Excerpt from The Works of Robert Burns With an Account of His Life, and Criticism on His Writings To Which Is Prefixed, Some Observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish PeasantryAbout this time 1792 he was solicited, to give his aid to Mr Thomson s Collection of Scottish Songs He wrote, with attention and without delay, for this work, all the songs which appear in this volume to which we have added those he contributed to John son s Musical Museum.Burns also found leisure to form a society for pur chasing and circulating books among the farmers of the neighbourhood but these, however praiseworthy employments, still interrupted the attention he ought to have bestowed on his farm, which became so un productive that he found it convenient to resign it, and, disposing of his stock and cr0p, removed to a small house which he had taken in Dumfries, a short time previous to his lyric engagement with Mr Thomson He had now received from the Board of Excise, an appointment to a new district, the emoluments of which amounted to about seventy pounds sterling per annum.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Free Read [ The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and Criticism on His Writings; To Which Is Prefixed, Some Observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry (Classic Reprint) ] by [ Robert Burns ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk
Robert Burns also known as Robin 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 He also wrote in English and a light Scots, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland.He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement and after his death 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.As well as making original compositions, Burns collected folk songs from across Scotland, often revising or adapting them His Auld Lang Syne is often sung at Hogmanay the last day of the year , and Scots Wha Hae has served as an unofficial national anthem Other poems and songs of Burns that remain well known across the world today, include A Red, Red Rose, A Man s A Man for A That, To a Louse, To a Mouse, The Battle of Sherramuir, Tam o Shanter and Ae Fond Kiss.
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- The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and Criticism on His Writings; To Which Is Prefixed, Some Observations on the Character and Condition of the Scottish Peasantry (Classic Reprint)
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