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vours: 1 was bred to the Plough, and am in. dependent. I come to claim the common Scottish name with you, my illustrious Countrymen; and to tell the world that I glory in the title.I come to congratulate my courtry, ibat the blood of her ancient beroes still runs uncontaminated ; and that, from your courage, knowledge, and public Spirit, she may expect protection, wealth, and liberty. -- In the lat pluce, I come to proffer my warmest wishes to the Great Fountain of honour, the Monarch of the Universe, for your welfare and happinefs.

When you go forth to waken the Echoes, in the ancient and favourite amusement of your Forefathers, may Pleasure ever be of your party; and may Social joy await your return! When harassed in courts or camps with the juftlings of bad men and bad measures, may the honest conciousness of injured worth attend

your

your return to your native Seats; and may Domestic Happiness, with a smiling welcome, meet you at your gates! May corruption prink at your kindling indignant glance; and may tyranny in the Ruler and licentiousness in the People equally find you an inexorable foe!

I bave the honour to be,

With the fincerest gratitude and highest

respect,

MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,

Your most devoted bumble servant.

ROBERT BURNS.

EDINBURGH,
April 4. 1787.

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HE Twa Dogs. A Tale Scotch Drink

16 The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer to the Scotch Representatives in the House of Commons

24 The Holy Fair Death and Dr Hornbook The Brigs of Ayr The Ordipation

86 The Calf Address to the Deil

99 The Death and Dying words of Poor Maillie

108 Poor Maillie's Elegy

113 To J: S****

116 A Dream

127 The Vifion

138 Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous 157 Tam Samson's Elegy

162 Halloween

171 The Auld Farmer's New-Year Morning's Salutation to his Auld Mare, Maggie

195 To a Mouse A Winter Night

206 Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet The Lament Despondency. An Ode

230 Winter. Ą Dirge

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Page The Cotter's Saturday Night Man was made to mourn. An Elegy

18 A Prayer in the prospect of Death

25 Stanzas on the same occasion

28 Verses left at a Friend's House

33 The First Psalm

34 A Prayer The First Six Verses of the Ninetieth Psalm To a Mountain Daify To Ruin To Miss L with Beattie's poems for a New

year's Gift Epistle to a Young Friend On a Scotch Bard gone to the West Indies

37 To a Haggis A Dedication to G***** H*******, Esq.

65 To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church

74 Address to Edinburgh Epiftle to J. L*****, an old Scotch Bard

83 To the same

92 Epistle to W. S*****, Ochiltree

99 Epistle to J. R******, inclosing some Poems John Barleycorn. A Ballad

117 A fragment, “When Guilford good our pilot stood,' 123 Song, • It was upon a Lammas night,' Song, Now Westlin winds and slaughtering guns.' 132 Song, · Behind yon hills where Stinchar flows,' 136 Green grow the Rashes. A fragment

140 Song, Again rejoicing Nature fees,

143 Song, “The gloomy night is gathering fast,' 148

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Page Song, From thee, Eliza, I must go,'

'151 The Farewell. To the Brethren of St. James's Lodge, Tarbolton

153 Song, • No churchman am I for to rail and to write,' 156 Written in Friar's Carse Hermitage

160 Ode to the memory of Mrs

164 Elegy on Capt.

MH Lament of Mary Queen of Scots

177 To R*** G*** of F***, Esq.

181 Lament for James Earl of Glencairn

188 Lines sent to Sir John Whiteford with the foregoing 194 Tam O'Shanter. A Tale

195 On seeing a wounded hare a fellow had shot

209 Address to the Shade of Thomson

21 Epitaph on a celebrated Ruling Elder

213 on a noisy Polemic

ibid. on Wee Johnie For the Author's Father

ibid. for R. A. Esq.

215 for G. H. Esq.

ibid. A Bard's Epitaph

216 On Capt. Groses Peregrinations

219 On Miss C**** On the Death of J

Mól Humble Petition of Bruar Water

229 On scaring some water-fowl

235 Written at the Inn at Taymouth

238 at the Fall of Fyers

241 On the Birth of a Pofthumous Child

243 The Whistle

245 The Glossary

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