Burns, Robert, 1759-1796.
Burns : poems / edited and introduced by Gerard Carruthers.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2007.
255 p. ; 17 cm.
"The most essential of the immortal poems and songs of Scotland's beloved national bard are collected in this volume. With the publication of his first book of poems in 1786, Robert Burns -- the twenty-seven-year-old son of a farmer -- became a national celebrity, hailed as the "Ploughman Poet." When he died ten years later, ten thousand people came to pay their respects at his funeral, and in the two centuries since then he has inspired a cultlike following among Scots and poetry lovers around the world. A pioneer of the Romantic movement, Burns wrote in a light Scots dialect with brio, emotional directness, and wit, drawing on classical and English literary traditions as well as Scottish folklore -- and leaving a timeless legacy. All of his most famous lyrics and poems are here, from "A Red, Red Rose," "To a Mouse," and "To a Louse" to Tam o'Shanter, "Holy Willie's Prayer," and "Auld Lang Syne." -- p.  of cover.
Everyman's library pocket poets
English poetry -- 18th century.
Folk tales for an enlightened age: Death and Doctor Hornbook -- To a mouse -- The twa dogs -- Halloween -- Address to the deil -- To a louse -- Address of Beelzebub -- Tam o' Shanter -- Religious sentiment and satire: A prayer, in the prospect of death -- Holy Willie's prayer -- The holy fair -- The Cotter's Saturday night -- Prayer -- o thou dread power -- Epigram to Miss Ainslie in church -- Contemporary politics: Ballad on the American war -- A dream -- The fete champetre -- Ode on the departed regency bill -- The rights of woman -- Why shouldna poor folk mowe -- Scots wha hae -- Ode for General Washington's birthday -- A man's a man for a' that -- Does haughty Gaul invasion threat? -- Love and sex: The rigs o Barley -- Mary Morison -- Green grow the rashes, o -- A poet's welcome to his love-begotten daughter -- The fornicator -- The jolly beggars -- a cantata -- The lass o Ballochmyle -- Libel summons -- Ca' the yowes to the knowes -- Auld lang syne -- Yestreen I had a pint o wine -- Ae fond kiss -- Highland Mary -- A red red rose -- O wert thou in the cauld blast -- Comin thro the rye -- Wha'll mow me now? -- O saw ye my Maggie -- Scottish cultural history: Scotch drink -- Address to a Haggis -- Lines on Ferguson, the poet -- The Bonie Moor-hen -- Johnie Cope -- My hearts in the highlands -- Awa, whigs, awa -- The white cockade -- Scots prologue for Mrs. Sutherland's benefit night, spoken at the Theatre Dumfries -- Lament of Mary Queen of Scots on the approach of spring -- There'll never be peace till Jamie comes hame -- Ye Jacobites by name -- Such a parcel of roques in a nation -- Occasional and biographical verse: I'll go and be a sodger -- My father was a farmer -- The death and dying words of poor Mailie, the author's only pet yowe -- Epitaph on my honoured father -- Epistle to Davie, a brother poet -- Epistle to J. Lapraik -- The auld farmer's New-Year morning a salutation to his auld mare, Maggie -- Lines written on bank-note -- The farewell -- Reply to a trimming epistle received from a Taylor
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