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The Complete Works of Robert Burns

Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. With a New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical by Allan Cunningham

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Author: Robert Burns
Published: 1855
Language: English
Wordcount: 347,324 / 1074 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 4,722
Added to site: 2006.06.05
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DUAN SECOND

With musing-deep, astonish'd stare,
I view'd the heavenly-seeming fair;
A whisp'ring throb did witness bear

Of kindred sweet,
When with an elder sister's air

She did me greet.

"All hail! My own inspired bard!
In me thy native Muse regard!
Nor longer mourn thy fate is hard,

Thus poorly low!
I come to give thee such reward

As we bestow.

"Know, the great genius of this land,
Has many a light aŽrial band,
Who, all beneath his high command,

Harmoniously,
As arts or arms they understand,

Their labours ply.

"They Scotia's race among them share;
Some fire the soldier on to dare;
Some rouse the patriot up to bare

Corruption's heart.
Some teach the bard, a darling care,

The tuneful art.

"'Mong swelling floods of reeking gore,
They, ardent, kindling spirits, pour;
Or 'mid the venal senate's roar,

They, sightless, stand,

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2009.01.28
Nadezhda
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This is REALLY complete works. I've never seen so much poems of Burns. Thanks a lot! (the download was very quickly :))


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