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Portical Works of Robert Burns.

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The Death and Dying Words of Poort The Twa Dogs i .

Mailie

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101 | Lament

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Poor Mailie's Elecy

lesy .. . . 102 | Address to Edinbu

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Epistle to Davie.

102 | The Brigs of Ayr

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Address to the Deil . . . . . . 103 On Captain Matthew Henderson ...
The Auld Farmer's New-Year Morning
Salutation to his Auld Mare Maggie

| Tragic Fragment i . .

Halloween .

Winter, a Dirge

A Winter Night

108

A Prayer under the Pressure of Violent

Epistle to J. Lapraik

109

Anguish .

149

To the Same . . i

110 | A Prayer on the Prospect of Death

To William Simpson

111 Stanzas on the same Occasioni

Death and Dr. Hornbook

Elegy on the Death of Robert Ruisseaux 149

The Holy Fair. , .

114 | The Calf ... .

. 150

The Ordination .. . . .

The Twa Herds, or the Holy Tulzie ..

To James Smith .

Holy Willie's Prayer ... . .
The Jolly Beggars-A Cantata

1191 Epitaph on Holy Willie

Man was Made to Mourn

Epistle to John Gondie of Ki

To a Mouse.. .

Epistle to John Rankine

The Vision :

124 Third Epistle to John Lapraik

152

The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer 127 Epistle to the Rev. John M'Math. .

Scotch Drink .

129 The American War

. 154

Address to the Unco Good .'.' 130 Second Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet

Tam Samson's Elegy. . . . .

30 To Ruin

155

Despondency .

131

The Cotter's Saturday Night

Psalm

155

To a Mountain Daisy...

134

The First Psaim !......

. . . . . . 155

Epistle to a Young Friend

135 To a Louse . . . . . .

A Dedication to Gavin Hamil

136 The Inventory

A Dream.

37 A Note to Gavin Hami

A Bard's Epitaph . . . . 138 Willie Chalmers . . . . . 157

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Lines Written on a Bank Note . . 158 | Written in an Envelope, enclosing a

To a Kiss

158 Letter to Captain Grose

Verses Written under Violent Grief

Address of Beelzebub to the President of

Verses Left at a Friend's House where

the Highland Society

the Author Slept one Night.

Lament of Mary Queen of Scots . . 182

To Mr, M'Adam ·

: 159 | The Whistle) .

Lines on Meeting with

Elegy on Miss Burnet of Monboddo . 187

Epistle to Major Logan

159 Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn. 184

Lament on Leaving Scotland . .'. 160 Lines sent to Sir John Whiteford, Bart. 185

On a Scotch Bard

160 Third Epistle to Mr. Graham, of Fintry 185

Written on a Blank Leaf

Fourth Epistle to Mr. Graham, of Fintry 186

The Farewell • . • •

180


. 161 | The Rights of Woman

To a Haggis


A Vision . .

. . .

187

18

To Miss Logan, with Beattie's Poems

Liberty, a Fragment . . . . 187

Extempore in the Court of Session

62 To Mr. Maxwell, on his Biz

187

To the Guidwife of Wauchope House

i On Pastoral Poetry

188
Verses Written under the Portrait o

Sonnet, on Hearing a Thrush

188
Fergusson the Poet ini... 163 | The Tree of Liberty .

188

Inscription on the Headstone of Fergusson 163 | To General Dumourier

..189

Prologue, Spoken by Mr. Woods on his Lines sent to a Gentleman whom he had

Benefit Night . . .

. 163 - Offended .

. 189

Epistle to William Creech ,

Monody on a Lady Famed for Her Caprice 189

On the Death of Sir James Hunt

| Epistle from Æsopus to Maria ,

190

On Scaring some Water-Fowl in Loch Sonnet on the Death of Captain Ridde L. 191

Turit

Impromtu on Mrs. Riddel's Birth-Day 191

The Humble Petition of Bruar Water . 166 Verses to Miss Graham of Fintry : 191

The Hermit

The Vowels, a Tale :
Verses written over the chimney-piece

Verses to John Rankine
of the Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth

1 On Sensibility

Elegy on the Death of Lord Dundas. Address Spoken by Miss Fontenelle on

Verses written by the Fall of Fyers . 8 her Benefit Night

192

On Reading of the Death of John M‘Leod 168 To Chloris

On William Smellie .

