Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Poet, lyricist, farmer, exciseman

Biography: Robert Burns was a Scottish poet and a 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 also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland.

Source/Notes: The poetical works of Robert Burns, including the pieces published in his correspondence and reliques; with his songs and fragments. To which is prefixed a sketch of his life (1823 edition)
Source/Notes: Original: "I dare to be honest and I fear no labour." in: The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 7 (1834), p. 76, "General Correspondence", "No. CLIX, To Graham, ESQ. of Fintray, 9th December 1789"
Source/Notes: The Complete Works of Robert Burns (1853), p. 375, "General Correspondence", "No. CIX, To Miss Chalmers, Edinburgh, March 14 1788"

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Source/Notes: The works of Robert Burns; with Dr. Currie's memoir of the poet, and an essay on his genius and character by prof. Wilson (1844), p. 276, "General Correspondence", "No. CCXXXV, To Mrs. Dunlop, Dumfries, 6th December 1792"
Source/Notes: Poems ascribed to Robert Burns: the Ayrshire bard, not contained in any edition of his works hitherto published (1801 edition)
Source/Notes: The works of Robert Burns: with an account of his life, and a criticism on his writings (1835 edition)

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