Robert Burns

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Robert Burns

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 1796) was a famous poet born in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland.[1] Some of his most famous poems include To A Mouse, Auld Lang Syne, and Tam O'Shanter. Burns is seen as the national poet of Scotland. Much of his work is written in broad Scots, a version of English. His poem and song A Man's A Man For A' That was sung at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999.

"To A Louse, On Seeing One on a Lady's Bonnet at Church" is a 1786 Scots poem by Robert Burns:

O, wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion:
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us,
An' ev'n devotion!

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  1. "Robert Burns". Academy of American Poets. http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/709. Retrieved 2008-12-23.