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LONI ON: PRINTED BY WOODFALL AND KINDER,

MILFORD LANE, STRAND, W.C,

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PREFACE TO THE FIRST, OR KILMARNOCK, EDITION

xi

DEDICATION TO THE SECOND, OR EDINBURGH, EDITION.

xii

MEMOIR OF ROBERT BURNS

xiii

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The Cotter's Saturday Night

1 The Farewell to the Brethren of St.

The Twa Dogs

6 James's Lodge, Tarbolton

66

Scotch Drink

12 The Farewell

67

The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer

Farewell to Ayrshire

68

to the Scotch Representatives in

Lines written on a Bank-note

68

the House of Commons

16 Verses to an old Sweetheart after

The Death and Dying Words of Poor

her Marriage; written on the blank

Mailie, the Author's only Pet Yowe 21 leaf of a copy of his Poems pre-

Poor Mailie's Elegy

23 sented to the lady

69

A Prayer in the Prospect of Death... 24 Verses written under Violent Grief 69

Stanzas on the Same Occasion

25 Despondency

70

Verses left by the Author in the

Winter

71

room where he slept at a Reverend The Brigs of Ayr

72

friend's house...

26 Lines on meeting with Lord Daer 78

The First Psalm

26 Address to Edinburgh

79

The First Six Verses of the Nine-

To the Memory of Prince Charles

tieth Psalm

27 Edward Stuart

81

To a Mouse.

28 To a Haggis

81

Halloween

29 Prologue, spoken by Mr. Woods on

Man was made to Mourn

37 his benefit night, Monday, April

Address to the De'il

40 16, 1787

83

The Vision

43 Nature's Law; humbly inscribed to

A Winter Night..

51 Gavin Hamilton, Esq...

84

The Auld Farmer's New-Year Morn. Verses

on Reading in a Newspaper

ing Salutation to his auld Mare

the Death of John M'Leod, Esq.,

Maggie, on giving her the accus-

brother to a young lady, a particu-

tomed rip of corn to hansel in the

lar friend of the Author's....

85

53 Elegy on the Death of Sir James

To a Louse; on seeing one on a lady's

Hunter Blair, a partner in the

bonnet at church

56 eminent banking house of Sir

The Inventory; in answer to a man-

William Forbes and Co., of Edin- {

date by the surveyor of taxes, re-

burgh

86

quiring a return for the assessed To Miss Ferrier; enclosing the Elegy

taxes..

57 on Sir J. H. Blair..

87

To a Mountain Daisy; on turning one Lines written with a Pencil over tho

down with the plough, in April,

Chimney-piece in the Parlour of

1786

59 the Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth ... 88

To Ruin

61 The Humble Petition of Bruar Water

To Miss Logan; with Beattic's Poems,

to the Noble Duke of Athole

89

as a New-Year's Gift, Jan. 1, 1787 61 Written with a Pencil, standing by

The Lament; occasioned by the un-

the Fall of Fyers, near Loch-ness 91

fortunate issue of a friend's amour 62 On Scaring some Waterfowl in Loch-

On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West

turit, a wild scene amid the hills

Indies

64 of Oughtertyre ........................... 9)

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on crowning his bust at Ednam,
Roxburghshire, with bays.. 132
Verses to John Maxwell, of Ter-
raughty, on his Birthday

133
On Sensibility

134
The Rights of Woman ; an occasional

Address, spoken by Miss Fontenelle
on her benefit night...

134
On Seeing Miss Fontenelle in a Fa-
vourite Character

135
To a Young Lady(Miss Jessie Lewars,

Dumfries), with book which the
Bard presented to her

136
Sonnet, written on the 25th January,

1793, the Birthday of the Author,
on hearing a thrush sing in a
morning walk...

136
Sonnet on the Death of Robert Rid.
del, Esq., of Glenriddel

137
On Pastoral Poetry

137
Poem on Life, addressed to Colonel

De Peyster, Dumfries, 1796 139
A Vision

140
Tam Samson's Elegy

141
On the Death of a Favourite Child... 144
Remorse

145

Liberty

146

Bruce.

146

Verses to Miss Graham, of Fintry,

with a present of Songs

147

Verses intended to be Written below

a Nohle Earl's Picture

147

Lines Sent to a Gentleman whom he

had Offended

148

Verses on the Destruction of the

Woods near Drumlanrig

148

To Chloris

149

The Vowels

150

The Hermit; written on a Marble

Sideboard in the Hermitage be-

longing to the Duke of Athole, in

the

wood of Aberfeldy

151

Poem addressed to Mr. Mitchell, Col.

lector of Excise, Dumfries, 1796 ... 152
To a Kiss

153
Address, spoken by Miss Fontenelle

on her benefit night, Dec. 4, 1705,
at the Theatre, Dumfries

154
The Toast.........

155

103

On Seeing a Wounded Hare limp by

which a fellow had just shot

at

10

Delia

104

Address to the Toothache

105

On Captain Grose's Peregrinations

through Scotland, collecting the

Antiquities of that Kingdom 106

Lines Written in a Wrapper enclos-

ing a Letter to Captain Grose 108

Sketch-New Year's Day (1790) 109

Prologue, spoken at the Theatre,

Dumfries, on New Year's Day

evening (1790)...

110

Prologue, for Mr. Sutherland's Bene-

fit Night, Dumfries

111

To the Owl

112

Verses on an Evening View of the

Ruins of Lincluden Abbey

113

Verses to my Bed

115

Elegy on Peg Nicholson, a bay mare

of Mr. W. Nichol's

115

Lines written to a Gentleman who

had sent him a Newspaper, and

offered to continuo it free of Ex-

pense..

116

Elegy on Captain Matthew Hender-

son, a gentleman who held the

patent for his honours imme-

diately from Almighty God 117

Tam o' Shanter

121

On the Birth of a Posthumous Child,

born under peculiar circumstances

of family distress

127

Elegy on Miss Burnet, of Monboddo 128

Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, on

the approach of Spring

129

Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn 130

Lines sent to Sir John Whitefoord

of Whitefoord, Bart., with the

foregoing Poem

132

Address to the Shade of Thomson,

me,

EPISTLES.

Epistle to Davie, a brother Poet

Second Epistle to Davie

162

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POLITICAL BALLADS.

The American War

226
The Laddies on the Banks of Nith. 228
The Five Carlins

229
The Dean of Faculty

231
Poctical Inscription, for an Altar to
Independence

233

The Heron Election Ballads :-

Ballad I.

233

Ballad II. The Election

234

Ballad III,

237

Ballad IV. John Busby's Lamen-
tation

239

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