Robert Burns' Poems

Robert Burns' Poems

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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. 1906 Excerpt: ...He eked out wi' law, man. Mr. Erskine. Collected, Harry stood awee, Then open'd out his arm, man. His lordship sat wi' rnefu' e'e, An' eyed the gathering storm, man; Like wind-driv'n hail, it did assail, Or torrents owre a linn, man; The Bench sae wise lift up their eyes, Hauf wauken'd wi' the din, man. III. A H1ghland Welcome. When Death's dark stream I ferry o'er (A time that surely shall come), In Heaven itself I'll ask no more Than just a Highland welcome. IV. On Tam The Chapman. As Tam the chapman on a day Wi' Death forgather'd by the way, Weel pleas'd he greets a wight so famous; And Death was nae less pleas'd wi' Thomas, Wha cheerfully lays down his pack, And there blaws up a hearty crack: His social, friendly honest heart Sae tickled Death, they could na part; Sae, after viewing knives and garters, Death taks him hame to gie him quarters. JOHN BARLEYCORN. A BALLAD. I. There were three kings into the east, Three kings both great and high; And they have sworn a solemn oath John Barleycorn should die. II. They took1 a plough and plough'd him down, Put clods upon his head; And they ha'e sworn a solemn oath John Barleycorn was dead. III. But the cheerful Spring came kindly on, s And show'rs began to fall; John Barleycorn got up again, And sore surpris'd them all. IV. The sultry suns of Summer came,3 And he grew thick and strong: 1 "They 've taen." MS. 2 "But the spring-time it came on." MS. 3 "The summer it came on." MS., and similarly in Stanza IV. "The autumn" &c. His head weel arm'd wi' pointed spears, That no one should him wrong. V. The sober Autumn enter'd mild, When he grew wan and pale; His bending joints and drooping head Show'd he began to fail. VI. His colour sicken'd more and more, He faded into age;...
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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1130385167
  • 9781130385168