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BIOGRAPHICAL PREFACE .

ix-xxxiii To a Mountain Daisy

74

The Twa Dogs

To a Haggis

75

Scotch Drink

6 A Dedication to Gavin Hamilton, Esq.

75

The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer . To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's

The Holy Fair

Bonnet at Church.

77

Death and Doctor Hornbook

19 Address to Edinburgh

78

The Brigs of Ayr

24 Epistle to John Lapraik, an old Scottish

The Ordination

Bard

79

The Calf

30 To the Same

80

Address to the Deil

31 | To William Simpson

82

The Death and Dying Words of Poor Epistle to John Rankine

Mailie, the Author's only pet Yowe 33 Written in Friar's-Carse Hermitage

Poor Mailie's Elegy .

34 Ode, sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Ös-

To James Smith

34 wald

86

A Dream

37 Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson

87

The Vision

38 Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the

Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Approach of Spring

89

Righteous

42 Epistle to R. Graham, Esq.

90

Tam Samson's Elegy.

43 To Robert Graham, of Fintra, Esq.

92

Halloween

45 Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn

93

The Jolly Beggars

49 Lines sent to Sir John Whitelord, of

A Winter Night

54 Whiteford, Bart., with the foregoing

The Auld Farmer's New-Year Morning Poem

94

Salutation to his Auld Mare Maggie .

57 Tam O'Shanter

95

To a Mouse, on turning her up in her nest, On the Late Captain Grose's Peregrina-

with the plough

58 tions through Scotland

99

Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet

59 On seeing a Wounded Hare limp by me

The Lament, occasioned by the Unfortu Addiess to the Shade of Thomson, on

nate Issue of a Friend's Amour

61 crowning his Bust at Ednam

The Cotter's Saturday Night

62 To Miss Cruikshank

Despondency

66 On the Death of John M'Leod, Esq.

Winter

67 The humble Petition of Bruar Water to the

Man was made to mourn

68 noble Duke of Athole

On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West Indies

69 | The Kirk's Alarm

103

A Prayer in the prospect of Death

70 Address to the Toothache.

105

Stanzas on the same occasion.

90 Written with a Pencil over the Chimney.

Lying at a Reverend Friend's house one piece in the parlour of the inn at Ken-

night

71 more, Taymouth

106

The First six Verses of the Ninetieth

On the Birth of a Posthumous Child, börn

Psalm

71

in peculiar circumstances of family dis-

A Prayer, under the pressure of violent

107

anguish

72 Written with a pencil, standing by the Fali

The First Psalm

72

of Fyers, near Lockness

107

To Miss Logan, with Beattie's Poems .

72 Second Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet

To Ruin

72 | The Inventory of the Poet's Goods and

Epistle to a Young Friend

73

Chattels

108

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The Whistle

109 To a Lady, with a present of a pair of

Sketch, inscribed to the Right Hon. c. J. drinking-glasses

140

111 Elegy on the year 1788

140

To Dr. Blacklock s

The Vowels

141

Prologue spoken at the Theatre, Dumfries

113 Sketch

141

Elegy on the late Miss Burnet

114 Verses written under the Portrait of Fer:

The following Poem was written to a gen-

gusson the Poet

142

teman who had sent him a newspaper,

Lament written at a time when the Poet

and offered to continue it free of ex-

was about to leave Scotland

142

pense

115 Prologue for Mr. Sutherland's benefit

143

Lines on an interview with Lord Daer 115 | On the Death of Sir James Hunter Blair, 144

The Rights of Woman. Prologue spoken

Delia

145

by Miss Fontenelle

116 Verses to an old Sweetheart, then married

145

Address, spoken by Miss Fontenelle

117 The Poet's Welcome to his Illegitimate

Verses to a Young Lady

118 Child

146

Poem on Pastoral Poetry

118 To Miss Ferrier

146

Verses to Chloris, with a copy of the last Letter to John Goudie, Kilmarnock.

147

edition of his Poems

119 Letter to James Tait, Glenconnor.

147

Poetical Address to Mr. William Tytler 120 Epistle to Hugh Parker

148

Sketch. - New-Year Day

121 Epistle from Esopus to Maria

149

Extempore, on Mr. William Smellie

A Farewell

150

Inscription for an Altar to Independence The Farewell.

151

Monody on a Lady famed for her Caprice On a Suicide

151

Sonnet, on the Death of Robert Riddel, The League and Covenant

151

Esq. of Glenriddel

123 Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq.

152

Impromptu, on Mrs. Ridde's birthday 123 Verses on the Destruction of the Woods

To Miss Jessy Lewars, Dumfries

123 near Drumlanrig

155

Verses written under violent grief 124 Stanzas on the Duke of Queensberry 155

Extempore to Mr. Syme, on resusing to Epistle to Major Logan.

