The Works of Robert Burns, Volume 2

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Contents

Masonic SongYe Sons of Old Killie
21
Tam Samsons Elegy
23
Daughter of Chaos doting years 202
25
Epistle to Major Logan
28
Fragment on Sensibility
32
A Winter NightWhen Biting Boreas
33
SongYon Wild Mossy Mountains
37
Address to Edinburgh
39
Address to a Haggis
42
To Miss Logan with Beatties Poems
44
Mr William SmellieA Sketch
45
SongRattlin Roarin Willie
46
SongBonie Dundee A Fragment
48
Extempore in the Court of Session
49
Inscription for the Headstone of Fergusson the Poet
50
Lines inscribed under Fergussons Portrait
51
Epistle to Mrs Scott of Wauchope House
52
XXJV Verses inscribed under a Noble Earls Picture
55
Prologue spoken by Mr Woods at Edinburgh
57
SongThe Bonie Moorhen
60
SongMy Lord aHunting he is gane
62
Minor Pieces Scraps and Epigrams 1787
64
Epigram at Roslin Inn
65
The Bookworms
66
SongA Bottle and Friend
67
Epitaph for William Nicol High School Edinburgh
68
Address to Wm Tytler Esq of Woodhouselee
70
Epigram to Miss Ainslie in Church
72
Burlesque Lament for Wm Creechs Absence
73
Note to Mr Renton of Lamerton
76
Elegy on Stella
77
The Bard at InveraryAn Inscription
80
On the Death of John MLeod Esq
81
Elegy on the Death of Sir James Hunter Blair
83
To Miss Ferrier enclosing Elegy on Sir J H Blair
85
Impromptu on Carron Iron Works
86
Written by Somebody on the Window of an Inn at Stirling
87
Reply to the Threat of a Censorious Critic
88
Verses Written with a Pencil at the Inn at Kenmore
89
SongThe Birks of Aherfeldy
90
The Humble Petition of Bruar Water f
92
Lines on the Fall of Fyers
97
Epigram on Parting with a kind Host in the High lands
98
Streams that glide in orient plains
100
SongLady Onlie Honest Luckie
102
SongTheniel Menzies Bonie Mary
103
SongThe Bonie Lass of Albany 1i14
104
On Scaring some WaterFowl in Loch Turit 1i1 1
105
SongBlythe was She 1i17
107
SongA Rosebud by my Early Walk
109
Epitaph for Mr W Cruickshank
110
SongThe Banks of the Devon
111
SongBraving Angry Winters Storms
113
SongMy Peggys Charms
114
SongThe Young Highland Rover
116
LXIX Birthday Ode for 31st December 1787
117
On the Death of Robert Dundas Esq of Arnistou
119
LXXI Sylvander to Clariiida
122
SongLove in the Guise of Friendship
125
SongGo on Sweet Bird and Soothe my Care
126
SongClarinda Mistress of my Soul
127
SongIm Oer Young to Marry yet
128
SongTo the Weavers gin ye go
129
MPhersons Farewell
131
SongStay my Charmer
133
SongMy Hoggie
134
SongRaving Winds Around her Blowing
136
SongUp in the Morning Early
138
SongHow Long and Dreary is the Night
139
SongHey the Dusty Miller
140
SongDuncan Davidson
141
SongThe Lad they ca Jumpin John
142
SongTalk of him thats Far Awa
143
SongTo Daunton Me
145
SongThe Winter it is Past
146
SongThe Bonie Lad thats Far Awa
148
Verses to Clarinda with Drinking Glasses
149
The Chevaliers Lament
150
Epistle to Hugh Parker
151
SongOf a the Airts the Wind can Blaw
154
SongI hae a Wife o my Ain
156
Verses on Friars Carse Hermitage first version
157
To Alex Cunningham Esq Writer Edinburgh
159
SongAnna thy Charms
161
Verses on a Parting Kiss
177
Written in Friars Carse Hermitage second version
178
The Poets Progress
180
Elegy on the Year 1788
185
The Henpecked Husband
186
Versicles on SignPosts
187
Ode Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Oswald of Auchencruive
190
Pegasus at Wanlockhead
192
Sappho RedivivusA Fragment
193
am my mammys ae bairn 128
194
CXVUX SongShes Fair and Fause
196
Impromptu Lines to Captain RiddeU Iff CXX Lines to John MMurdo of Drumlanrig
198
CXXI Rhyming Reply to a Note from Captain Riddell
199
Verses to Miss CruikshankThe Rosebud
200
Ye banks and braes o bonie Doon 335
201
CXXTV Ode on the Departed Regency Bill
202
Epistle to James Tennant of Glenconner 806
205
A New Psalm for the Chapel of Kilmarnock
208
CXXVTI Sketch in Verse inscribed to the Right Hon C J Fox
211
The Wounded Hare
213
Delia an Ode
215
SongThe Gardener wi his Paidle
216
SongOn a Bank of Flowers
217
SongYoung Jockie was the Blythest Lad
219
SongJamie Come Try Me
220
SongI Love my Love in Secret
221
SongSweet Tibbie Dunbar
222
CXXXVTI SongThe Captains Lady
223
SongJohn Anderson My Jo
224
SongMy Love shes but a Lassie yet
225
SongTam Glen
226
SongCarle an the King come
228
SongThe Laddies dear sel
229
SongWhistle oer the lave ot
230
SongMy Eppie Adair
231
Epigram on Francis Grose the Antiquary
232
On the Late Captain Groses Peregrinations
233
The Kirk of Scotlands AlarmA Ballad
236
Sonnet to R Graham Esq on Receiving a Favour
244
Extemporaneous Effusion on being appointed to an Excise Division
245
SongWillie brewd a Peck o Maut
246
SongCa the Yowes to the Knowes older set
248
SongI Gaed a Waefu Gate Yestreen
249
SongHighland Harry back again
251
SongThe Battle of Sherramuir
253
SongThe Braes o Killiecrankie
256
SongAwa Whigs Awa
257
SongA Waukrife Minnie
258
Song The Captive Ribband
259
SongFarewell to the Highlands
260
The WhistleA Ballad
262
AddressTo Mary in Heaven
268
Epistle to Dr Blacklock
270
Address to the Toothache
273
The Five CarlinsAn Election Ballad
276
Election Ballad for Westerha
281
Prologue spoken at the Theatre of Dumfries
282
SketchNew Years Day 1790
284
Scots Prologue for Mr Sutherland
286
Lines to a Friend who Supplied a Newspaper
289
Elegy on Willie Nicols Mare
291
SongThe Gowden Locks of Anna
292
SongI murder hate
295
SongGudewife count the lawin
297
Election Ballad at close of contest for represent ing the Dumfries Burghs 1790
298
Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson
305
The Epitaph on do do
309
Verses on Captain Grose
311
Tam o ShanterA Tale
313
On the Birth of a Posthumous Child
323
Elegy on the late Miss Burnet of Monboddo
325
Lament of Mary Queen of Scots
327
SongTherell never be peace till Jamie comes hame
329
SongOut over the Forth
331
do do second version
333
do do third version
335
Lament for James Earl of Glencairn
336
Lines to Sir John Whitefoord Bart
340
SongCraigieburn Wood
341
SongThe Bonnie Wee Thing
344
Epigram on Miss Davies
345
SongThe Charms of Lovely Davies
346
SongWhat can a Young Lassie do wi an Auld Man?
348
CXCTV SongThe Posie
349

