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A BARD'S EPITAPH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is there a whim-inspired fool
Last Line: Is wisdom's root.
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets; Writing & Writers


A BOTTLE AND A FRIEND, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's a bottle and an honest friend
Last Line: And comes not aye when sought, man.
Subject(s): Friendship


A CHILD'S GRACE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some hae meat and canna eat
Last Line: And sae the lord be thankit.
Variant Title(s): Grace Before Eating;a Selkirk Grace;kirkcudbright Grace;grace At Kirkcudbright
Subject(s): Holidays; Prayer; Thanksgiving


A DEDICATION TO GAVIN HAMILTON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Expect na, sir, in this narration
Last Line: Then, sir, your hand -- my friend and brother!


A DREAM, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Guid-mornin' to our majesty
Last Line: Fu' clean that day.
Subject(s): Dreams; Poetry & Poets; Nightmares


A FAREWELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, dear friend! May guid luck hit you
Last Line: Good lord, deceive him!
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


A FRAGMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No cold approach, no altered mien
Last Line: He made me blest -- and broke my heart.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


A GRACE BEFORE DINNER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, who kindly dost provide
Last Line: Lord, bless us with content. Amen!
Subject(s): Grace


A MOTHER'S LAMENT [FOR THE DEATH OF HER SON], by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fate gave the word, the arrow sped
Last Line: With him I love, at rest!
Subject(s): Death - Children; Death - Babies


A NEW PSALM FOR THE CHAPEL OF KILMARNOCK, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sing a new song to the lord
Last Line: Thou kens we get as little.
Subject(s): Holidays; Thanksgiving


A POET'S WELCOME TO HIS LOVE-BEGOTTEN DAUGHTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou's welcome wean, mishanter fa' me
Last Line: An' think't weel war'd.
Subject(s): Daughters; Parents; Parenthood


A POETICAL EPISTLE TO A TAILOR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What ails ye now, ye lousie bitch
Last Line: On my oppression.


A PRAYER IN THE PROSPECT OF DEATH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou unknown almighty cause
Last Line: Delighteth to forgive.
Subject(s): Death; Prayer; Dead, The


A PRAYER, UNDER THE PRESSURE OF ANGUISH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou great being! What thou art
Last Line: To bear and not repine!


A RED, RED ROSE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, my love's [or, luv's] like a red, red rose, / that's newly sprung in june
Last Line: Tho' it were ten thousand mile.
Subject(s): Absence; Flowers; Love; Love - Marital; Metaphor; Passion; Roses; Separation; Isolation; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Similes


A ROSE-BUD BY MY EARLY WALK, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Youth; Beauty


A TOAST, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF RODNEY'S VICTORY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Instead of a song, boys, I'll give you a toast
Last Line: May his son be a hangman -- and he his first trial!
Subject(s): Rodney, George Brydges. Baron Rodney


A TRIBUTE TO THE GENIUS OF ROBERT BURNS, by FELICIA DOROTHEA HEMANS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As in the lone sequestered grove
Last Line: The wreath of fame.
Alternate Author Name(s): Browne, Felicia Dorothea
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


A VERSE ON HIGHLAND HOSPITALITY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When death's dark stream I ferry o'er
Last Line: Than just a highland welcome.
Subject(s): Hospitality


A WINTER NIGHT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When biting boreas, fell and doure
Last Line: The most resembles god.
Subject(s): Winter


ADDRESS FOR MISS FONTENELLE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Still anxious to secure your partial favour
Last Line: And as we're merry, may we still be wise.
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Actresses


ADDRESS TO A HAGGIS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face
Last Line: Gie her a haggis!
Variant Title(s): To A Haggis
Subject(s): Food & Eating


ADDRESS TO BEELZEBUB, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long life, my lord, an' health be yours
Last Line: An' till ye come -- your humble servant,
Subject(s): Freedom; Scotland - Relations With England; Liberty


ADDRESS TO DUMOURIER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You're welcome to despots, dumourier
Last Line: Then we'll be damn'd, no doubt, dumourier.
Subject(s): Army - France


ADDRESS TO EDINBURGH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Edina, scotia's darling seat!
Last Line: I shelter in thy honour'd shade.
Subject(s): Edinburgh, Scotland


ADDRESS TO THE DEIL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou! Whatever title suit thee! / auld hornie, satan, nick, or clootie
Subject(s): Devil; Satan; Mephistopheles; Lucifer; Beelzebub


ADDRESS TO THE SHADE OF THOMSON THE POET, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While virgin spring, by eden's flood
Last Line: Proclaims that thomson was her son.
Subject(s): Thomson, James (1700-1748)


ADDRESS TO THE TOOTHACHE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My curse upon thy venom'd stang
Last Line: A fowmond's toothache!
Variant Title(s): To The Toothache
Subject(s): Teeth; Toothaches


ADDRESS TO THE UNCO GUID, OR THE RIGIDLY RIGHTEOUS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O ye wha are sae guid yoursel
Last Line: But know not what's resisted.
Variant Title(s): To The Unco Guid
Subject(s): Freedom; Hypocrisy; Liberty


ADDRESS TO THE WOODLARK, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O stay, sweet warbling woodlark, stay
Last Line: Or my poor heart is broken.
Variant Title(s): To The Woodlark
Subject(s): Birds; Larks; Skylarks


ADDRESSED TO A LADY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rusticity's ungainly form
Last Line: Th' ungentle, harsh rebuke.


ADOWN WINDING NITH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Adown winding nith I did wander
Last Line: Awa' wi' your belles, &c.


AFTON WATER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Flow gently, sweet afton, among thy green braes
Last Line: Flow gently, sweet afton, disturb not her dream.
Variant Title(s): Sweet Afton
Subject(s): Afton (River), Scotland; Inland Waters; Love; Rivers


AH, WOE IS ME! MY MOTHER DEAR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line:
Last Line: By lad and lass blackguarded!
Subject(s): Self


AMANG THE TREES WHERE HUMMING BEES, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Trees


AN ELECTION BALLAD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The laddies by the banks o' nith
Last Line: Up and waur them, &c.
Subject(s): Elections; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


AN' O MY EPPIE, MY JEWEL, MY EPPIE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love


AND MAUN I STILL ON MENIE DOAT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again rejoicing nature sees
Last Line: When nature all is sad like me!
Subject(s): Nature; Spring


ANNA, THY CHARMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Anna, thy charms my bosom fire
Last Line: So much in sight of heaven.


AS DOWN THE BURN THEY TOOK THEIR WAY, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love


AULD LANG SYNE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Should auld acquaintance be forgot
Last Line: For auld lang syne.
Variant Title(s): The Goal Of Life;auld Lang Syne (With Music)
Subject(s): Friendship; Holidays; New Year; Reunions


AULD ROB MORRIS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's auld rob morris that wons in yon glen
Last Line: As now my distraction nae words can express.


AWA' WHIGS, AWA', by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


AY WAUKIN, O, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Simmer's a pleasant time, / flowers of every colour
Last Line: Ay waukin &c.
Subject(s): Love; Memory; Summer; Thought; Thinking


BALLAD OF THE FADED FIELD, by ROBERT BURNS WILSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Broad bars of sunset-slanted gold
Last Line: But beauty's soul abideth still.


BANKS OF CREE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here is the glen, and here the bower
Last Line: Along the flowery banks of cree.


BANKS OF DEVON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How pleasant the banks of the clear-winding devon
Last Line: Where devon, sweet devon, meandering flows.
Subject(s): Rivers


BANNOCKS O' BARLEY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bannocks o' bear meal
Last Line: Bannocks o' bear meal, &c.


BEHOLD THE HOUR (2), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behold the hour, the boat arrive
Last Line: "o tell me, does she muse on me!"
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


BESS AND HER SPINNING-WHEEL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O leeze me on my spinning-wheel
Last Line: Of bessy at her spinnin' wheel?
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Spinning; Work; Workers


BLYTHE AND MERRY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blythe, blythe and merry was she
Last Line: Blythe, blythe, &c.


BONIE BELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The smiling spring comes in rejoicing
Last Line: I adore my bonnie bell.
Subject(s): Spring


BONNIE ANN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye gallants bright, I rede you right
Last Line: Beware o' bonnie ann!
Subject(s): Beauty


BONNIE LESLEY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O saw ye bonnie lesley
Last Line: There's nane again sae bonnie.
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Separation; Isolation


BONNIE MARY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Go fetch to me a pint o' wine
Last Line: It's leaving thee, my bonnie mary!
Variant Title(s): Before Parting;a Farewell;my Bonnie Mary;the Silver Tassie;my Bonie Mary
Subject(s): Farewell; Glasses (Tumblers); Parting


BRAW LADS O' GALLA WATER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Braw, braw lads on yarrow braes
Last Line: O that's the chiefest warld's treasure.
Subject(s): Rivers


BURNS, by FITZ-GREENE HALLECK    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wild rose of alloway! My thanks
Last Line: The name of robert burns?
Alternate Author Name(s): Croaker
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


BURNS - EXTEMPORE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye true 'loyal natives,' attend to my song
Last Line: But where is your shield from the darts of contempt!


BUT LATELY SEEN IN GLADSOME GREEN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


BY ALLAN STREAM, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By allan stream I chanc'd to rove
Last Line: Like meeting her, our bosom's treasure?


CA' THE YOWES TO THE KNOWES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ca' the yowes to the knowes
Last Line: My bonnie dearie.
Variant Title(s): Hark, The Mavis' E'ebing Sang
Subject(s): Love


CALEDONIA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was once a day, but old time was then young
Last Line: Then, ergo, she'll match them, and match them always.


CANST THOU LEAVE ME THUS, MY KATIE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


CAPTAIN GROSE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ken ye ought o' captain grose
Last Line: The coins o' satan's coronation! -- iram coram dago.
Subject(s): Grose, Francis (1731-1791)


CARLE, AN' THE KING COME, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Cromwell, Oliver (1599-1658


CASTLE GORDON (1), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Loud blaw the frosty breezes
Last Line: And bonnie castle gordon.
Variant Title(s): Young Highland Rover
Subject(s): Castles


CASTLE GORDON (2), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Streams that glide in orient plains
Last Line: By bonnie castle gordon.
Subject(s): Castles


CHARLIE HE'S MY DARLING, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas on a monday morning
Last Line: The young chevalier!


