Poems and Songs

ISBN-10: 0486268632
ISBN-13: 9780486268637
Edition: 1991
Authors: Robert Burns
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Description: This volume presents 43 of Robert Burns' finest poems and songs, reprinted unabridged from a 19th century edition. Included are Twa Dogs, To A Mouse, The Cotter's Saturday Night, and To A Mountain Daisy.

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Book details

List price: $3.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198

This volume presents 43 of Robert Burns' finest poems and songs, reprinted unabridged from a 19th century edition. Included are Twa Dogs, To A Mouse, The Cotter's Saturday Night, and To A Mountain Daisy.

Robert Burns, a Scottish poet, was born in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland, on January 25, 1759. He received little formal education, but he enjoyed reading and he became familiar with the writings of such authors as Dryden, Milton, and Shakespeare. Burns worked long hours with his father, a tenant farmer. The frustration of watching his father's struggles on the farm is said to have inspired his satirical poetry. When his father died in 1784, Burns moved the family to the farm Mossgiel about one mile north of the town of Mauchline. Here he continued to work as a farmer and to write poetry. In 1786 Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect was published, which described the existence of the Scottish peasant. Burns's popularity was immediate, if short-lived. After a brief period of fame in Edinburgh, Burns returned to Ayrshire. Burns married Jean Armour in 1788. They moved first to a farm in Ellisland, then to Dumfries, where Burns worked as a tax inspector. In addition to his poetry, Burns is well known for his songwriting. He worked with James Johnson on a project to revise old Scottish tunes and created some new songs of his own. Some favorites include Auld Lang Syne, To a Mountain Daisy, and Tam o' Shanter. Robert Burns died of rheumatic fever on July 21, 1796, at the age of 37.

Preface
Chronology of Robert Burns
Select Bibliography
Early Poems 1774-1784
Poems 1784-1785 Mossgiel
Poems 1786
Poems 1787
Poems 1788
Poems 1789
Poems 1790
Poems 1791
Poems 1792
Poems 1793
Poems 1794
Poems 1795-1796
Last Songs for the Scots Musical Museum
Undated Poems and Dubia
Glossary
Index of Airs
Index of Short Titles
Index of First Lines

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