The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Poems, Songs and Correspondence With a New Life of the Poet and Notices Critical and Biographical - Robert Burns

The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Poems, Songs and Correspondence With a New Life of the Poet and Notices Critical and Biographical

By Robert Burns

  • Release Date: 2012-04-01
  • Genre: Poetry

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The following trifles are not the production of the Poet, who, with all the advantages of learned art, and perhaps amid the elegancies and idlenesses of upper life, looks down for a rural theme with an eye to Theocritus or Virgil. To the author of this, these, and other celebrated names their countrymen, are, at least in their original language, a fountain shut up, and a book sealed. Unacquainted with the necessary requisites for commencing poet by rule, he sings the sentiments and manners he felt and saw in himself and his rustic compeers around him in his and their native language.

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