CHLOE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was the charming month of may
Last Line: Lovely was she, &c.
Subject(s): May (Month)


CLARINDA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Clarinda, mistress of my soul
Last Line: My worship to its ray?


COCK UP YOUR BEAVER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When first my brave johnnie lad came to this town
Last Line: Hey, brave johnnie lad, cock up your beaver!
Subject(s): Hats


COME, LET ME TAKE THEE TO MY BREAST, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love


COMIN' THRO' THE RYE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gin a body meet a body
Last Line: I dinna care to tell.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


COMING THROUGH THE RYE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Coming through the rye, poor body
Last Line: Coming through the rye.


CONTENTED WI' LITTLE, AND CANTIE WI' MAIR, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


COUNT THE LAWIN', by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gane is the day, and mirk's the night
Last Line: Then gudewife, &c.


COUNTRY LASSIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In simmer when the hay was mawn
Last Line: "what mair hae queens upon a throne?"
Subject(s): Country Life


CRAIGIEBURN WOOD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet closes the ev'ning on craigieburn wood
Last Line: Beyond thee, &c.
Subject(s): Forests; Woods


CUT THE CABLES'; AN INCIDENT OF CIENFUEGOS (1898), by ROBERT BURNS WILSON                Poet's Biography
First Line: Cut the cables!' the order read


DAINTY DAVIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now rosy may comes in wi' flowers
Last Line: Meet me on, &c.


DAMON AND SYLVIA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yon wand'ring rill, that marks the hill
Last Line: While damon's heart beat time, sir.
Subject(s): Love


DEATH AND DOCTOR HORNBOOK; A TRUE STORY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Some books are lies frae end to end
Last Line: And sae did death.
Subject(s): Death; Physicians; Dead, The; Doctors


DELUDED SWAIN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Deluded swain, the pleasure
Last Line: And then to bed in glory!
Subject(s): Courtship


DESPONDENCY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oppress'd with grief, oppress'd with care
Last Line: Of dim declining age!
Subject(s): Despair


DOES HAUGHTY GAUL INVASION THREAT?, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


DUNCAN GRAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Duncan gray cam here to woo
Last Line: Ha, ha! The wooing o't!
Subject(s): Courtship


ELEGY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Strait is the spot and green the sod
Last Line: To his belov'd repose?


ELEGY ON CAPTAIN MATTHEW HENDERSON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O death! Thou tyrant fell and bloody!
Last Line: E'er lay in earth.
Subject(s): Friendship


ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF PEG NICHOLSON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Peg nicholson was a gude bay mare
Last Line: As priest-rid cattle are, - &c. &c.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Horses


ELEGY ON THE DEATH OF ROBERT RUISSEAUX, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now robin lies in his last lair
Last Line: Ye roos'd him then!
Subject(s): Self


ELEGY ON THE LATE MISS BURNET, OF MONBODDO, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Life ne'er exulted in so rich a prize
Last Line: So, from it ravish'd, leaves it bleak and bare.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


ELEGY ON THE YEAR 1788, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For lords or kings I dinna mourn
Last Line: As muckle better as you can.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


EPIGRAM, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: One queen artemisia, as old stories tell
Last Line: Not to show her respect, but to save the expense!
Subject(s): Funerals; Marriage


EPIGRAM ON A CAPTAIN GROSE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The devil got notice that grose was a-dying
Last Line: "I'll want him, ere I take such a damnable load!"
Subject(s): Antiques; Grose, Francis (1731-1791)


EPIGRAM ON BAD ROADS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I'm now arrived, thanks to the gods
Last Line: Unless they mend their ways.
Subject(s): Roads; Paths; Trails


EPIGRAM ON ELPHINSTONE'S TRANSLATION OF MARTIAL'S EPIGRAMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou whom poetry abhors
Last Line: Twas laurel'd martial calling murther.
Subject(s): Elphinstone, William (1431-1514); Hate; Translating & Interpreting


EPIGRAM ON MISS DAVIES; LINES WRITTEN ON A WINDOW AT MOFFAT INN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ask why god made the gem so small
Last Line: That higher value on it.
Subject(s): Size & Shape; Height


EPIGRAM ON SAID OCCASION, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O death, hadst thou but spar'd his life
Last Line: Thou'se get the saul o'boot.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


EPIGRAM TO MISS AINSLIE IN CHURCH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair maid, you need not take the hint
Last Line: Not angels such as you.
Variant Title(s): To A Lady Who Was Looking Up The Text


EPIGRAM WRITTEN AT INVERARY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoe'er he be that sojourns here
Last Line: Twas surely in his anger.
Subject(s): Inveraray, Scotland


EPISTLE FROM ESOPUS TO MARIA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From those drear solitudes and frowsy cells
Last Line: And thy still matchless tongue that conquers all reply!


EPISTLE TO A YOUNG FRIEND, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I lang hae thought, my youthfu' friend
Last Line: Then ever did th' adviser!
Subject(s): Advice


EPISTLE TO COLONEL DE PEYSTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My honour'd colonel, deep I feel
Last Line: Amen! Amen!
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


EPISTLE TO DAVIE, A BROTHER POET, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While winds frae aff ben-lomond blaw
Last Line: His sweaty, wizen'd hide.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


EPISTLE TO DR. BLACKLOCK, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wow, but your letter made me vauntie!
Last Line: I'm yours for aye.
Variant Title(s): To Dr. Blacklock
Subject(s): Letters


EPISTLE TO HUGH PARKER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In this strange land, this uncouth clime
Last Line: Tak this excuse for nae epistle.


EPISTLE TO JAMES SMITH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear smith, the slee'st, pawkie thief
Last Line: Whare'er I gang.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph To James Smith;to James Smith
Subject(s): Friendship


EPISTLE TO JOHN LAPRAIK, AN OLD SCOTTISH BARD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While briers an' woodbines budding green
Last Line: Your friend and servant.
Subject(s): Lapraik, John (1727-1807); Poetry & Poets


EPISTLE TO JOHN RANKINE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O rough, rude, ready-witted rankine
Last Line: Your most obedient.


EPISTLE TO MAJOR LOGAN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, thairm-inspirin,' rattlin' willie
Last Line: To call at park.


EPISTLE TO MR. M'ADAM; IN ANSWER TO AN OBLIGING LETTER ..., by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir, o'er a gill I gat your card
Last Line: A credit to his country.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


EPISTLE TO ROBERT GRAHAM OF FINTRY (1), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fintry, my stay in wordy strife
Last Line: To grind them in the mire!
Subject(s): Elections; Scotland - Relations With England; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


EPISTLE TO ROBERT GRAHAM OF FINTRY (2), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Late crippl'd of an arm, and now a leg
Last Line: With many a filial tear circling the bed of death!
Variant Title(s): To Robert Graham Of Fintry, Esq.


EPISTLE TO ROBERT GRAHAM OF FINTRY, REQUESTING A FAVOR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When nature her great master-piece design'd
Last Line: My muse may imp her wing for some sublimer flight.
Subject(s): Friendship


EPISTLE TO THE REV. JOHN M'MATH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While at the stook the shearers cow'r
Last Line: Ought that belang'd ye.


EPISTLE TO WILLIAM SIMPSON OF OCHILTREE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I gat your letter, winsome willie
Last Line: In robert burns.
Variant Title(s): To William Simson, Ochiltree
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


EPITAPH FOR GAVIN HAMILTON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The poor man weeps - here gavin sleeps
Last Line: May I be sav'd or damn'd!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH FOR ROBERT AIKEN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Know thou, o stranger to the fame
Last Line: A warmer heart death ne'er made cold.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH ON A CLEISH SCHOOLMASTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lie willie michie's banes
Last Line: For clever deils he'll mak them!
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


EPITAPH ON A FRIEND, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An honest man here lies at rest
Last Line: If there is none, he made the best of this.
Variant Title(s): On A Friend;epitaph On My Own Friend And My Father's Friend, William M.
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


EPITAPH ON A HENPECKED SQUIRE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As father adam first was fooled
Last Line: The devil ruled the woman.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH ON A MOCK MARQUIS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies a mock marquis whose titles were shamm'd
Last Line: If ever he rise, it will be to be damn'd.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH ON A SUICIDE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Earthed up, here lies an imp of hell
Last Line: To save the lord the trouble.
Subject(s): Suicide


EPITAPH ON BREWER GABRIAL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here brewer gabriel's fire's extinct
Last Line: In upright, honest morals.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Epitaphs; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Ale; Wine


EPITAPH ON HOLY WILLIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here holy willie's sair worn clay
Last Line: If it were kent ye did it.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH ON JAMES GRIEVE, THE LAIRD OF BOGHEAD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies boghead amang the dead / in hopes to get salvation
Last Line: Then welcome -- hail! Damnation.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Hate


EPITAPH ON JOHN BUSHBY, A WRITER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies johnny bushby, honest man
Last Line: Cheat him, devil -- if you can!


EPITAPH ON MY FATHER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O ye, whose cheek the tear of pity stains
Last Line: For ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Fathers; Life Change Events; Religion; Theology


EPITAPH ON NICOL OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, EDINBURGH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye maggots, feed on nichol's brain
Last Line: For deil a bit o't's rotten.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Nicol, William (1744-1797); Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


EPITAPH ON NOISY POLEMIC (BURNS'S 'BLETH'RIN BITCH'), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Below thir stanes lie jamie's banes
Last Line: Into thy dark dominion!
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPITAPH ON WAT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sic a reptile was wat
Last Line: "and his heart is rank poison!"" another replies."
Subject(s): Hate


EPITAPH ON WEE JOHNNY (HIS PUBLISHER), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whoe'er thou art, o reader know
Last Line: For saul he ne'er had ony.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


EPOGRAM; LINES WRITTEN ON A WINDOW AT THE KING'S ARMS, DUMFRIES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye men of wit and wealth, why all this sneering
Last Line: What are they, pray, but spiritual excisemen!
Subject(s): Taxes


EPPIE MACNAB, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O saw ye my dearie, my eppie macnab
Last Line: Thou's broken the heart o' thy ain jock rab.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints


EXTEMPORANEOUS EFFUSION, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Searching auld wives' barrels
Last Line: Wad muve the very hearts o' stanes!


