The Burns Almanac; A Record of Dates, Events, Etc., Connected with the Poet

The Burns Almanac; A Record of Dates, Events, Etc., Connected with the Poet

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... to the undertaking, but disclaimed all idea or acceptance of pecuniary remuneration. On the 14th of November he transmitted to Thomson the song of Highland Mary, and next month one of the most arch and humorous of all ditties, Duncan Gray cam here to woo. 1793--(thirty-four). The poet continues his invaluable and disinterested labors for Mr. Thomson's publication. In July he makes an excursion into Galloway with his friend Mr. Syme, stamp distributor, and according to that gentleman (though Burn's own statement on the subject is different), he composed his national song, Scots wha hae, in the midst of a thunder-storm on the wilds of Kenmure. The song was sent to Thomson in September, along with no less popular, Auld Lang Syne. At Whitsuntide the poet removed from the "Wee Vennel" to a better house (rent 8 per annum) in the Mill-hole Brae (now Burns Street), and in this house he lived until his death. His widow continued to occupy it till her death, March 26, 1834. 1794--(thirty-five). At a dinner-party at Woodley Park, on one occasion the poet, like most of the guests, having exceeded in wine, was guilty of some act of rudeness to the accomplished hostess which she and her friends resented very warmly. A rupture took place, and for nearly a twelvemonth there was no intercourse between the parties. During this interval Bums wrote several lampoons on Mrs. Riddel, wholly unworthy of him as a man or as a poet. April 4, Captain Riddel of Glenriddel, died unreconciled to Burns, yet the latter honored his memory with a sonnet. August 12, another son born to the poet, and named James Glencairn. During this autumn and winter Burns wrote some of his finest songs, inspired by the charms of Jane Lorimer, the "Chloris" of many more

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