Robert Burns

Robert Burns

1759 - 1796

Robert Burns, also known as Bard of Ayrshire, was a Scottish poet and lyricist who is widely regarded as Scotland’s national poet and is still celebrated worldwide. One of his works’ distinctive characteristics is that some of his texts are written in Scottish, others in English or even in a light Scottish dialect.
Burns is thought to be the pioneer of the Romantic movement. His ideas were a source of inspiration for both liberalism and socialism.

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O my Luve’s like a red, red rose,
That’s newly sprung in June:
O my Luve’s like the melodie,... [+]

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On Turning up in Her Nest with the Plough, November, 1785

Little, artful, cowering, timid ... [+]