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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns in 2 Vols (1838)

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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns in 2 Vols (1838)

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Title: The Poetical Works of Robert Burns in Two Volumes, with the Life of the Author and a Complete Glossary
Author: Robert Burns
ISBN: –
Publisher: James B Dow, 1838
Condition: Pocket hardcover, well-aged, well-bound, heavy rubbing and wear on the c

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Title: The Poetical Works of Robert Burns in Two Volumes, with the Life of the Author and a Complete Glossary
Author: Robert Burns
ISBN: –
Publisher: James B Dow, 1838
Condition: Pocket hardcover, well-aged, well-bound, heavy rubbing and wear on the cloth, though binding is holding well. Lots of inscriptions from the 1800s, well-worn.

About Robert Burns:

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) 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. He also wrote in standard English, and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its most blunt.

He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism. A cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish Diaspora around the world, celebration of his life and work became almost a national charismatic cult during the 19th and 20th centuries, and his influence has long been strong on Scottish literature. In 2009 he was voted by the Scottish public as being the Greatest Scot, through a vote run by Scottish television channel STV.

As well as making original compositions, Burns also collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them. His poem (and song) Auld Lang Syne is often sung at Hogmanay (the last day of the year), and Scots Wha Hae served for a long time as an unofficial national anthem of the country.

(from wikipedia)