Essay On Burns

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Robert Burns, Scotland's most celebrated literary figure, was born at Alloway on January 25, 1759. His parents were William Burnes and Agnes Brown. Agnes Brown was the eldest daughter of a tenant farmer; she could read a little but never learned to write. William Burnes (the "e" was dropped from the family name after his death in 1784) was also a tenant farmer's son, and worked as a gardener. He instilled religious belief in Robert, the boy's mother and her cousin's widow Betty Davidson ("remarkable," according ...
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Robert Burns, Scotland's most celebrated literary figure, was born at Alloway on January 25, 1759. His parents were William Burnes and Agnes Brown. Agnes Brown was the eldest daughter of a tenant farmer; she could read a little but never learned to write. William Burnes (the "e" was dropped from the family name after his death in 1784) was also a tenant farmer's son, and worked as a gardener. He instilled religious belief in Robert, the boy's mother and her cousin's widow Betty Davidson ("remarkable," according to Burns, "for her ignorance, credulity and superstition") passed on to him the folk tradition that "cultivated the latent seeds of Poesy".
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  • ISBN-13: 9781110130115
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 5/20/2009
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I. Thomas Carlyle vii
Boyhood and Youth vii
Choice of a Profession x
Marriage xiv
Craigenputtock xvii
Career in London xix
II. The Essay on Burns xxi
Its History xxi
Its Structure xxiv
Summary of its Thought xxiv
Its Poetical Features xxvii
Dates in the Life of Burns xxviii
III. Suggestions to Teachers xxx
IV. Bibliography xxxiii
Carlyle's Essay on Robert Burns 1
Notes 113
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