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A MONODY

ON THE DEATH OF ROBERT BURNS,

THE SCOTCH BARD.

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LH ! what's there ill news; speak, old

Robin Giay,
That thy blue bonnet's pluck'd o'er thy brow?

O! sad news I have heard,

Iioby Barns, man, is dead.
And the ploughman weeps over his plough,

Well, a well a day.
And the plough-man weeps over his plough.

Is he gone then for aye, and for aye,

Robin Gray?
No more shall we list to his song?

No, cold as a clod.

Beneath a green sod
Poor Robin they've lain all along,

"Well, a well a day,
Poor Robin they've lain all along.

Adieu then the forest and hill,

Robin Gray,
And farewell the vallies and grove!

Why the forest and hill

And the vallies ring still,
Still echo his ditties of love.

Well, a well a day,
Still echo fan ditties of love.

The sad sound of echo I'll shun,

Robin Gray,
Its dying notes live on my mind:

Can you then as yon roam

From your forefather's home, Leave your forefather's feelings behind.

Well, a well a day, Leave your forefather's feelings behind?

Still the blackbird will sing on the thorn,

Robin Gray,
And the lark early carol on high,

But the lowly lodg'd swain,

As he scatters the grain,
Will chaunt Robin's verse with a sigh,

Well, a well a day,
Will chauat Robin's verse with a sigh.

Softly lie on his bosom the turf,

Robin Gray,
Rest bis ashes unmingled and pure,

May the tomb of his urn

Caledonia adorn.
And his mucb.lov'd remains to secure,

Well, a well a day,
And bis much lov'd remains so secure.

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The Twa Dogs . . , . • * Scotch Drink . . . • 7 The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer to the Ccotch Representatives in the House of Commons . • 11 —— Postscript . . . . 15

The Holy Fair . . . . . 16

Death and Doctor Hornbook . • '• • *"' The Brigs of Ayr . . . .28

The Ordination . j . . * 3*

The Calf ... .... 38

Address to the Deil ... . . 39

The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie.'the Authors

only Pet Yewe ... • '^

Poor Mailie's Elegy • **

To J. S«" ... . . . *S

A Dream . . . , . . SO

The Vision—Duan first . . . . 5*

Duan second :. 57

Address to the Unco Giiid; or, the Rigidly Righteous 61

Tam Sampson's Elegy . * . . . 63

The Epitaph . . . <S8

Per Contra . . . , . ib.

Halloween . . . ... 67

The Auld Farmer's New Tear's Morniug Salutation to his

Auld Mare Msggie . . . . 75

To a Mouse, on turning her up In her Nest with the Plough,

Nov. 17S5 . . . . - . 78

A Winter Night . . ... . iJO

Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet . . . 82

Second Epistle to Davie ..... 86

Lord Gregory ...... 88

/Winter, a Dirge ... . • i^.

The Cotter's Saturday Night . . , . 89

To a Mountain Daisy ... 95

Epistle to ■ young Friend . . . • 96

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On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West ladies . •

To a Haggis ... . . . •

A Dedication. To Gavin Hamilton, Esc). • •

To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church

Epistle to J. Lapraik, an Old Scotish Bard .

To the Same .... • «

To W. S**«"n, Ochiltree, Maj, 178S

Postscript . ....

Epistle to J. It*****, inclosing some Poems . •

John Barieycorn, a Ballad . •

A Fragment . . . . . •

Song. It was upon a Lammas Night • * «

Song. Now westlin winds and slautering guns ■ •

Song. Behind yon^Hills where Lugar flows

Song. Green grows the Rashes, a Fragment

Song. Again rejoicing Nature sees . , *

Song. Farewel to the Brethren of St. James's Lodge, Tar-

bolton .... *

Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson . •

The Epitaph .

Lament of Mary Queen of Scots . . •

for James, Earl of Glencairn . ■

Tam O'Shanter, a Tale ....

'Epitaph Od a celebrated Ruling Elder *

< Noisy Polemic . , •

Wee Johnny . , «

Bard . ...

On the late Captain Grose . . - .

The humble Petition of Brner Water

Oo the Birth of a Posthumous Child . . .

The Lament, occasioned by the unfortunate Issue ef a

Friend's Amour . , •

Despondency, an Ode ....

Afton Water . .

To Mary in Heaven . . : * •

Van was made to mourn ...

A Prayer in the Prospect of Death . . .

Stannou the same occasion . «

Verses left in the Room where the Author slept at a Ttcve.

rend Friend's House . • ■

The First Psalm . . - . i

A Prayer under the Prf ssure of Violent Anguish

The first Six Veises of the goth Psalm .

To Ruin

To Miss Loggan.with Beatie's Poems as a New Year's Gitt

Address to Edinburgh « "'

The gloomy night is gathering fast

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Song. From thee, Eliza, I must go . . 160

Song. No churchman am I for to rail and to write . . ib.

A Stanza added to ditto in a Mason Lodge • • 17©

Verses wiitten in Friar's-Curse Hermitage on Nith aide . 171

Ode, Sacred to tlie Memory of Mr. of . . 17*

To Robert Graham, Esq. of Fuitra . . .173

Lines sent to Sir John Whiteford, of Whiteford, Bart, with

the Lament of James, Earl of Glenciira . • 176

On seeing a wounded Hare limp by me which a Fellow had

just shot at ... ib.

Address to the Shade of Thompson, on crowning his Bust

atEduam, Roxburghshire, with Bay* . • 177

Epitaph for the Authors Father . . 173

for R. A. Esq. . . . . ib.

forG. H. Esq. . . ib.

Inscription to the Memory of Fergussou . . 179

To Miss Cruikshanks, a very young Lady, written on the

blank leaf of a book presented to her by the Author ib.

Song. Anna, thy Charms my Bosom fire . . 180

On reading in a Newspaper the Death of John M'Leod,

Esq. Brother to a Young 'Lady, a particular Friend of

the Author's . . . . ib.

On scaring some Water Fowl in Loch Turit, a wild scene

among the Hills of O tighter tyre . . 181

Written with a Pencil over the Chimney Piece in the Par-

lour of the Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth . . 183

Written with a Pencil, standing by the Fall of Fyers, near

Loch Ness . . . . 183

The Whistle, a Ballad ... . I&4

The Inventory, in Answer to a Mandate by a Surveyor of

the Taxes . . . . .

Extempore Verses on Dining with Lord Daer .

Address to the Tooth Ache , . . .

Letter to John Goudie, Kilmarnock • .

Answer to a Trimming Letter from a Taylor • .

Address to an illegitimate Child . . •

Poem addressed to Mr. Mitchell, Collector of Excise,

Dumfries .....

Copy of a Poetical Address to Mr. William Tytler, with

the Present of the Bard's Picture ....

On the Battle of SnenffMuir, between the Duke of Argyle

and the £<irl of Mar ....

Lines written under the Picture of the celebrated Miss

Burns . ....

The following Poem was written to a Gentleman, who had

sent him a Newspaper, and offered to conttnue it, free*

of cxpeuce , • . . .

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