Burns, Robert (M)

b. 25 January 1759. d. 21 July 1796. Nationality: Scottish. VIAF.
Major Scottish poet, song writer and song collector, writing in Scots as well as English. Known as Scotland’s National Bard and the Ploughman Poet. Born in the village of Alloway, Ayrshire. Father was a tenant farmer who educated Burns largely at home. Burns also worked as a farm labourer. The first edition of his first volume, *Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect* (1786), launched his literary career. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 12
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Song 1832-09-08 The Penny Magazine Poet 2921
Elegy 1879-04 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14821
On Seeing a Fellow Wound a Hare with a Shot April 1789 1879-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14890
On Seeing a Fellow Wound a Hare—Spring—89 1879-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14891
Extempore—to Mr. Gavin Hamilton 1879-06 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14887
“Will ye go to the Indies, my Mary” 1879-07 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14893
Elegy on Captn. Matthew Henderson—A Gentleman Who Held the Patent for His Honours Immediately From Almighty God! 1879-07 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14894
To Mr. Graham, of Fintry, on Being Appointed to My Excise Division 1879-07 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14892
The Winter it is Past 1892-07 Victorian Magazine Poet 1539
The Posie 1892-08 Victorian Magazine Poet 1542
O gin My Love were yon Red Rose 1892-11 Victorian Magazine Poet 1546
“Oh look na, young Lassie, sae softly and sweetly!” 1901-11 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14958