EXTEMPORE IN THE COURT OF SESSION, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He clenched his pamphlet in his fist
Last Line: Half-wauken'd wi' the din, man.
Subject(s): Trials


EXTEMPORE LINES IN ANSWER TO A CARD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The king's most humble servant, I
Last Line: Or else the deil's be in it.
Subject(s): Time


EXTEMPORE TO MR. SYME, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more of your guests, be they titled or not
Last Line: Is proof to all other temptation.


EXTEMPORE, ON MR. WILLIAM SMELLIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Crochallan came
Last Line: By turns in soaring heaven, or vaulted hell!


EXTEMPORE, ON PASSING A LADY'S CARRIAGE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If you rattle along like your mistress's tongue
Last Line: If your stuff be as rotten's her heart.
Subject(s): Hate


FAIR ELIZA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Turn again, thou fair eliza
Last Line: That thy presence gies to me.


FAIR JENNY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where are the joys I have met in the morning
Last Line: Enjoyment I'll seek in my woe.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


FAIREST MAID ON DEVON BANKS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Songs


FAREWELL SONG, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The gloomy night is gath'ring fast
Last Line: Farewell, the bonnie banks of ayr!
Subject(s): Ayr (River), Scotland; Farewell; Parting


FAREWELL TO ELIZA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From thee, eliza, I must go
Last Line: And thine that latest sigh!
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


FAREWELL TO NANCY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ae fond kiss, and then we sever
Last Line: Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee!
Variant Title(s): Song;a Fond Kiss
Subject(s): Absence; Farewell; Love - Loss Of; Separation; Isolation; Parting


FAREWELL, THOU STREAM THAT WINDING FLOWS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


FOR A' THAT AND A' THAT; SONG, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Is there, for honest poverty
Last Line: Shall brothers be for a' that!
Variant Title(s): A Man's A Man For A' That;honest Poverty
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Class Struggle; Equality; Freedom; Mankind; Poverty; Liberty; Human Race


FORLORN, MY LOVE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Forlorn, my love, no comfort near
Last Line: O wert thou, &c.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


FRAE THE FRIENDS AND LAND I LOVE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Friendship


FRAGMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Her flowing locks, the raven's wing
Last Line: A crimson still diviner!
Subject(s): Beauty


FRAGMENT OF AN ODE TO PRINCE CHARLES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: False flatterer, hope, away
Last Line: Or rebels to their king.


GLENRIDDEL HERMITAGE (1), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou whom chance may hither lead
Last Line: Quod the beadsman of nidside.


GLOOMY DECEMBER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ance mair I hail thee, thou gloomy december
Last Line: Parting wi' nancy, oh, ne'er to meet mair.
Subject(s): December; Farewell; Parting


GRACE AFTER MEAT (1), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, in whom we live and move
Last Line: And we desire no more. Amen!
Subject(s): Grace


GRACE AFTER MEAT (2), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, we thank and thee adore
Last Line: Let william hislop give the spirit.
Subject(s): Grace


GRACE AFTER MEAT (3), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord, since we have feasted thus
Last Line: And jock bring in the spirit! Amen.
Subject(s): Grace


GRACE BEFORE MEAT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lord, when hunger pinches sore
Last Line: A tup or wether head! Amen.
Subject(s): Grace


GREEN GROW THE RASHES, O, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


GREEN GROW THE RASHES, O, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


GUDE E'EN TO YOU, KIMMER, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


HAD I A CAVE ON SOME WILD, DISTANT SHORE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


HAD I THE WYTE, HAD I THE WYTE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


HALLOWEEN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon that night, when fairies light
Last Line: Fu' blythe that night.
Subject(s): Halloween


HER DADDIE FORBAD, HER MINNIE FORBAD, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


HERE'S A HEALTH TO THEM THAT'S AWA', by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


HERE'S HIS HEALTH IN WATER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Altho' my back be at the wa'
Last Line: Yet here's his health in water!


HERE'S TO THY HEALTH, MY BONNIE LASS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Courtship


HEY FOR A LASS WI' A TOCHER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awa' wi' your witchcraft o' beauty's alarms
Last Line: Then hey, for a lass, &c.
Subject(s): Beauty; Love


HEY, CA' THRO', by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We hae tales to tell
Last Line: For we hae mickle ado.


HEY, THE DUSTY MILLER, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


HIGHLAND HARRY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My harry was a gallant gay
Last Line: O for him, &c.


HIGHLAND MARY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye banks, and braes, and streams around
Last Line: Shall live my highland mary.
Subject(s): Campbell, Mary; Death; Love - Loss Of; Dead, The


HIS FACE WITH SMILE ETERNAL DREST, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


HOLY WILLIE'S PRAYER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou, that [or, wha] in the heavens does dwell!
Last Line: Amen, amen!
Variant Title(s): Prayer Of Holy Willie, A Canting, Hypocritical Kirk Elder
Subject(s): Calvinists; Hate; Hypocrisy; Prayer; Self-righteousness


HOW CRUEL ARE THE PARENTS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


HOW LANG AND DREARY IS THE NIGHT, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


HUSBAND, HUSBAND, CEASE YOUR STRIFE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Marriage; Women's Rights


I DO CONFESS THOU ART SAE FAIR, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Love


I HAE A WIFE OF MY AIN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


I SEE A FORM, I SEE A FACE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O this is no my ain lassie
Last Line: This is no my ain, &c.


I'LL AYE CA' IN BY YON TOWN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


I'M O'ER YOUNG TO MARRY YET, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


IMPROMPTU, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How daur ye ca' me howlet-face
Last Line: An' there ye saw your picture.
Subject(s): Mirrors


IMPROMPTU ON AN INNKEEPER NAMED BACON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: At brownhill we always get dainty good cheer
Last Line: But why always bacon-come, tell me a reason?
Subject(s): Hotels; Inns; Innskeepers; Motels; Boarding Houses


IMPROMPTU ON MRS. RIDDEL'S BIRTHDAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Old winter, with his frosty beard
Last Line: And winter once rejoiced in glory.
Subject(s): Birthdays; Winter


INSCRIPTION ON A GOBLET, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There's death in the cup - sae beware
Last Line: The man and his wine's so bewitching!
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Glasses (Tumblers); Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


INSCRIPTION ON FERGUSSON'S TOMBSTONE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No sculptured marble here, nor pompous lay
Last Line: A nobler monument than art can shew.
Subject(s): Fergusson, Robert (1750-1774)


IT IS NA, JEAN, THY BONNIE FACE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


JAMIE, COME TRY ME, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


JEAN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of a' the airts the wind can blaw
Last Line: But minds me of my jean.
Variant Title(s): I Love My Jean
Subject(s): Absence; Armour, Jean (1764-1834); Love - Marital; Memory; Separation; Isolation; Burns, Jean Armour (1764-1834); Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


JESSY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear
Last Line: Here's a health, &c.


JOCKEY'S TA'EN THE PARTING KISS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


JOHN ANDERSON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: John anderson, my jo, john, / when we were first acquent
Last Line: John anderson, my jo.
Subject(s): Aging; Home; Love - Marital; Marriage; Sex; Togetherness; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


JOHN BARLEYCORN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There were three kings into the east
Last Line: Ne'er fail in old scotland!
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Country Life; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


KENMURE'S ON AND AWA', by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O kenmure's on and awa, willie!
Last Line: The rose that's like the snaw.


LADY MARY ANN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lady mary ann looks o'er the castle wa'
Last Line: For my bonnie laddie's young, but he's growin' yet.


LADY ONLIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A' the lads o' thornie-bank
Last Line: Lady onlie, &c.


LAMENT FOR CULLODEN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lovely lass o' inverness
Last Line: That ne'er did wrang to thine or thee.'
Subject(s): Culloden, Battle Of (1746)


LAMENT FOR JAMES, EARL OF GLENCAIRN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wind blew hollow frae the hills
Last Line: "and a' that thou hast done for me!"
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness


LAMENT OF MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, ON THE APPROACH OF SPRING, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now nature hangs her mantle green
Last Line: Bloom on my peaceful grave!
Subject(s): Courage; Lament; Mary, Queen Of Scots (1542-1587); Valor; Bravery; Mary Stuart


LANDLADY, COUNT THE LAWIN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


LASSIE WI' THE LINT-WHITE LOCKS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


LAST MAY, A BRAW WOOER CAM DOUN THE LANG GLEN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


LEEZIE LINDSAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Will ye go to the hielands, leezie lindsay
Last Line: My pride and my darling to be.


LET NOT WOMAN E'ER COMPLAIN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography


LET NOT WOMAN E'ER COMPLAIN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


LETTER TO JAMES TENNANT OF GLENCONNER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Auld comrade dear and brither sinner
Last Line: Rob the ranter.


LETTER TO JOHN GOUDIE, KILMARNOCK, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O goudie! Terror of the whigs
Last Line: As gleg's a whittle.
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


LILAC: FIRST EMOTIONS OF LOVE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O were my love yon lilac fair
Last Line: Till fley'd awa' by phoebus' light.
Subject(s): Flowers; Lilacs


LINES INSCRIBED ON A PLATTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My blessings on ye, honest wife
Last Line: I'll ne'er gae by your door!
Subject(s): Guests


LINES ON AN INTERVIEW WITH LORD DAER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This wot ye all whom it concerns
Last Line: For he but meets a brother.


