses to Collector Mitchell (No Comments »)
548. The Dean of Faculty: A new Ballad (No Comments »)
549. Epistle to Colonel de Peyster (No Comments »)
550. Song – A Lass wi’ a Tocher (No Comments »)
551. Ballad on Mr. Heron’s Election – No. 4 (No Comments »)
552. Complimentary versicles to Jessie Lewars (No Comments »)
553. Song – O lay thy loof in mine, lass (No Comments »)
554. Song – A Health to ane I loe dear (No Comments »)
555. Song – O wert thou in the cauld blast (No Comments »)
556. Inscription to Jessie Lewars (No Comments »)
557. Song – Fairest Maid on Devon’s Banks (No Comments »)

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