58 Address to the Shade of Thomson

193

Address to Mr. William T

Ballads on Mr. Heron's Elections, Ballad

A Sketch . . .

69

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First ,

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To Miss Cruikshanks .

. . 169

An Extempore Effusion, on being Apo Ballad Third, An Excellent New Song . 194

pointed to the Excise

169 On Life . . . . . .

195

To Clarinda, with a Present of a Pair of

Inscription for an Altar to Independence 195

Drinking Glasses

. 169 On the Death of a Favourite Child: 195

To Clarinda, on his Leaving Edinburga 169 To Mr. Mitchell: ..

196

Epistle to Hugh Parker

170 The Ruined Maid's Lament... :. 196

The Dean of the Faculty

. 196

the Banks of Nith

Verses on the Destruction of the Woods
Extempore to Captain

near Drumlanrig . . . . . .

A Mother's Lament

On the Duke of Queensberry

197

Elegy on the Year 1788

170 Verses to John M.Murdo.

i 197

Address to the Tooth-Ache

On Mr. M‘Murdo, Inscribed on a Pane

Ode, Sacred to the Memory

Oswald 172 of Glass in his House . .

197

Letter to James Tennant

Impromtu on Willie Stewart

198

A Fragment, Inscribed to the Right Hon. To Miss Jessy Lewars

C. J. Fox . .

173 | Tibbie, I hae seen the Day

198

On Seeing a Wounded Hare limp by me, Montgomery's Peggy

198

which a Fellow had just Shot

173 Bonny Peggy Alison .

198

The Kirk's Alarm, a Satire . . .

174 | Here's to thy Health, m

y Lass 198

To Dr. Blacklock

175 Young Peggy .

199

Delia...

175 John Barleycorn . . .

199.

Sketch, New-Year's Day

The Rigs o' Barley . . .

200

Prologue, spoken at the Dumfries Theatre 176 The Ploughman .

200

Prologue, for Mr. Sutherland's Benefit Song composed in August

200

Night, Dumfries .. .

.. 170 | Yon Wild Mossy Mountains

Written to a Gentleman who sent í My Nannie, 0

201

..the Poet a Newspaper .

177 | Green Grow the Rashes

202

Peg Nicholson . . . . .''

The Cure for all Care.

To My Bed .. i

178 On Cessnock Banks

202

First Epistle to Mr. Graham of Fintry · 178; The Highland Lassie :

203

The Five Carlines

179 Powers Celestial . . .

203

Second Epistle to Mr. Graham of Fintry 180 | From thee, Éliza .

· 203

On Captain Grose's Peregrinations Menie . . . . . . . . .

through Scotland

: 181 | The Farewell . .

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The Braes o Ballochmyles i 201. Oh, Steer her up

The Lass O' Ballochmyle

. 205 It was a' for our Right

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The Gloomy Night is Gathering Fast i 205 Oh, wha is She that Loes me?

222

The Banks 0 Doon .: :

205 Caledonia . .

222

The Birks of Aberfeldyr

Oh, lay thy Loof in Mine; Lass

I'm owre Young to Marry Y

Anna, thy Charins . . .

223

M.Pherson's Farewell :

Gloomy December

223

How Long and Dreary is the Night . . 206 Oh, Mally's meek, M

eet

224
Here's a Health to Them that's Awa 206 Cassillis' Banks
Strathallan's Lament i . i . 207 | My Lady's Gown, there's Gairs upon't
The Banks of the Devon.

The Fete Champetre;

224

Braving Angry Winter's Storm

The Dumfries Volunteers

My Peggy's Face . .

Oh, wert Thou in the Cault B

Raving Winds around her Blowi

Lovely Polly Stewart ..

225

Highland Harry ::

Yestreen I had a Pint of W

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Musing on the Roarin

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208 The Lea Rig o . . .

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208 Bonnie Lesley

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The Gallant Weaver .

208 | 'Will ye go to the Ind

The Blude-red Rose at Yule may Blaw. 209 My Wife's a Winsome Wee Thing ....