LINES SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY BURNS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: He who of rankine sang, lies stiff and dead
Last Line: Alas! Alas! A devilish change indeed.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


LINES TO MRS. KEMBLE, IN THE CHARACTER OF YARICO, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kemble, thou cur'st my unbelief
Last Line: The rock with tears had flow'd.
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Kemble, Elizabeth (1761-1836); Actresses


LINES TO SIR JOHN WHITEFORD, ON DEATH OF EARL OF GLENCAIRN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, who thy honour as thy god reverest
Last Line: And tread the shadowy path to that dark world unknown.


LINES UNDER THE PICTURE OF MISS BURNS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cease, ye prudes, your envious railing
Last Line: Had a woman ever less?


LINES WRITTEN AT LOUDON MANSE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The night was still, and o'er the hill
Last Line: "was ""irvine's bairns are bonnie a'."


LINES WRITTEN IN A LADY'S POCKET-BOOK, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Grant me, indulgent heaven, that I may live
Last Line: Till slave and despot be but things that were.
Subject(s): Justice


LINES WRITTEN ON A BANK NOTE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wae worth thy pow'r, thou cursed leaf
Last Line: Never, perhaps, to greet old scotland more.
Subject(s): Money; Scotland


LINES WRITTEN ON A TUMBLER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: You're welcome, willie stewart
Last Line: You're welcome, willie stewart, &c.


LINES WRITTEN ON WINDOWS OF THE GLOBE INN, DUMFRIES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou greybeard, old wisdom, may boast of thy treasures
Last Line: But folly has raptures to give.
Subject(s): Religion; Wit & Humor


LOGAN BRAES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O logan, sweetly didst thou glide
Last Line: And willie hame to logan braes!
Variant Title(s): Logan Water
Subject(s): Logan (River), Scotland; Mothers


LORD GREGORY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mirk, mirk is this midnight hour
Last Line: His wrangs to heaven and me.
Subject(s): Despair; Love


LOUIS, WHAT RECK I BY THEE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


LOVE IN THE GUISE OF FRIENDSHIP, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your friendship much can make me blest
Last Line: The very friend I sought.
Subject(s): Friendship; Love


LOVELY DAVIES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O how shall I, unskilfu,' try
Last Line: The charms o' lovely davies.
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


LYING AT A REVEREND FRIEND'S HOUSE, THE AUTHOR LEFT .. VERSE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou dread power, who reign'st above
Last Line: A family in heaven!


MACPHERSON'S [OR M'PHERSON'S] FAREWELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, ye dungeons dark and strong
Last Line: Sae rantingly, &c.
Variant Title(s): Defiance


MALLY'S MEEK, MALLY'S SWEET, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I was walking up the street
Last Line: Mally's meek, &c.
Variant Title(s): O Mally's Meek, Mally's Sweet
Subject(s): Beauty; Women


MAN WAS MADE TO MOURN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When chill november's surly blast
Last Line: "that weary-laden mourn!"
Subject(s): Mankind; Mourning; Religion; Human Race; Bereavement; Theology


MARK YONDER POMP OF COSTLY FASHION, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


MARY MORISON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mary, at thy window be
Last Line: The thought o' mary morison.
Variant Title(s): Devotion
Subject(s): Love; Regret


MEG O' THE MILL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O ken ye what meg o' the mill has gotten
Last Line: But gie me my love, and a fig for the warl'!


MONODY ON A LADY FAMED FOR HER CAPRICE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How cold is that bosom which folly once fired
Last Line: Which spurning contempt shall redeem from his ire.
Subject(s): Women


MONTGOMERIE'S PEGGY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Altho' my bed were in yon muir
Last Line: The sharin't with montgomerie's peggy.
Subject(s): Love


MUSING ON THE ROARING OCEAN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


MY FATHER WAS A FARMER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My father was a farmer upon the carrick border, o
Last Line: A cheerful honest-hearted clown I will prefer before you, o.
Subject(s): Farm Life; Agriculture; Farmers


MY HEART WAS ANCE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart was ance as blythe and free
Last Line: To the weaver's, &c.
Subject(s): Weaving & Weavers; Seduction


MY HEART'S IN THE HIGHLANDS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart's in the highlands, my heart is not here
Last Line: My heart's in the highlands wherever I go.
Variant Title(s): Farewell To The Highlands
Subject(s): Highlands Of Scotland; Patriotism


MY HOGGIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What will I do gin my hoggie die
Last Line: And maist has kill'd my hoggie!
Subject(s): Lambs


MY JEAN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Though cruel fate should bid us part
Last Line: I still would love my jean.
Subject(s): Absence; Love; Separation; Isolation


MY LADY'S GOWN, THERE'S GAIRS UPON 'T, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


MY LOVE SHE'S BUT A LASSIE YET, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


MY NANIE, O, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Behind yon hills where lugar flows
Last Line: But live, an' love my nanie, o.
Subject(s): Love


MY NANNIE'S AWA (1), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now in her green mantle blythe nature arrays
Last Line: Alane can delight me -- now nanie's awa.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


MY PEGGY'S FACE, MY PEGGY'S FORM, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


MY TOCHER'S THE JEWEL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O meikle thinks my luve o' my beauty
Last Line: And ye'll crack your credit wi' mae nor me.


NAETHING, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To you, sir, this summons I've sent
Last Line: And my friendship, by god, when ye've naething.
Variant Title(s): Extempore To Gavin Hamilton. Stanzas On Naething
Subject(s): Friendship; Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


NATURE'S LAW, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let other heroes boast their scars
Last Line: To endless generations!
Subject(s): Nature; Future; Fathers


NEW YEAR DAY - TO MRS. DUNLOP, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: This day time winds th' exhausted chain
Last Line: Yourself, you wait your bright reward.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


NITHSDALE'S WELCOME HAME, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The noble maxwells and their powers
Last Line: Farewell our night o' sorrow.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Maxwell, William. 5th Earl Of Nithsdale


NO CHURCHMAN AM I FOR TO RAIL AND TO WRITE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking


NOW SPRING HAS CLAD THE GROVE IN GREEN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O AYE MY WIFE SHE DANG ME, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O BONNIE WAS YON ROSY BRIER, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O CAN YE LABOUR LEA, YOUNG MAN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O GUID ALE COMES, AND GUID ALE GOES, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O LASSIE, ART THOU SLEEPING YET, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O LAY THY LOOF IN MINE, LASS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O LEAVE NOVELS, YE MAUCHLINE BELLES, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O MAY, THY MORN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O may, thy morn was ne'er so sweet
Last Line: The dearest o' the quorum.


O MERRY HAE I BEEN TEETHIN' A HECKLE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O RAGING FORTUNE'S WITHERING BLAST, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O SAW YE MY DEAR, MY PHILLY, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O STEER HER UP, AND HAUD HER GAUN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O THAT I HAD NE'ER BEEN MARRIED, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O WHY THE DEUCE SHOULD I REPINE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O, FOR ANE-AND-TWENTY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: An' o, for ane-and-twenty, tam!
Last Line: An' o for, &c.


O, WAT YE WHA'S IN YON TOWN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


O, WERE I ON PARNASSUS HILL, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


ODE ON THE DEPARTED REGENCY BILL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Daughter of chaos' doting years
Last Line: Your brightest hopes may fail.
Subject(s): Government; Politics & Government; Scotland


ODE, SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF MRS. OSWALD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dweller in yon dungeon dark
Last Line: Expires in rags, unknown, and goes to heaven.
Subject(s): War; Death; Religion


ON A BANK OF FLOWERS, IN A SUMMER DAY, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


ON A CELEBRATED RULING ELDER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here souter hood in death does sleep
Last Line: He'll haud it weel thegither.
Variant Title(s): Epitaph On Souter Hood
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ON A CERTAIN COMMEMORATION OF THOMSON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dost thou not rise, indignant shade
Last Line: Shall lose the mite he hath.
Subject(s): Thomson, James (1700-1748)


ON A REQUEST OF CHLORIS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: From a white-blossom'd sloe my dear chloris requested
Last Line: I plant in that bosom a thorn!


ON A SCOTCH BARD, GONE TO THE WEST INDIES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A'ye wha live by sowps o' drink
Last Line: Tho' owre the sea!
Subject(s): Jamaica, West Indies; Poetry & Poets


ON A SCOTCH COXCOMB, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Light lay the earth on billy's breast
Last Line: His scull will prop it under.
Variant Title(s): Epigram On A Noted Coxcomb
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Fools; Vanity; Idiots


ON A SWEARING COXCOMB, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here cursing, swearing burton lies
Last Line: "and his last words were ""dem my blood!"
Subject(s): Fools; Idiots


ON A WAG IN MAUCHLINE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lament him, mauchline husbands a'
Last Line: Perhaps he was your father!
Variant Title(s): Epitaph For James Smith;epitaph On A Wag In Mauchline
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Scotland


ON ANDREW TURNER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In seventeen hundred and forty-nine
Last Line: An' ca'd it andrew turner.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ON BEING SHEWN A BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY SEAT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We grant they're thine, those beauties all
Last Line: For others to enjoy!
Subject(s): Beauty; Property


ON CESSNOCK BANKS A LASSIE DWELLS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


ON CHLORIS BEING ILL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Long, long the night
Last Line: Long, long, &c.
Variant Title(s): On Chloris Being Ill
Subject(s): Sickness; Illness


ON COMMISSARY GOLDIE'S BRAINS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lord, to account who dares thee call
Last Line: Enclose so poor a treasure?
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Wit & Humor


ON CREECH THE BOOKSELLER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Auld chuckie reekie's sair distrest
Last Line: Fleet wing awa!
Subject(s): Creech, William (1745-1815); Publishing; Publishers


ON GLENRIDDEL'S FOX BREAKING HIS CHAIN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou, liberty, thou art my theme
Last Line: Since we to scoundrels owe our freedom.
Subject(s): Foxes; Freedom; Liberty


ON JAMES GRACIE, DEAN OF GUILD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gracie, thou art a man of worth
Last Line: Who fauts thy weight or measure!
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


ON JOHN DOVE [JOHNNY DOW], INNKEEPER OF MAUCHLINE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here lies johnny pidgeon
Last Line: And port was celestial glory.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


ON LORD GALLOWAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No stewart art thou, galloway
Last Line: Not one of them a knave.