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Page 258 - Chorus.—My heart's in the Highlands, my heart is not here. My heart's in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe, My heart's in the Highlands wherever I go. Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods, Farewell to the torrents and loud pouring floods. My heart's in the Highlands, &c.
Page 266 - ling'ring star, with less'ning ray, That lov'st to greet the early morn, Again thou usher'st in the day My Mary from my soul was torn. O Mary ! dear departed shade ! Where is thy place of blissful 1 rest ? See'st thou thy lover lowly laid ? Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast
Page 270 - do mair. But to conclude my silly rhyme (I'm scant o' verse and scant o' time), To make a happy fireside clime To weans and wife, That's the true pathos and sublime Of human life. My compliments to sister Beckie, And eke the same to honest Lucky ; I wat she is a daintie chuckie,
Page 266 - rest ? See'st thou thy lover lowly laid ? Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast ? That sacred hour can I forget, Can I forget the hallow'd grove, Where, by the winding Ayr, we met, To live one day of parting love ! Eternity can
Page 222 - JOHN ANDERSON, MY JO. (JOHNsON's MUsEUM, 1790.) JOHN Anderson, my jo, John, When we were first acquent; Your locks were like the raven, Your bonie brow was brent; * But now your brow is beld, John, Your locks are like the snaw ; But blessings on your frosty pow, b John Anderson, my jo. John Anderson, my jo, John, We clamb the
Page 314 - twad blawn its last; The rattling showers rose on the blast ; The speedy gleams the darkness swallow'd ; Loud, deep, and lang the thunder bellow'd : That night, a child might understand, The deil had business on his hand. Weel mounted on his gray
Page 155 - and in this little song, Jenny's master follows her example. " Of a' the airts the wind can blaw, I dearly like the west," &c. The peculiar style of expression in line fifth has been often criticised: pedants have pronounced it ungrammatical; but it is Burns's own wellconsidered phraseology, and its simplicity is very musical to a Scotch ear.
Page 314 - pole to pole, Near and more near the thunders roll, When, glimmering thro' the groaning trees, Kirk-Aloway seem'd in a bleeze, Thro' ilka bore the beams were glancing, And loud resounded mirth and dancing. Inspiring bold John Barleycorn ! What dangers thou canst make us scorn ! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi' usquabae, we'll face the devil ! The swats
Page 315 - By which heroic Tam was able To note upon the haly table, A murderer's banes, in gibbet-airns; Twa span-lang, wee, unchristen'd bairns ; A thief, new-cutted frae a rape, Wi' his last gasp his gab did gape ; Five tomahawks, wi' blude red-rusted : Five scymitars, wi
Page 325 - The mavis wild -wi' mony a note, Sings drowsy day to rest : In love and freedom they rejoice, Wi' care nor thrall opprest. Now blooms the lily by the bank, The primrose down the brae; The hawthorn's budding in the glen, And milk-white is the slae : The meanest hind in fair Scotland May rove thae

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