Burns: The Lassies Robert Burns was fond of women, and his
well-documented affairs have earned him a reputation as a rake
and womaniser. It was said that he couldn't just admire a lass,
he would fall head-over-heels. And every woman that Burns loved
became a flawless beauty with an equally flawless character.
During his short life Burns wrote a great deal of poetry to
or about women. Some were written as love poems or songs, intended
to sway the heart of whoever had caught his eye, others in honour
of a more casual acquaintance whose beauty or talents had impressed
him in some way. Others were composed simply as a form of thank
you. This is a collection of all these poems, each accompanied
by a detailed history of Burns' relationship with the subject.
Was he the philanderer and rake he's said to be? George Scott
Wilkie looks at the letters, poems and sonnets - a collection
covering over 80 women from his first flighty glance of a haughty
laird's daughter, through the women who fathered his children
to the delectable, unattainable Clarinda.
Robert Burns: Verse,... Although recognized throughout the
world, the poems of Robert Burns are rarely understood. Many
lovers of his poetry and songs have struggled with the meanings
of many of the bard's words. This book aims to give readers
an immediate understanding of 138 of his poems. Opposite every
stanza of each poem, the meaning of what Burns wrote is given,
along with a glossary. Thus, alongside lines from "Ode
to a Mouse" ("Wee sleekit, cow'rin', tim'rous beastie,
Oh, what a panic's in thy breastie!") the author explains
that "Burns is doing his utmost to assure this terrified
little creature that it is quite safe, that he has no intention
of causing it any harm".
Poems and Songs of Burns A selection of songs and lyrical
poems by Robert Burns. Longer poems such as "Tam O'Shanter"
and "The Cotter's Saturday Night" are also included.
Lovers of Burn's poetry should find this selection enjoyable.
It also provides an introduction for those unfamiliar with his
Canongate Burns (Canongate Classics... A collection of the
poems and songs of Robert Burns, with an extensive introduction
on the complex social fabric of his life, explanatory notes
and a full Scots glossary. It prints the poems in the order
of their first appearance, giving insights into the reception
of his work.
(Oxford Paperbacks) This edition of Burns's poems and songs
is taken from Professor Kinsley's three-volume Oxford English
Texts edition (Clarendon Press ) hailed as the first really
scholarly and critical edition for more than seventy years.
Contains all of Burns's writings, including those reasonably
attributed to him.
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