ON MARIA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Praise woman still,' his lordship roars
Last Line: The more the truth I tell.
Subject(s): Flattery


ON MAXWELL OF CARDONESS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bless jesus christ, o cardoness
Last Line: Then hadst thou lain for ever.
Subject(s): Death; Wit & Humor


ON MISS J. SCOTT OF AYR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! Had each scot of ancient times
Last Line: Had yielded like a coward.
Subject(s): Courage


ON MISS JESSY LEWARS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Talk not to me of savages
Last Line: Would be so blest a sight.
Subject(s): Love; Fiendship; Death; Dead, The


ON MR. CRUIKSHANK OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, EDINBURGH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Honest will to heaven's away
Last Line: In english nane e'er kent them.
Subject(s): Epitaphs; Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


ON MR. M'MURDO, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Blest be m'murdo to his latest day
Last Line: Nor ever daughter give the mother pain!
Subject(s): Friendship


ON PASTORAL POETRY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hail, poesie! Thou nymph reserv'd
Last Line: The sternest move.
Subject(s): Nature; Beauty; Poetry & Poets


ON ROBERT RIDDELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: To riddell, much-lamented man
Last Line: This ivied cot revere.
Subject(s): Death; Life; Money


ON SCARING SOME WATERFOWL IN LOCH-TURIT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why, ye tenants of the lake
Last Line: Scorn at least to be his slave.
Subject(s): Waterfowl


ON SEEING MISS FONTENELLE IN A FAVOURITE CHARACTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet naivete of feature
Last Line: Then indeed thou'd'st act a part.
Subject(s): Actors & Actresses; Actresses


ON SEEING THE BEAUTIFUL SEAT OF LORD GALLOWAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What dost thou in that mansion fair
Last Line: The picture of thy mind.
Subject(s): Social Classes; Wit & Humor


ON SENSIBILITY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sensibility, how charming
Last Line: Thrill the deepest notes of woe.
Subject(s): Sensibility


ON STIRLING; SEEING THE ROYAL PALACE IN RUIN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here stuarts [or, stewarts] once in glory reigned
Last Line: Who know them best despise them most.
Subject(s): Scotland


ON THE BATTLE OF SHERIFFMUIR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O cam ye here the fight to shun
Last Line: La, la, la, la, &c.
Subject(s): War


ON THE BIRTH OF A POSTHUMOUS CHILD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sweet flow'ret, pledge o' meikle love
Last Line: Arise to deck our land!
Subject(s): Birth; Child Birth; Midwifery


ON THE DEATH OF A LAP-DOG, ECHO, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In wood and wild, ye warbling throng
Last Line: With echo silent lies.
Subject(s): Animals; Death - Animals; Dogs


ON THE DEATH OF ROBERT DUNDAS, ESQ., by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lone on the bleaky hills the straying flocks
Last Line: That would degenerate ages cannot cure.
Subject(s): Dundas, Robert (1713-1787)


ON THE DEATH OF SIR JAMES HUNTER BLAIR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The lamp of day, with ill-presaging glare
Last Line: She said, and vanish'd with the sweeping blast.
Subject(s): Clouds; Death; Graves; Grief; Patriotism; Dead, The; Tombs; Tombstones; Sorrow; Sadness


ON THE LATE CAPT. GROSE'S PEREGRINATIONS THRO' SCOTLAND, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hear, land o' cakes, and brither scots
Last Line: "wad say, ""shame fa' thee!"
Subject(s): Antiques; Grose, Francis (1731-1791); Scotland


ON THE SEAS AND FAR AWAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How can my poor heart be glad
Last Line: My dear lad that's far away.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


ONE NIGHT AS I DID WANDER, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


OPEN THE DOOR TO ME, OH!, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh, open the door, some pity to shew
Last Line: Never to rise again, oh.
Subject(s): Love


OUT OVER THE FORTH I LOOK TO THE NORTH, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


PASSING THROUGH THE CARRON IRON WORKS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We cam na here to view your warks
Last Line: Your billy satan sair us!
Variant Title(s): Verses Written On A Window In Carron
Subject(s): Iron & Steel Industry


PEG-A-RAMSEY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cauld is the e'enin' blast
Last Line: Gat grist to her mill.
Subject(s): Love


PEGGIE'S CHARMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where, braving angry winter's storms
Last Line: Must be a stronger death.
Subject(s): Winter


PHILLY AND WILLY - A DUET, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O philly, happy be that day
Last Line: Both. For a' the joys, &c.
Subject(s): Love; Nature


PHYLLIS THE FAIR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While larks with little wing
Last Line: Phillis the fair.
Subject(s): Grief


POEM, ADDRESSED TO COLLECTOR MITCHELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friend of the poet, tried and leal
Last Line: For ance and aye!
Subject(s): Friendship; Future; Poetry & Poets


POETICAL ADDRESS TO MR. WILLIAM TYTLER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Revered defender of beauteous stuart
Last Line: Your course to the latest is bright.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Scotland - Relations With England


POETICAL INSCRIPTION FOR AN ALTAR OF INDEPENDENCE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou of an independent mind
Last Line: Approach this shrine, and worship here.
Variant Title(s): For An Altar To Independence;inscription For An Altar To Independence
Subject(s): Freedom; Independence; Politics & Government; Liberty


POLLY STEWART, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O lovely polly stewart
Last Line: O lovely polly stewart, &c.
Subject(s): Love; Nature


POOR MAILIE'S ELEGY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Lament in rhyme, lament in prose
Last Line: His mailie's dead!
Subject(s): Lambs


POORTITH CAULD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O poortith cauld, and restless love
Last Line: O why, &c.
Subject(s): Lovw; Life; Future


POVERTY AND POLITICS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In politics if thou would'st mix
Last Line: Let great folk hear and see.
Subject(s): Politics & Government


PROLOGUE FOR MR. WOODS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When by a generous public's kind acclaim
Last Line: Till fate the curtain drop on worlds to be no more.
Subject(s): Brotherhood; Equality; Patriotism


PROLOGUE FOR MRS. SUTHERLAND'S BENEFIT NIGHT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What needs this din about the town o' london
Last Line: God help us! We're but poor -- ye'se get but thanks.
Subject(s): Theater & Theaters; Stage Life


PROLOGUE FOR NEW YEAR'S DAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No song nor dance I bring from yon great city
Last Line: Believe our glowing bosoms truly feel it.
Subject(s): Holidays; New Year


RATTLIN,' ROARIN' WILLIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O rattlin,' roarin' willie
Last Line: You're welcome hame to me!
Subject(s): Seduction; Friendship; Drinks & Drinking


RAVING WINDS AROUND HER BLOWING, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


REMEMBER THE MAINE', by ROBERT BURNS WILSON                Poet's Biography
First Line: When the vengeance wakes, when the battle breaks


REMORSE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of all the numerous ills that hurt our peace
Last Line: O glorious magnanimity of soul!
Subject(s): Remorse


REPLY TO A NOTE FROM CAPTAIN RIDDEL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear sir, at ony time or tide
Last Line: The lord in heav'n reward ye!


ROBERT BRUCE'S ADDRESS TO HIS ARMY BEFORE BANNOCKBURN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Scots wha hae wi' wallace bled
Last Line: Let us do, or die!
Variant Title(s): Bannockburn;the Battle Of Bannockburn;bruce To His Men At Bannockburn;bruce's Address To His Army At Bannockburn;national Air: Scotland;scots Wha Hae;robert Bruce's March To Bannockburn
Subject(s): Bannockburn, Battle Of (1314); Freedom; National Song - Scotland; Robert I. King Of Scotland (1274-1329); Scotland; Wallace, Sir William (1270-1305); War; Liberty; Scottish National Anthem; Bruce, Robert; The Bruce


ROBERT BURNS, by WILLIAM ALEXANDER (1567-1640)    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All scottish legends did his fancy fashion
Last Line: Driving his laurell'd plough!
Alternate Author Name(s): Stirling, 1st Earl Of
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


ROBERT BURNS, by WILLIAM MCGONAGALL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Immortal robert burns of ayr
Last Line: And also an honour to scotland, for your genius it is rare.
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


ROBERT BURNS, by GEORGE MURRAY (1830-1910)    Poem Text            
First Line: Large hearted minstrel! From the sphere
Last Line: That nestle warmly in each heart!
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Honor; Poetry & Poets


ROBERT BURNS, by WILSON STEWART ROSS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All hail, o nithsdale's furrow'd field, a marathon art thou
Last Line: O grandest city of the world, for you have burns's grave!
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


ROBERT BURNS AND MISTER PIERPONT MORGAN, by JOHN LAURENCE RENTOUL    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, heard ye, brither scots, the 'clash'
Last Line: Where his lone heart is sleeping!
Alternate Author Name(s): Gage, Gervais
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Manuscripts; Morgan, John Pierpont (1837-1913); Paper; Poetry & Poets; Printing And Printers


ROBERT BURNS WILSON, by JAMES WHITCOMB RILEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What intuition named thee?
Last Line: Than any joy of all the glory there.
Alternate Author Name(s): Johnson Of Boone, Benj. F.
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers; Happiness; Soul; Joy; Delight


ROBERT BURNS; WRITTEN FOR THE BURNS CENTENNIAL, by EDNA DEAN PROCTOR    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When the frost had killed the daisies
Last Line: And the wide world's love has crowned him!
Alternate Author Name(s): Dean
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets; Praise; Scotland


ROBIN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a lad was born in kyle
Last Line: Rantin', rovin', robin!
Variant Title(s): Rantin, Rovin Robin;there Was A Lad
Subject(s): Future


ROBIN SHURE IN HAIRST, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


SAE FAR AWA', by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O sad and heavy should I part
Last Line: Than her's, the fair, sae far awa.
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


SAE FLAXEN WERE HER RINGLETS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


SCOTCH DRINK, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Let other poets raise a fracas
Last Line: Directs thee best.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Bible; Religion; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Theology


SCROGGAM, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was a wife wonn'd in cockpen, scroggam
Last Line: Scroggam, my dearie, ruffum.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking


