The Works of Robert Burns Volume 2

The Works of Robert Burns Volume 2

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...says--" I have sent you two melancholy things, and I tremble lest they should too well suit the tone of your present feelings." He adds that he is " to move bag and baggage to Nithsdale in a fortnight," and that he is "more and more pleased with the step he took regarding Jean." I KEIGN IN JEANIE'S BOSOM. (johnson's Museum, 1796.) Louis, what reck I by thee, Or Geordie on his ocean? Dyvor, a beggar louns b to me, I reign in Jeanie's bosom! Let her crown my love her law, And in her breast enthrone me, Kings and nations--swith awa! Reif0 randies, d I disown ye! Such were the poet's sentiments, and such his expressions when he welcomed his wife to Nithsdale in the first week of December 1788. His house at Ellisland was not yet in a seasoned condition for being used with comfort as a dwelling, and he had obtained the temporary use of a picturesque lodging about a mile farther down the Nith, at a place called "The Isle," from which locality his letters were occasionally dated during that winter. Cunningham has observed regarding the style of this little song: --"It is one of Burns's happy efforts, although the language is perhaps too peculiar to be fully felt by any, save Scotchmen; but to them it comes with a compact vigour of expression uot usual in words fitted to music." IT IS NA, JEAN, THY BONIE FACE. (johnson's Museum, 1792.) It is na, Jean, thy bonie face, Nor shape that I admire; Altho' thy beauty and thy grace Might weel awauk desire. bankrupt. b low fellows. 0 plundering. d bull1es. Something, in ilka part o' thee, To praise, to love, I find, But dear as is thy form to me, Still dearer is thy mind. Nae mair ungenerous wish I hae, Nor stronger in my breast, Than, if I canna mak thee sae, At least...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656314X
  • 9781236563149