Poems and Songs of Robert Burns eBook

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Song—­Handsome Nell^13
Song—­I Dream’d I Lay4
Tragic Fragment5
Montgomerie’s Peggy6
Ronalds Of The Bennals, The6
Lass Of Cessnock Banks, The^18
Song—­Mary Morison9
Winter:  A Dirge10
Paraphrase Of The First Psalm10
Prayer, In The Prospect Of Death11
Fickle Fortune:  A Fragment12
A Stanza Added In A Mason Lodge13
John Barleycorn:  A Ballad14
Death And Dying Words Of Poor Mailie, The Author’s Only Pet Yowe., The14
Poor Mailie’s Elegy16
Song Composed In August17
Song—­Green Grow The Rashes18
Remorse:  A Fragment19
Epitaph On James Grieve, Laird Of Boghead, Tarbolton19
Epitaph On My Ever Honoured Father19
Epistle To John Rankine21
Song—­O Leave Novels^123
Fragment—­My Girl She’s Airy23
Epitaph On A Noisy Polemic23
Epigram On The Said Occasion24
On Tam The Chapman24
Lines On The Author’s Death24
The Twa Herds; Or, The Holy Tulyie26
Epistle To Davie, A Brother Poet27
Epitaph On Holy Willie31
Epistle To J. Lapraik, An Old Scottish Bard34
Epistle To William Simson37
One Night As I Did Wander40
Song—­Rantin’, Rovin’ Robin^140
Epistle To John Goldie, In Kilmarnock41
Third Epistle To J. Lapraik45
Second Epistle to Davie47
Song—­Farewell To Ballochmyle48
To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough, November, 178555
Epitaph For James Smith56
The Jolly Beggars:  A Cantata^156
Song—­Merry Hae I Been Teethin A Heckle62
Address To The Deil66
The Auld Farmer’s New-Year-Morning Salutation To His Auld Mare, Maggie69
The Author’s Earnest Cry And Prayer75
Epistle To James Smith80
Address To The Unco Guid, Or The Rigidly Righteous89
To John Kennedy, Dumfries House91
To A Louse, On Seeing One On A Lady’s Bonnet, At Church92
Song, Composed In Spring93
To Ruin94
Despondency:  An Ode96
Versified Reply To An Invitation97
Song—­My Highland Lassie, O98
Address Of Beelzebub100
A Dream101
A Dedication103
On A Scotch Bard, Gone To The West Indies106
A Bard’s Epitaph107
The Lass O’ Ballochmyle107
Motto Prefixed To The Author’s First Publication108
Lines Written On A Banknote108
The Farewell110
The Calf110
Nature’s Law—­A Poem110
Reply To A Trimming Epistle Received From A Tailor112
Fragment Of Song117
Prayer—­O Thou Dread Power118
Farewell Song To The Banks Of Ayr118
Address To The Toothache119
Masonic Song120
The Epitaph122
Epistle To Major Logan122
A Winter Night123
Address To Edinburgh125
Mr. William Smellie—­A Sketch127
Extempore In The Court Of Session127
Epistle To Mrs. Scott128
Song—­My Lord A-Hunting131
Epigram Addressed To An Artist131
On Elphinstone’s Translation Of Martial’s Epigrams131
Epitaph For William Nicol, Of The High School, Edinburgh132
Address To Wm. Tytler, Esq., Of Woodhouselee132
Burlesque Lament For The Absence Of William Creech, Publisher133
The Bard At Inverary135
Elegy On The Death Of Sir James Hunter Blair136
To Miss Ferrier137
The Poet’s Reply To The Threat Of A Censorious Critic137
The Libeller’s Self-Reproof^1137
Song—­The Birks Of Aberfeldy138
Epigram On Parting With A Kind Host In The Highlands140
Castle Gordon141
Theniel Menzies’ Bonie Mary141
On Scaring Some Water-Fowl In Loch-Turit142
Blythe Was She^1143
Epitaph For Mr. W. Cruikshank^1143
Braving Angry Winter’s Storms144
The Young Highland Rover144
Sylvander To Clarinda^1146
Love In The Guise Of Friendship147
Clarinda, Mistress Of My Soul147
To The Weavers Gin Ye Go148
Stay My Charmer149
Raving Winds Around Her Blowing149
Up In The Morning Early149
Duncan Davison150
Talk Of Him That’s Far Awa151
The Winter It Is Past151
Verses To Clarinda152
Epistle To Hugh Parker152
Song—­I Hae a Wife O’ My Ain153
To Alex.  Cunningham, ESQ., Writer154
The Fete Champetre154
Song.—­The Day Returns157
A Mother’s Lament158
I Reign In Jeanie’s Bosom158
My Bonie Mary159
Written In Friar’s-Carse Hermitage160
Elegy On The Year 1788162
Versicles On Sign-Posts163
Robin Shure In Hairst163
Pegasus At Wanlockhead164
Song—­She’s Fair And Fause165
Lines To John M’Murdo, Esq.  Of Drumlanrig165
Caledonia—­A Ballad166
Beware O’ Bonie Ann167
Epistle To James Tennant Of Glenconner168
Sketch In Verse170
Delia, An Ode172
The Gard’ner Wi’ His Paidle172
Young Jockie Was The Blythest Lad173
Jamie, Come Try Me173
Sweet Tibbie Dunbar174
John Anderson, My Jo174
Song—­Tam Glen175