A Rose-bud by my Early Walk

209 | Highland Mary

Bonnie Castle Gordon

209 | Auld Rob Morris

When Januar Wind

209 | Duncan Gray

The Young Highland R

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Bonnie Ann

210 Gala Water'. .

Blooming Nelly

• 210 Lord. Gregory.

My Bonnie Mary

- 211| Mary Morison.

Ane Fond Kiss

211) Wandering Willie ..

The Siniling Spring .

211 | The Soldier's Return

The Lazy Mist ..,

211 Blythe hae I been on y

Of a' the Airts the Wind can Blaw

211 | Logan Braes . .

Oh; were I on Parnassus' Hill

Dh, gin my Love were yon Red Rose 230

The Chevallier's Lament .

212 Bonnie Jean. .

230

My Heart's in the Highlands

212 Meg o' the Mill

231

John Anderson .

213 | Open the Door tom

...231

To Mary in Heaven

213 | Young Jessie ..

Young Jockey

231

The Duy Returns .

213 | Had I a Cave .

Oh, Willie Brew'd

213 Phillis the Fairi .

I Gaed a Wafu? Gate Yestreen

i By Allan Stream I.chanc'd to Rove i

The Banks of Nith. ..

Come let me take Thee to my Breast.

My Heart is a-breaking, Dcar Tittie

Whistle and I'll Come to you, niy Lad •
There'll never be Peace .

214 | Diinty Davie...

Meikle thinks my Love . . . . 215 Bruce's Address

How can I be Blythe and Glad

Behold the Hour

I do Confess thou art sae Fair

215 Auld Lang Syne

Hunting Song . ..

215 | Where are the Joys?

What can a Young Lassie . . 215. Thou hast Left me Ever.

The Bonnie Wee Thing . .. . 216 | Deluded Swain, the Pleasure

Lovely Davies .

216 Thine I am, my Faithful Fair

Oh, for ane-and-twenty, Ta

216 My Spouse, Nancy .. . . 235

Kenmure's on and Awa.

217 The Banks of Cree'.

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Bess and her Spinning Wheel . ... 217 On the Seas and Far Away

Oh Luve will Venture in . .

217 Ca' the Yowes to the Knowes.

In Simmer, when the Hay was Mawn 217. She says she Loes me Best of A. ...236

Turn again, thou Fair Eliza . i . 218 | Saw yè my Philly ? . . . .
Willie Wastle on . . ..

218 How Long and Dreary is the Ni
Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation 218 Let not Woman e'er Complain.

218

Song of Death. .".. . . .

Sleep'st thou, or Wak'st thou . .

She's Fair and Fause

My Chloris, mark hów Green the Groves

Flow Gently, Sweet Afton

219 It was the Charming Month of May .

The Lovely Lass of Inverness

Farewell, thou Stream that Winding

A red, red Rose .

220 Flows

Louis, what Reck I b

Lassie wi' the Lint-white Locks . .

The Exciseman .. ..

220 Philly and Willy . .

Somebody . :

220 Contented wi' Little

I'll aye ca' in by yon Town

Can'st thou Leave me Thus, my Küty? 238

Wilt thou be my Dearie?

For a' That, and a' That ,;,, ;.

Oh, Wat ye Wha's in yon Town

221 | My Nannie's Awa .

But Lately Seen i . . .

221 Craigieburn Wood

Could ought of Song . .

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Address to the Woodlark ..

2401 The Laddies by the Banks o'Nith . 255

On Chloris being Ill.;....

240 EPIGRAMS, &c. i o .. . .

256

Their Groves 'o' Sweet Myrtlei

On Captain Grose.

256

How Crüel are the Parents .

On a Henpecked Country Squire. 256

'I'was na her Bonnie Blue Ee was my Another on bis Widow.

.. 256

Ruin : castle Fashion' i

On Elphinstone's Transla

Mark yon Pomp of Costly Fashion

241

tial's Epigrams. ... .. . .

Oh, this is no my Ain Lassie

241

On Miss J. Scott, of Ajr .'.'.'

256

Now Spring has Clad the Grove in Green 242 On an Illiterate Gentleman . . 256

Oh, Bonnie was yon Rosy Brier . .. Written under the Picture of Miss

Forlorn my Love, no Comfort near . 242 Burns

Hey for a Lass wi'a Tocher...