SECOND EPISTLE TO DAVIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Auld neibour / I'm three times doubly o'er your debtor
Last Line: Frae door tae door.
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets


SENT TO A GENTLEMAN WHO HE HAD OFFENDED, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The friend whom wild from wisdom's way
Last Line: Tis thine to pity and forgive.
Subject(s): Regret


SHE'S FAIR AND FAUSE THAT CAUSES MY SMART, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


SIC A WIFE AS WILLIE HAD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Willie wastle dwalt on tweed
Last Line: I wadna gie a button for her!
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


SKETCH - PORTRAIT OF CREECH THE BOOKSELLER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A little, upright, pert, tart, tripping wight
Last Line: Still making work his selfish craft must mend.
Subject(s): Booksellers; Bookstores


SKETCH, INSCRIBED TO THE RIGHT HON. C.J. FOX, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How wisdom and folly meet, mix and unite
Last Line: It is not, out-do him -- the task is, out-thieve him!
Subject(s): Fox, Charles James (1749-1806)


SLEEP'ST THOU, OR WAK'ST THOU, FAIREST CREATURE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


SOMEBODY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart is sair, I dare na tell
Last Line: For the sake o' somebody.
Subject(s): Love


SONG COMPOSED IN AUGUST, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now westling winds and slaughtering guns
Last Line: My fair, my lovely charmer!
Subject(s): Nature; Love


SONNET ON HEARING A THRUSH SING IN JANUARY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sing on, sweet thrush, upon the leafless bough
Last Line: The mite high heav'n bestow'd, that mite with thee I'll share.
Subject(s): Birds; Thrushes


SONNET ON THE DEATH OF ROBERT RIDDELL, ESQ., by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: No more ye warblers of the wood - no more
Last Line: Me, memory of my loss will only meet.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


STANZAS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: For thee is laughing nature gay
Last Line: While joy's a stranger to my breast.
Subject(s): Nature; Love


STANZAS IN PROSPECT OF DEATH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Why am I loth to leave this earthly scene
Last Line: O, aid me with thy help, omnipotence divine!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


STAY, MY CHARMER, CAN YOU LEAVE ME, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


STRATHALLAN'S LAMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thickest night, o'erhang my dwelling?
Last Line: But a world without a friend.
Subject(s): Scotland - Relations With England


SUCH A PARCEL OF ROGUES IN A NATION, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell to a' our scottish fame
Last Line: Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!
Subject(s): Scotland - Relations With England; Treason & Traitors


SUCH IS THE DEATH THE SOLDIER DIES, by ROBERT BURNS WILSON                Poet's Biography


SWEET FA'S THE EVE ON CRAIGIE-BURN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


SYLVANDER TO CLARINDA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When dear clarinda, matchless fair
Last Line: I'll write whatever I've to do.
Subject(s): Love; Grief; Friendship


TAM GLEN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart is a-breaking, dear tittie!
Last Line: The lad I lo'e dearly, tam glen.
Subject(s): Love


TAM O' SHANTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When chapman [or, chapmen] billies leave the street
Last Line: Remember tan o'shanter's mare.
Subject(s): Country Life; Fairies; Elves


TAM SAMSON'S ELEGY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Has auld kilmarnock seen the deil?
Last Line: Tam samson's leevin'!
Subject(s): Honesty


TAM THE CHAPMAN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As tam the chapman on a day
Last Line: Death taks him hame to gie him quarters.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THANKSGIVING FOR VICTORY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye hypocrites! Are these your pranks
Last Line: God won't accept your thanks for murther!
Subject(s): Hypocrisy; Patriotism


THE AULD FARMER'S NEW YEAR MORNING SALUTATION ... AULD MARE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A guid new year I wish thee, maggie
Last Line: Wi' sma' fatigue.
Subject(s): Animals; Holidays; Horses; New Year; Nature; Friendship


THE AUTHOR'S EARNEST CRY AND PRAYER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye irish lords, ye knights an' squires
Last Line: Take aff your dram!
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Scotland - Relations With England; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


THE BANKS O' DOON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye flowery banks and braes o' bonnie doon
Last Line: But ah! He left the thorn wi' me.
Variant Title(s): Bonie Doon
Subject(s): Disappointment; Grief; Love; Travel; Sorrow; Sadness; Journeys; Trips


THE BANKS OF NITH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The thames flows proudly to the sea
Last Line: Amang the friends of early days!
Subject(s): Rivers


THE BELLES OF MAUCHLINE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In mauchline there dwells six proper young belles
Last Line: But armour's the jewel for me o' them a'.
Subject(s): Girls


THE BIRKS OF ABERFELDIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bonnie lassie, will ye go
Last Line: In the birks of aberfeldy.
Variant Title(s): The Birks Of Aberfeldy


THE BLISSFUL DAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The day returns, my bosom burns
Last Line: It breaks my bliss, -- it breaks my heart.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE BLUDE RED ROSE AT YULE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The blude red rose at yule may blaw
Last Line: To daunton me, &c.
Variant Title(s): To Daunton Me
Subject(s): Old Age


THE BLUE-EYED LASSIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I gaed a waefu' gate yestreen
Last Line: To her twa een sae bonnie blue.
Subject(s): Charm; Longing


THE BONNIE LAD THAT'S FAR AWAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O how can I be blythe and glad
Last Line: And he'll be hame that's far awa.
Subject(s): Absence; Separation; Isolation


THE BONNIE LASS OF ALBANY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My heart is wae, and unco wae
Last Line: We'll welcome hame fair albany.
Subject(s): Frederick Augustus (1763-1827); Duke Of York And Albany


THE BONNIE WEE THING, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bonnie wee thing, cannie wee thing
Last Line: Bonnie wee thing, &c.


THE BOOKWORMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Through and through the inspired leaves
Last Line: And spare his golden bindings.
Subject(s): Books; Reading


THE BRAES O' BALLOCHMYLE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The catrine woods were yellow seen
Last Line: Farewell, farewell! Sweet ballochmyle!
Subject(s): Nature; Regret


THE BRIGS OF AYR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The simple bard, rough at the rustic plough
Last Line: At sight of whom our sprites forgat their kindling wrath.
Subject(s): Ayr (River), Scotland; Bridges


THE CALF, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Right, sir! Your text I'll prove it true
Last Line: "here lies a famous bullock!"
Subject(s): Religion; Theology


THE CAPTAIN'S LADY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O mount and go, mount and make you ready
Last Line: O mount and go, &c.
Subject(s): War; Love


THE CARDIN' O'T, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O coft a stane o' haslock woo'
Last Line: The cardin o't, &c.
Subject(s): Love; Labor & Laborers


THE CARLE OF KELLYBURN BRAES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There lived a carle in kellyburn braes
Last Line: And the thyme it is wither'd, and rue is in prime.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE CARLES OF DYSART, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Up wi' the carles of dysart
Last Line: Hey, ca' thro', &c.
Variant Title(s): Hey Ca' Thro'
Subject(s): Labor & Laborers; Drinks & Drinking


THE CHEVALIER'S LAMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The small birds rejoice in the green leaves returning
Last Line: Alas! I can make it no better return!
Subject(s): Birds; Grief


THE COLLIER LADDIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O whare live ye my bonnie lass
Last Line: "and the warld before me, &c."


THE COOPER O' CUDDIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: We'll hide the cooper behint the door
Last Line: We'll hide the cooper, &c.


THE COTTER'S SATURDAY NIGHT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lov'd, my honour'd, much respected friend!
Last Line: In bright succession raise, her ornament and guard!
Subject(s): Home; Love; Religion; Theology


THE DEAD PLAYER, by ROBERT BURNS WILSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sure and exact - the master's quiet touch
Last Line: The memory of him.


THE DEAN OF FACULTY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dire was the hate at old harlaw
Last Line: The more they're to your liking.
Subject(s): Teaching & Teachers; Educators; Professors


THE DEATH AND DYING WORDS OF POOR MAILIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As mailie, an' her lambs together
Last Line: And clos'd her een amang the dead!
Subject(s): Lambs


THE DEATH OF JOHN M'LEOD, ESQ., by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sad thy tale, thou idle page
Last Line: Shall happy be at last.
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE DEIL'S AWA WI' TH' EXCISEMAN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The deil cam fiddlin thro' the town
Last Line: The deil's awa, &c.
Variant Title(s): The Exciseman
Subject(s): Taxes


THE DEUK'S DANG O'ER MY DADDIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The bairns gat out wi' an unco shout
Last Line: And oh, I find it sairly, o!
Subject(s): Seduction; Marriage


THE EPISTLE TO MRS. SCOTT OF WAUCHOPE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I mind it weel in early date
Last Line: Ne'er at your hallan ca'!
Subject(s): Farm Life; Women


THE FAREWELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, old scotia's bleak domains
Last Line: I'll never see thee more!
Subject(s): Farewell; Parting


THE FAREWELL. TO THE BRETHREN OF ST. JAMES'S LODGE, TARBOLTON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Adieu! A heart-warm fond adieu
Last Line: To him, the bard that's far awa.
Subject(s): Farewell; Brotherhood; Friendship; Parting


THE FETE CHAMPETRE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wha will to saint stephen's house
Last Line: This festive fete champetre.
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Supernatural; Love


THE FIRST KISS AT PARTING, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Humid seal of soft affections
Last Line: So thrilling and sincere as thine!
Subject(s): Farewell; Kisses; Parting


THE FIRST PSALM, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The man, in life wherever plac'd
Last Line: Shall ne'er be truly blest.
Subject(s): God


THE FIVE CARLINS; AN ELECTION BALLAD, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: There was five carlins in the south
Last Line: May look weel to himsel.
Subject(s): Elections; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


THE GALLANT WEAVER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where cart rins rowin to the sea
Last Line: I love my gallant weaver.
Subject(s): Weaving & Weavers


THE GOLDEN LOCKS OF ANNA, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Yestreen I had a pint o' wine
Last Line: The first should be my anna.
Subject(s): Love


THE HEATHER WAS BLOOMING, THE MEADOWS WERE MAWN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THE HENPECK'D HUSBAND, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Curs'd be the man, the poorest wretch in my life
Last Line: I'd kiss her maids, and kick the perverse bitch.
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE HERON BALLADS: 1. FIRST BALLAD IN THROAT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whom will you send to london town
Last Line: They wad be blest that saw that.
Subject(s): Elections; Voting; Voters; Suffrage


THE HIGHLAND BALOU, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Hee balou, my sweet wee donald
Last Line: Syne to the highlands hame to me!


