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Robert Burns (1759–1796)

Burns, Robert. A Scotch poet; born in Alloway, Jan. 25, 1759; died in Dumfries, July 21, 1796. Among the poems to which he owes his fame are: ‘The Cotter’s Saturday Night’; ‘Hallowe’en’; ‘Tarn O’Shanter’ (1790); ‘To a Mountain Daisy’; ‘To a Mouse’; ‘Twa Dogs’; ‘Highland Mary.’ His principal collected editions are, in the order of publication: ‘Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect’ (1786); ‘The Scots’ Musical Museum’ (6 vols., 1787–1803); ‘A Select Collection of Original Scottish Airs … with Select and Characteristic Verses,’ which contains 100 songs by the poet. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).