243 Written on the Window of the Inn at

Last May a Braw Wooer. '

Carron

. . . 258

Fragment . i . i

243 Written on a Pane of Glass in the Inn

Jessy'

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243 at Moffat. . . . . . . . .

Fairest Maid on Devon Banks

Fragment . .

257

Handsome Nelle

244 On Incivility shown him at Invernary

My Father was a Farmer ... . 244 Highland Hospitality: . '

Up in the Morning Early

245 Lines on Miss Kemble.. .

• 257

Hey; the Dusty Miller ,

245 On the Kirk at Lamington . . .

Robin

245 The Solemn League and Covenant

257

The Bells of Mauchline

245 On a certain Parson's Looks ... : 257

Her Flowing Locks.

245 On Seeing the Beautiful seat of th

The Sons of Old Killie.'

246 Earl of * *

The Joyful Widower

246 On the Earl of .... ; .

O, Whäre did you Get?

246 On the Same . .

There was a Lass i ;

To the Same, on the Author being

Landlady, Count the Lawin

246 threatened with his resentment .. 257

Rattlin' Roarin' Willie . .

247 On an Empty Fellow . .

.

Simmer's a Pleasant Time

247 Written on a Pane of Glass, on the

My Love she's but a Lassie yet

247 Occasion of a National Thanksgiving 258.

The Captain's Lady ..

247 The True Loyal Natives . . . . 258

First when Meggy was my Care

247 Inscription on a Goblet . . . .

259

There's a Youth in this City

248 Extempore on Mr. Syme . . 258

Oh aye my Wife she Dang me

248 To Mr. Syme . . . . . .

258

Eppie Adair.

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248 The Creed of Poverty i

258

The Battle of Sheriff-Muir , .. 248 Written in a Lady's Pocket Book .. 258

The Highland Widow's Lamer

249 To John Taylor ....

258

Whare hae ye Been? .

249 To Miss Fontenelle . . . . . 258

Theniel Menzie's Bonnie Mary , 249 The Toast .

259

Frae the Friends and Land I Love

250 Excisemen Universal

Gane is the Day . . . .

250

To Dr. Maxwell, on Miss J

The Tither Morino

250 recovery. . .

Come Boat me o'er to Charlie.

250 On Jessy Lewars .

It is na, Jean, thy Bonnie Face

250 Toast to the Same ::

259

I hae a Wife o' my Ain. ..

Epitaph on the Same ..

259

Withsdale's Welcome Home

To the Same .

259

My Collier Laddie

. 251 Graces before Meat

As I was a-Wandering

251 EPITAPHS .

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Ye Jacobites by Name

252 On the Author's Fatheri

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Lady Mary Ann ...

252 On a Henpecked Country Squire . . 260

Out over the Forth

On a Celebrated Ruling Elder . .

260

Jockey's taen the Parting Kiss

252 On a Noisy Polemic . . . . .

260

The Carles O' Dysart 6

252 On Wee Johnny . i

260

Lady Onlie

253 On John Dove, Innkeeper, Mauchline 260

Young Jamie, Pride of a’ the Plain 253

For Robert Aiken, Esq. . .

260

Jenny's a' wat, Poor Body .

On a Friend .

260

The Cardin' o't

For Gavin Hamilt

260

To thee, Loved Nith

. 253
Sae Far Awa . . .

. 253

Wae is my Heart . .

254 Fifeshire .

Amang the Trees

254 On Mr. W. Cruikshanks

261 ,

The Highland Laddie .

For William Nicol

261

Bannocks o' Barley

254 On W

Robin Shure in Hairst

254 On the Same.

: 261

Sweetest May

On Gabriel Richardson, Brewer..:.

The Lase of Ecclefechan

On John Busby, Writer, Dumfries. . 261

Here's a Bottle and an Honest Friend

On the Poet's Daughter . .

On a Ploughman

255 On a Picture representing Jacob's

The Weary Pund oʻTow';..'. 255 Dream

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To Mr. John Murdoch, Schoolmaster .265 To Mr. Robert Muir .

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To , [An early Love Letter) 266 To Gavin Hamilton, Esq.

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To the Same

266 To Mr. Walker, of Blair Atho

292

To the Same . .