THE HIGHLAND LASSIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nae gentle dames, tho' e'er sae fair
Last Line: To sing my highland lassie, o.
Subject(s): Girls


THE HIGHLAND WIDOW'S LAMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Oh! I am come to the low countrie
Last Line: Sae wretched now as me.
Subject(s): Lament


THE HOLY FAIR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Upon a simmer sunday morn
Last Line: Some ither day.
Subject(s): Lord's Supper


THE HUMBLE PETITION OF BRUAR WATER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My lord, I know your noble ear
Last Line: And athole's bonnie lasses!
Subject(s): Athole, Scotland; Bruar Falls, Scotland; Waterfalls


THE INVENTORY, IN ANSWER TO ... SURVEYOR OF TXAES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir, as your mandate did request
Last Line: Subscripsi huic,
Subject(s): Mnemonics; Property; Taxes; Possessions


THE JOLLY BEGGARS; A CANTATA RECITATIVO, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When lyart leaves bestrow the yird
Last Line: One and all cry out, amen!
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Poverty; Brotherhood; Seduction; Wit & Humor; Labor & Laborers


THE KIRK OF LAMINGTON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As cauld a wind as ever blew
Last Line: Ye'se a' be het e'er I come back.
Subject(s): Churches; Cathedrals


THE KIRK'S ALARM, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Orthodox, orthodox, who believe in john knox
Last Line: She could ca'us nae waur than we are.
Subject(s): Knox, John (1513-1572); Religion; Theology


THE LAMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O thou pale orb, that silent shines
Last Line: A faithless woman's broken vow!
Subject(s): Unfaithfulness; Infidelity; Adultery; Inconstancy


THE LASS O' BALLOCHMYLE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas even: the dewy fields were green
Last Line: With the bonnie lass o' ballochmyle.


THE LASS OF ECCLEFECHAN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Gat ye me, o gat ye me
Last Line: Wad airt me to my treasure.
Subject(s): Marriage; Revenge


THE LASS THAT MADE THE BED TO ME, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When januar' wind was blawing cauld
Last Line: The lass that made the bed to me.
Subject(s): Love - Erotic; Regret; Seduction


THE LAZY MIST HANGS FROM THE BROW OF THE HILL, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THE LEA RIG, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When o'er the hill the eastern star
Last Line: My ain kind dearie o.
Variant Title(s): My Ain Kind Dearie, O!
Subject(s): Nature; Love; Supernatural


THE LIBELLER'S SELF-REPROOF, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Rash mortal, and slanderous poet, thy name
Last Line: Says, the more 'tis a truth, sir, the more 'tis a libel!
Subject(s): Truth


THE MINSTREL AT LINCLUDEN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As I stood by yon roofless tower
Last Line: I winna venture't in my rhymes.
Subject(s): Freedom; War; Death; Supernatural; Grief; Liberty; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


THE ORDINATION, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kilmarnock wabsters, fidge and claw
Last Line: Like oil, some day.
Subject(s): Beattie, James (1735-1803); Clergy; Poetry & Poets; Scotland; Teaching & Teachers; Priests; Rabbis; Ministers; Bishops; Educators; Professors


THE PARSON'S LOOKS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: That there is a falsehood in his looks
Last Line: And sure they do not lie.
Variant Title(s): On Hearing That There Was Falsehood
Subject(s): Truth


THE POET'S CHOICE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I murder hate, by field or flood
Last Line: Within the arms of cozbi!
Variant Title(s): I Murder Hate
Subject(s): Hate


THE POSIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O luve will venture in, where it daur na weel be seen
Last Line: And this will be a posie to my ain dear may.
Subject(s): Love - Nature Of


THE RANTIN DOG THE DADDIE O'T, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wha my babie-clouts will buy?
Last Line: The rantin' dog, the daddie o't.
Subject(s): Sex; Fathers


THE RECOVERY OF MISS JESSY LEWARS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: But rarely seen since nature's birth
Last Line: For jessy did not die.
Subject(s): Healing; Cures


THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN - PROLOGUE FOR MISS FONTENELLE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things
Last Line: Ah! Ca ira! The majesty of woman!
Subject(s): Women's Rights; Feminism


THE RIGS O' BARLEY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was upon a lammas night
Last Line: Corn rigs, an' barley rigs, &c.
Variant Title(s): Corn Riggs
Subject(s): Love


THE RONALDS OF THE BENNALS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In tarbolton, ye ken, there are proper young men
Last Line: But deevil a shilling I awe, man.


THE SLAVE'S LAMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was in sweet senegal that my foes did me enthrall
Last Line: And alas! I am weary, weary o:
Subject(s): Slavery; Serfs


THE SOLDIER'S RETURN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When wild war's deadly blast was blawn
Last Line: In day and hour of danger.
Subject(s): Homecoming; Soldiers


THE SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THE SUNRISE OF THE POOR, by ROBERT BURNS WILSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: A darkened hut outlined against the sky
Last Line: It is the call to labor, -- not death.


THE TARBOLTON LASSES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: If ye gae up to yon hill-tap
Last Line: It's bessy's ain opinion!
Subject(s): Women


THE TOAD-EATER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What of earls with whom you have supt
Last Line: Though it crawl on the curl of a queen!
Subject(s): Hate


THE TOAST, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fill me with the rosy wine
Last Line: Thou hast given a peerless toast.
Subject(s): Toasts


THE TWA DOGS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Twas in that place o' scotland's isle
Last Line: Resolv'd to meet some ither day.
Subject(s): Animals; Dogs


THE TWA HERDS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O a' ye pious godly flocks
Last Line: May a' pack aff.
Subject(s): Fools; Religion; Sheep; Idiots; Theology


THE VISION, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The sun had closed the winter day
Last Line: In light away.


THE WEARY PUND O' TOW, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The weary pund, the weary pund
Last Line: The weary pund, &c.
Subject(s): Marriage; Drinks & Drinking


THE WHISTLE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I sing of a whistle, a whistle of worth
Last Line: "the field thou hast won, by yon bright god of day!"
Subject(s): Whistles & Whistling; War; Patriotism


THE WINSOME WEE THING, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: She is a winsome wee thing
Last Line: And think my lot divine.
Variant Title(s): My Wife's A Winsome Wee Thing
Subject(s): Home; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


THE WINTER IT IS PAST, AND THE SUMMER COMES AT LAST, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THE WOUNDED HARE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Inhuman man! Curse on thy barbarous art
Last Line: And curse the ruffian's aim, and mourn thy hapless fate.
Variant Title(s): On Seeing A Wounded Hare Limp By Me
Subject(s): Animal Rights; Animals; Rabbits; Animal Abuse; Vivisection; Hares


THEIR GROVES, O' SWEET MYRTLE LET FOREIGN LANDS RECKON, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THENIEL MENZIES' BONNIE MARY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: In coming by the brig o' dye
Last Line: Theniel menzies' bonnie mary, &c.
Subject(s): Love; Beauty


THERE WAS A BONNIE LASS, AND A BONNIE, BONNIE LASS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THERE WAS A LASS, AND SHE WAS FAIR, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THERE WAS A LASS, THEY CA'D HER MEG, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THERE'LL NEVER BE PEACE TILL JAMIE COMES HAME, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: By yon castle wa,' at the close of the day
Last Line: There'll never be peace till jamie comes hame.
Subject(s): Peace


THERE'S A YOUTH IN THIS CITY, IT WERE A GREAT PITY, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THERE'S NEWS, LASSIES, NEWS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THINE AM I, MY FAITHFUL FAIR, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


THIRD EPISTLE TO JOHN LAPRAIK, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Guid speed and furder to you, johnny
Last Line: Yours, rab the ranter.
Subject(s): Lapraik, John (1727-1807)


THOUGH FICKLE FORTUNE HAD DECEIVED ME, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


TIBBIE DUNBAR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O wilt thou go wi' me, sweet tibbie dunbar
Last Line: And come in thy coatie, sweet tibbie dunbar.


TIBBIE, I HAE SEEN THE DAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O tibbie, I hae seen the day
Last Line: O tibbie, I hae seen the day, &c.
Subject(s): Social Classes; Hypocrisy


TO -, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Sir / yours this moment I unseal
Last Line: Robert burns.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Religion; Wit & Humor


TO A CROW, by ROBERT BURNS WILSON    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bold, amiable, ebon outlaw, grave and wise!
Last Line: And her wide lap shall still provide for thee.


TO A GENTLEMAN WHO SENT HIM A NEWSPAPER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Kind sir, I've read your paper through
Last Line: And pray a' gude things may attend you.
Subject(s): Newspapers; Journalism; Journalists


TO A LADY, WITH A PAIR OF DRINKING GLASSES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Fair empress of the poet's soul
Last Line: Well charged with generous nappy!
Subject(s): Glasses (Tumblers)


TO A LOUSE, ON SEEING ONE ON A LADY'S BONNET AT CHURCH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ha! Whare ye gaun, ye crowlin ferlie!
Last Line: And ev'n devotin!
Subject(s): Insects; Lice; Bugs


TO A MOUNTAIN DAISY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wee, modest crimson-tipped flower
Last Line: Shall be thy doom!
Variant Title(s): A Mountain Daisy
Subject(s): Daisies; Flowers; Plants; Plowing & Plowmen; Planting; Planters


TO A MOUSE, ON TURNING HER UP IN HER NEST WITH THE PLOUGH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim'rous beastie
Last Line: I guess an' fear.
Variant Title(s): To A Field-mouse
Subject(s): Environment; Fields; Mice; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Pastures; Meadows; Leas


TO ALEX. CUNNINGHAM, WRITER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: My godlike friend - nay! Do not stare
Last Line: The process of bewitching?
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


TO AN ARTIST, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dear - , I'll gie ye some advice
Last Line: But no sae weel a stranger.
Subject(s): Paintings & Painters


TO CAPTAIN RIDDEL ON RETURNING A NEWSPAPER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your news and review, sir, I've read through and
Last Line: And then all the world, sir, should know it!
Subject(s): News


TO DR. MAXWELL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Maxwell, if merit here you crave
Last Line: An angel could not die!
Subject(s): Physicians; Sickness; Doctors; Illness


TO GAVIN HAMILTON, RECOMMENDING A BOY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I hold it, sir, my bounden duty
Last Line: Of grateful minstrel burns.


