Robert Burns Quote
The Twa Dogs, st. 3 (1786)
“Some hae meat and canna eat, - And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, Sae let the Lord be thankit.”
The Kirkcudbright Grace (1790)
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to min'?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And days o' auld lang syne?”
Auld Lang Syne, st. 1 (1788).
“Be Briton still to Britain true, Among oursel's united; For never but by British hands Maun British wrangs be righted.”
Remarks to the Dumfries volunteers in 1795
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsRobert Burns
Born: January 25, 1759
Died: July 21, 1796 (aged 37)
Occupation: Poet, lyricist, farmer, exciseman
Bio: 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.