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267 | To Mr. Gilbert Burns ..

292.

To the Same : ... . . ..

268 | To Miss Margaret Chalmers -

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To Mr. James Burness, Writer.. .); 269 To the Rev. John Skinner...

293

To Mr. James Burness, Montrose . . To James Hoy, Esq., Gordon Castle.' 294

To the Same

To the Same:..

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To Mr. James Sm

To Robert Ainslie, Esq., Edinburgh . 295

James Smith, Mauchline

To Mr. John Richmond, Edinburgh. 270 To the Earl of Glencairn i

295

To Mr. John Kennedy

271 To Charles Hay, Esq., Advocate

To Miss M -N... '

To Mr. Aiken

271 To Miss Chalmers

296

To Mr. M'Whinnie

272 To the Same

296

To Mr. John Kennedy

272 To the Same . . . . .

297

To Mr. John Ballantin

272 To the Same .

297

To Mr. David Brice

To Sir John Whitefoord

To Mrs. Dunlop, of Dunlop

273 Miss Margaret Chalmers

To Mr. John Richmond, Edinbu

To Miss Williams, on reading her Poem 299

To Mr. David Brice, Shoemaker

To Mr. Richard Brown, Irvine .

300

To Mr. John Richinond .. .

To Mr. Gavin Hamilton

301

To Mr. Robert Muir, Kilmarnock

274 To Clarinda .. . ;

301

To Mr. John Kennedy

To the Same . .

To Mr. Burness, Montrose

274 To the Same ..

302

To Mr. Robert Aiken .

275 To the Same

303

To Mrs. Stewart, of Stair

276 To the Same .

304

In the name of the Nine

.- 276 | To the Same

.305

To Gavin Hamilton, Esq., Mauchline ,

To the Same .

• 305

To.John Ballantine, Esq., Banker, Ayr. 277 | To the Same

To Mr. William Chalmers, Writer,

To the Same.

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To Dr. Mackenzie, Mauchline

To the Same .

308

To John Ballantine, Esq..

278 To Mrs Dunlop i

308

To the Earl of Eglinton

To Clarinda" .

309

TO John Ballantine,

279 To the Same ..

309

To Mrs. Dunlop .

To the Same

310

To Dr. Moore :

280 To the Same ,

310;

To the Rev. G. La

nills

281 To the Same .

310

To James Dalrymple, Esq., Orangefield . 281 To the Same .'

. 311

To Dr. Moore

282 To the Same •

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To John Ballantine, Esq.

• 282 To the Same . .

312

To Mr. William Dunbar

282 To the Same .

312

To the Earl of Glencairn

283 | To Mrs. Dunlop

313

To Mr. James Candlish, Student in Physic 283 To Clarinda .

313

To , on Fergusson's Headstone 283 To Robert Graham, Esq., of Fi

313

To the Earl of Buchan . . .

284 To the Rev. John Skinner

314

To Mrs. Dunlop . . . . . . . 285 To Richard Brown .

314

285 To Mrs. Rose, of Kilravock

314

To Dr. Moore

286 To Clarinda. . .

To Mrs. Dunlop

To Miss Chalmers . . .

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To Richard Brown . .

316

Musical Museum"

286 To Miss Chalmers

316

To the Rev. Dr. Hugh Blair.

287 To Clarinda :

316

To William Creech, Esq., Edinburgh .' 287 To Mr. William Cruikshank

· · 317

To Mr. James Candlish,

287 To Robert Ainslie, Esq.

... 317

To Mr. Patison, Bookseller, Paisley .. To Clarinda o

318

To Mr. W. Nicol, Master of th

To Richard Brown .

School, Edinburgh. . . i

To Mr. Muir

:. 319

To William Nicol, Esq.

To Clarinda

320

To Mr. W. Nicol, Master o

To Miss

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· School, Edinburgh ..

To Miss Chalmers

320

To William Cruikshank, St. James's

To Mrs. Dunlop

321

Square, Edinburgh.

| To Richard Brown

To Mr. John Richmond

1 To Mr. Robert Cleghorn

: 321

To Robert Ainslie, Esq. . .

290 | To Miss Chalmers ;

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To the Same . .

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To Mr. William Dunbar, Edinburgh '. 322

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