156

dine with him

124 To Mr. John Kennedy

157

To Mr. Syme

124 To John M'Murdo, Esq.

157

Sonnet, on hearing a Thrush sing 124 Lines written at Loudon Manse

157

Poem, addressed to Mr. Mitchell

125 Epitaph on the Poet's Daughter

158

Sent io a Gentleman whom he had of Epitaph on Gabriel Richardson

125 On Stirling

Poem on Life

126 Lines on being told that the above Verses

Epitaph on a Friend

126 would affect his prospects

To Robert Graham, Esq. of F'intry . 127 The Reply

Verses written at Selkirk

127

Address of Beelzebub to the President of

A Grace before Dinner

128 the Highland Society .

159

Inscription on the Tombstone of the Poet On the Death of Robert Dundas, Esq. 160

Fergusson

128 Orthodox, Orthodox. A Second Version

A Verse, repeated on taking leave at å

of The Kirk's Alarm

161

place in the Highlands

128 The Selkirk Grace

162

Liberty

Fragment of an Ode to the memory of

129 Elegy on the Death of Peg Nicholson

Written on a Blank Leat of one of Miss

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

129 Hannah More's Works, which she had

Elegy on the Death of Robert Ruisseaux, 130

given him

163

Answer to Verses addressed to the Poet by On the Death of a Lap-dog, named Echo

163

the Guidwife of Wauchope House 130 On seeing Miss Fontenelle in a Favourite

To J. Lapraik

131

Character

163

The Twa Herds

132 Epitaph on Miss Jessy Lewars

164

To the Rev. John M‘Math

133 The Recovery of Jessy Lewars

164

Holy Willie's Prayer

135 The Kirk of Lamington.

164

Epitaph on Holy Willie.

137 Inscription on a Goblet

104

On scaring some Water Fowl in Loch The Book-worms

164

Turit

137 | On Robert Riddel

164

To Gavin Hamilton, Esq. Mauchline

138 Willie Chalmers

165

To Captain Riddel, Glenriddel

138 On Miss Jessy Lewars

165

Epistle to Mr. M‘Adam

139

The Toad-eater

165

To Terraughty, on his Birthday

Lines written on a Bank Note

166

Verses intended to be written

below:

Remorse

noble Earl's picture

140 | The Toast.

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To John Taylor.

167 Extemporaneous Effusion, on being ap-

To

167 pointed to the Excise

There's Naethin' like the Honest Nappy 169 Lines written on a Window at the King's

Fragment

167 Arms Tavern, Dumfries

Epigram on a Noted Corcomb .

167 On a Schoolmaster in Cleish Parish, Fife-

In Vain Would Prudence

168 shire

* Though Fickle Fortune'

168

Lines written and presented to Mrs. Kem-

The Loyal Natives' Verses

168 ble

Burns - Extempore ,

168 Epitaph on William Nicol.

* I Burn, I Burn

169 Verses to J. Rankine

Tam the Chapman

To Dr. Maxwell, on Miss Jessy Staig's

169 Extempore in the Court of Session

Epitaph on John Dove .

Recovery

169 Epitaph on a Wag in Mäuchline

Prologue, spoken by Mr. Woods, on his Lines written on the Window of the Globe
benefit night

170 Tavern, Dumfries
Nature's Law. A Poem humbly inscribed

Epigram on Captain Francis Grose
to G. H. Esq.

171 Lines written under the picture of the cele-
The Cats Like Kitchen .

171

brated Miss Burns
Poverty

171 On Miss J. Scott of Ayr

Tragic Fragment

172 Epitaph on John Bushby

Extempore. Pinned to a Lady's Coach 172 Epigram on Elphinstone's Translation of

Lines on being asked why God had made Martial's Epigrams

Miss Davies so little and Mrs.

Epitaph on a Country Laird

large

172 Epitaph on a Noisy Polemic

Fragments

173 Epitaph on Wee Johnny

Verses written on a Window of the Inn'at Epitaph on a celebrated Ruling Elder

Carron

174 Epitaph for Robert Aiken, Esq.

Epigram. Written at Inverary

174 Epitaph for Gavin Hamilton, Esq.

Verses addressed to J. Rankine

174 Epitaph on my Father

Lines said to have been written by Burns, Epitaph on a Person nicknamed in The

while on his Death-bed, to John Rankine 175 Marquis

Lines written Extempore in a Lady's On Himself

Pocket Book

175 Epitaph on Walters.

The Henpeck'd Husband

175

Grace before Meat.

Extempore Lines, in answer to a

Card On Commissary Goldie's Brains

from an Intimate Friend of Burns 175 Impromptu

Answer to a Poetical Epistle sent the Impromptu

Author by a Tailor

176 Epigram.

A Toast. Given at a meeting of the Dum A Bard's Epitaph

friesshire Volunteers

177

Addressed to a Lady whom the Author

On seeing the beautiful seat of Lord Gal:

feared he had oftended

loway

177

Lines inscribed on a platter

On the Same .

177 | To a Painter

On the Same

177 On Mr. M'Murdo

To the Same, on the Author being threat To

ened with his Resentment

177 To a Lady who was looking up

the Texi

Epitaph on a Henpeck'd Country Squire, 178 during Sermon
Epigram on said occasion.
Another ,

178 Lines written on a Tumbler

On hearing that there was Falsehood in On Mr. W. Cruikshank, of the High

the Rev. Dr. B —'s very Looks 178 School, Edinburgh

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