Whistle O’er The Lave O’t176
On The Late Captain Grose’s Peregrinations Thro’ Scotland176
The Kirk Of Scotland’s Alarm177
Sonnet On Receiving A Favour180
Song—­Willie Brew’d A Peck O’ Maut^1180
I Gaed A Waefu’ Gate Yestreen181
The Battle Of Sherramuir181
A Waukrife Minnie183
My Heart’s In The Highlands184
To Mary In Heaven185
The Five Carlins187
Prologue Spoken At The Theatre Of Dumfries188
Scots’ Prologue For Mr. Sutherland190
Elegy On Willie Nicol’s Mare192
Gudewife, Count The Lawin192
Elegy On Captain Matthew Henderson195
The Epitaph196
Tam O’ Shanter197
Elegy On The Late Miss Burnet Of Monboddo202
Lament Of Mary, Queen Of Scots, On The Approach Of Spring202
Song—­Out Over The Forth203
The Banks O’ Doon—­Second Version204
Lament For James, Earl Of Glencairn204
Craigieburn Wood206
The Charms Of Lovely Davies206
The Posie207
Poem On Pastoral Poetry209
The Gallant Weaver211
Lovely Polly Stewart211
Johnie Lad, Cock Up Your Beaver212
Altho’ He Has Left Me212
O For Ane An’ Twenty, Tam213
My Bonie Bell213
Address To The Shade Of Thomson214
Nithsdale’s Welcome Hame214
Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation215
I Hae Been At Crookieden215
Epistle To John Maxwell, ESQ., Of Terraughty216
The Song Of Death218
The Toadeater219
The Keekin’-Glass219
A Grace After Dinner, Extempore219
Ae Fond Kiss, And Then We Sever220
Thou Gloomy December220
I do Confess Thou Art Sae Fair221
The Weary Pund O’ Tow221
Scroggam, My Dearie222
Sic A Wife As Willie Had222
Kellyburn Braes223
The Deuks Dang O’er My Daddie225
The Country Lass226
Love For Love227
Fragment Of Song227
My Wife’s A Winsome Wee Thing228
Auld Rob Morris228
Epigram On Seeing Miss Fontenelle In A Favourite Character229
Duncan Gray230
A Tippling Ballad231
Poortith Cauld And Restless Love231
Braw Lads O’ Galla Water232
Wandering Willie—­First Version232
Lord Gregory233
Lovely Young Jessie234
Meg O’ The Mill—­Another Version234
Versicles, A.D. 1793235
On Commissary Goldie’s Brains236
Thanksgiving For A National Victory236
The Raptures Of Folly236
Extempore Reply To An Invitation236
Grace Before And After Meat236
The Last Time I Came O’er The Moor237
Blythe Hae I been On Yon Hill238
Bonie Jean—­A Ballad238
Epitaph On A Lap-Dog239
Epigram On The Laird Of Laggan239
Song—­Had I A Cave240
Whistle, And I’ll Come To You, My Lad240
Come, Let Me Take Thee To My Breast241
Robert Bruce’s March To Bannockburn242
Down The Burn, Davie243
Deluded Swain, The Pleasure243
On Mrs. Riddell’s Birthday244
Complimentary Epigram On Maria Riddell245
Remorseful Apology245
A Fiddler In The North246
A Vision247
Young Jamie, Pride Of A’ The Plain247
Pinned To Mrs. Walter Riddell’s Carriage249
Epistle From Esopus To Maria249
On Capt.  Lascelles250
On John Bushby, Esq., Tinwald Downs250
The Lovely Lass O’ Inverness251
Bannocks O’ Bear Meal251
The Highland Widow’s Lament252
Ode For General Washington’s Birthday253
On The Seas And Far Away254
To Dr. Maxwell255
On Chloris256
On Being Shewn A Beautiful Country Seat256
On A Suicide256
On Andrew Turner256
Esteem For Chloris257
How Lang And Dreary Is The Night257
The Lover’s Morning Salute To His Mistress258
Behold, My Love, How Green The Groves258
Lassie Wi’ The Lint-White Locks259
Contented Wi’ Little And Cantie Wi’ Mair260
Canst Thou Leave Me Thus, My Katie261
The Tear-Drop261
A Man’s A Man For A’ That262
Versicles of 1795263
Inscription On A Goblet263
Epitaph For Mr. Gabriel Richardson263
Bonie Peg-a-Ramsay263
There Was A Bonie Lass264
O Aye My Wife She Dang Me264
O Steer Her Up An’ Haud Her Gaun264
O Let Me In Thes Ae Night265
I’ll Aye Ca’ In By Yon Town265
Ballads on Mr. Heron’s Election, 1795266
The Cardin O’t, The Spinnin O’t270
The Lass That Made The Bed To Me270
Address To The Woodlark272
How Cruel Are The Parents273
’Twas Na Her Bonie Blue E’e273
Forlorn, My Love, No Comfort Near274
The Braw Wooer274
O Bonie Was Yon Rosy Brier276
O That’s The Lassie O’ My Heart276
Fragment.—­Leezie Lindsay277
News, Lassies, News277
Mally’s Meek, Mally’s Sweet278
Verses To Collector Mitchell278
The Dean Of Faculty279
A Lass Wi’ A Tocher280
Complimentary Versicles To Jessie Lewars281
A Health To Ane I Loe Dear282
Inscription To Miss Jessy Lewars282
Fairest Maid On Devon Banks283
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