TO JOHN TAYLOR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: With pegasus upon a day
Last Line: I'll pay you like my master.
Subject(s): Poverty; Labor & Laborers


TO LUATH (ROBERT BURNS' DOG), by CHRISTOPHER DARLINGTON MORLEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Well, luath, man, when you came prancing
Last Line: And yours the blame!
Alternate Author Name(s): Hall, Galway
Subject(s): Animals; Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Dogs; Poetry & Poets


TO MARY IN HEAVEN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou lingering star, with lessening ray
Last Line: Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast?
Subject(s): Campbell, Mary; Death; Mourning; Dead, The; Bereavement


TO MISS CRUIKSHANK, A SCHOOLGIRL, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Beauteous rose-bud, young and gay
Last Line: The loveliest form she e'er gave birth.
Subject(s): Beauty; Girls


TO MISS FERRIER; ENCLOSING THE ELEGY ON SIR J. H. BLAIR, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Nae heathen name shall I prefix
Last Line: A' gude things may attend you!


TO MISS JESSY LEWARS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thine be the volumes, jessy fair
Last Line: So prays thy faithful friend, the bard.
Subject(s): Books; Gifts & Giving; Reading


TO MISS LOGAN, WITH BEATTIE'S POEMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Again the silent wheels of time
Last Line: An edwin still to you.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Holidays; New Year


TO MR. JOHN KENNEDY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Now kennedy, if foot or horse
Last Line: An' gude be wi' you.
Subject(s): Friendship; Poverty; Drinks & Drinking


TO MR. MACKENZIE, SURGEON, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Friday first's the day appointed
Last Line: That saturday you'll fetch him.
Subject(s): Physicians; Doctors


TO MR. RENTON, BERWICK, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Your billet, sir, I grant receipt
Last Line: And to his goodness I commend ye.
Subject(s): Grief; Death


TO MR. SYME WITH A DOZEN OF PORTER, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O, had the malt thy strength of mind
Last Line: A gift that e'en for syme were fit.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Beer; Drinks & Drinking; Gifts & Giving; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Ale; Wine


TO ROBERT BURNS; AN EPISTLE ON INSTINCT, by ROBERT SEYMOUR BRIDGES    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou art a poet, robbie burns
Last Line: My friendly sentence.
Alternate Author Name(s): Bridges, Robert+(2)
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


TO ROBERT GRAHAM OF FINTRY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I call no goddess to inspire my strains
Last Line: And grateful would, but cannot speak the rest.
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving


TO RUIN, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All hail! Inexorable lord
Last Line: Within thy cold embrace!
Subject(s): Poverty; Grief; Social Classes


TO TERRAUGHTY, ON HIS BIRTHDAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Health to the maxwells' veteran chief
Last Line: While burns they ca' me.
Subject(s): Birthdays


TO THE BEAUTIFUL ELIZA J - N, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: How, liberty! Girl, can it be by thee named
Last Line: And over their hearts a proud despot so reignest.
Subject(s): Freedom; Women's Rights; Liberty; Feminism


TO THE SAME (JOHN LAPRAIK), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: While new-ca'd kye rowte at the stake
Last Line: Each passing year!
Variant Title(s): To The Same
Subject(s): Lapraik, John (1727-1807)


TRAGIC FRAGMENT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: All devil as I am, a damned wretch
Last Line: As thou in natural parts has given me more.


TRUE UNTIL DEATH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: It was a' for our rightfu' king
Last Line: The lee-lang night, and weep.
Variant Title(s): The Farewell;it Was A' For Our Rightfu' King
Subject(s): Absence; Courage; Separation; Isolation; Valor; Bravery


TRUE-HEARTED WAS HE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: True hearted was he, the sad swain o' the yarrow
Last Line: Her modest demeanour's the jewel of a'.


TWAS NA HER BONNIE BLUE E'E, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


ULTIMA THULE: ROBERT BURNS, by HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I see amid the fields of ayr
Last Line: Dear guest and ghost!
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


UP IN THE MORNING EARLY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Cauld blaws the wind frae east to west
Last Line: Up in the morning's, &c.
Subject(s): Morning; Waking


VERSES FOR A NOBLE EARL'S PICTURE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Whose is that noble, dauntless brow
Last Line: It dwells upon glencairn.
Subject(s): Portraits


VERSES ON THE DESTRUCTION OF DRUMLANRIG WOODS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: As on the banks o' wandering nith
Last Line: "that reptile wears a ducal crown."
Subject(s): Environment; Forests; Environmental Protection; Ecology; Conservation; Woods


VERSES TO J. RANKINE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: I am a keeper of the law
Last Line: A whaup's I' the nest!
Subject(s): Gossip


VERSES TO MISS GRAHAM OF FINTRY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here, where the scottish muse immortal lives
Last Line: And heaven-born piety her sanction seals.
Subject(s): Virtue


VERSES TO RANKINE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ae day, as death, that gruesome carl
Last Line: And quickly stoppit rankine's breath.
Subject(s): Epitaphs


VERSES WRITTEN UNDER FERGUSSON'S PORTRAIT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Curse on ungrateful man, that can be pleas'd
Last Line: Yet has so keen a relish of its pleasures?
Subject(s): Fergusson, Robert (1750-1774)


WAE IS MY HEART, AND THE TEAR'S IN MY EYE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


WANDERING WILLIE, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Here awa, there awa, wandering willie
Last Line: But, dying, believe that my willie's my ain!
Subject(s): Love; Grief


WAR SONG, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Farewell, thou fair day, thou green earth, and ye skies
Last Line: O! Who would not die with the brave!
Variant Title(s): Song Of Death
Subject(s): War


WEE WILLIE GRAY, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wee willie gray, and his leather wallet
Last Line: Feathers of a flee wad feather up his bonnet.


WHA IS THAT AT MY BOWER DOOR, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


WHAT CAN A YOUNG LASSIE DO, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: What can a young lassie, what shall a young lassie
Last Line: And then his auld brass will buy me a new pan.
Subject(s): Love - Age Differences


WHEN FIRST I CAME TO STEWART KYLE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


WHEN GUILFORD GOOD OUR PILOT STOOD, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


WHEN PRINCES AND PRELATES, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: When princes and prelates / and het-headed zealots
Last Line: And lang may they tak a gude mowe.
Subject(s): Brunswick, Charles. Duke (1735-1810); War


WHEN SHE CAM BEN, SHE BOBBED, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O when she cam ben, she bobbed fu' law!
Last Line: And lady jean was never sae braw.


WHERE HAE YE BEEN SAE BRAW, LAD, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


WHISTLE O'ER THE LAVE O'T, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: First when maggy was my care
Last Line: Whistle o'er the lave o't!


WHISTLE, AND I'LL COME TO YOU, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad
Last Line: O whistle, and I'll come to ye, my lad.
Subject(s): Love - Beginnings


WHY, WHY TELL THY LOVER, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


WILL YE GO TO THE INDIES, MY MARY, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


WILLIE BREW'D A PECK O' MAUT, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: O willie brew'd a peck o' maut
Last Line: We are na fou, &c.
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


WILLIE CHALMERS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Wi' braw new branks in mickle pride
Last Line: To you and willie chalmers.
Subject(s): Courtship


WILT THOU BE MY DEARIE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


WINTER (A DIRGE), by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The wintry wast extends his blast
Last Line: Assist me to resign.
Subject(s): Winter


WRITTEN IN VISTORS' BOOK AT THE BIRTHPLACE OF ROBERT BURNS, by GEORGE WASHINGTON CABLE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Of heavenly stature, but most human smile
Last Line: Whose thorns are in his hands.
Subject(s): Burns, Robert (1759-1796); Poetry & Poets


WRITTEN ON A BLANK LEAF OF HANNAH MORE'S WORKS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Thou flattering mark of friendship kind
Last Line: A friend aboon the lift.
Subject(s): More, Hannah (1745-1833)


WRITTEN ON A BLANK LEAF OF HIS POEMS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Once fondly lov'd, and still remember'd dear
Last Line: Or haply lies beneath th' atlantic roar.
Subject(s): Love; Time


WRITTEN ON A BLANK LEAF OF HIS POEMS, FOR CHLORIS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Tis friendship's pledge, my young, fair friend
Last Line: These joys could he improve.
Subject(s): Friendship; Death; Beauty; Dead, The


WRITTEN WITH A PENCIL AT KENMORE, TAYMOUTH, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Admiring nature in her wildest grace
Last Line: And injur'd worth forget and pardon man.


WRITTEN WITH A PENCIL AT THE FALL OF FYERS, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Among the heathy hills and ragged woods
Last Line: And still, below, the horrid cauldron boils --
Subject(s): Waterfalls


YE JACOBITES BY NAME, GIVE AN EAR, GIVE AN EAR, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


YE SONS OF OLD KILLIE - A MASONIC SONG, by ROBERT BURNS    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Ye sons of old killie, assembled by willie
Last Line: And brotherly love be the centre!
Subject(s): Freemasons; Masonic Societies


YON WILD MOSSY MOUNTAINS SAE LOFTY AND WIDE, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


YOUNG JAMIE, PRIDE OF A' THE PLAIN, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


YOUNG JOCKEY WAS THE BLYTHEST LAD, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography


YOUNG PEGGY BLOOMS OUR BONNIEST LASS, by ROBERT BURNS                Poet's Biography