Robert Burns (1759 -1796) was known as the Bard. He is Scotland's most famous poet. Burns wrote in the Scottish language as well as in English. He was a leader in the Romantic movement and after his death he was an inspiration to the liberalism and socialism movements. Auld Lang Syne was written by Burns. Burns used his knowledge of classical, Biblical and English literature to draw inspiration for his poetry. The fourth volume of the Works Of Robert Burns comprises letters Burns wrote to many different people. The epistles provide an in depth look into the personality of a truly great man.