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Title: Index of the Project Gutenberg Works of Robert Burns
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WORKS OF

ROBERT BURNS


CONTENTS

##  POEMS AND SONGS OF ROBERT BURNS

##  THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS

TAM O'SHANTER

A DAY WITH THE POET BURNS



TABLES OF CONTENTS OF VOLUMES



POEMS AND SONGS OF ROBERT BURNS
by Robert Burns


CONTENTS

Glossary

Preface

1771 - 1779
Song—Handsome Nell
Song—O Tibbie, I Hae Seen The Day
Song—I Dream'd I Lay
Song—In The Character Of A Ruined Farmer
Tragic Fragment
Tarbolton Lasses, The
Montgomerie's Peggy
Ploughman's Life, The

1780
Ronalds Of The Bennals, The
Song—Here's To Thy Health
Lass Of Cessnock Banks, The^1
Song—Bonie Peggy Alison
Song—Mary Morison

1781
Winter: A Dirge
Prayer, Under The Pressure Of Violent Anguish
Paraphrase Of The First Psalm
First Six Verses Of The Ninetieth Psalm Versified, The
Prayer, In The Prospect Of Death
Stanzas, On The Same Occasion

1782
Fickle Fortune: A Fragment
Raging Fortune—Fragment Of Song
Impromptu—“I'll Go And Be A Sodger”
Song—“No Churchman Am I”
A Stanza Added In A Mason Lodge
My Father Was A Farmer
John Barleycorn: A Ballad

1783
Death And Dying Words Of Poor Mailie, The Author's Only Pet Yowe., The
Poor Mailie's Elegy
Song—The Rigs O' Barley
Song Composed In August
Song
Song—Green Grow The Rashes
Song—Wha Is That At My Bower-Door

1784
Remorse: A Fragment
Epitaph On Wm. Hood, Senr., In Tarbolton
Epitaph On James Grieve, Laird Of Boghead, Tarbolton
Epitaph On My Own Friend And My Father's Friend, Wm. Muir In Tarbolton Mill
Epitaph On My Ever Honoured Father
Ballad On The American War
Reply To An Announcement By J. Rankine On His Writing To The Poet,
Epistle To John Rankine
A Poet's Welcome To His Love-Begotten Daughter^1
Song—O Leave Novels^1
Fragment—The Mauchline Lady
Fragment—My Girl She's Airy
The Belles Of Mauchline
Epitaph On A Noisy Polemic
Epitaph On A Henpecked Country Squire
Epigram On The Said Occasion
Another
On Tam The Chapman
Epitaph On John Rankine
Lines On The Author's Death
Man Was Made To Mourn: A Dirge
The Twa Herds; Or, The Holy Tulyie

1785
Epistle To Davie, A Brother Poet
Holy Willie's Prayer
Epitaph On Holy Willie
Death and Doctor Hornbook
Epistle To J. Lapraik, An Old Scottish Bard
Second Epistle To J. Lapraik
Epistle To William Simson
Postcript
One Night As I Did Wander
Tho' Cruel Fate Should Bid Us Part
Song—Rantin', Rovin' Robin^1
Elegy On The Death Of Robert Ruisseaux^1
Epistle To John Goldie, In Kilmarnock
The Holy Fair^1
Third Epistle To J. Lapraik
Epistle To The Rev. John M'math
Second Epistle to Davie
Song—Young Peggy Blooms
Song—Farewell To Ballochmyle
Fragment—Her Flowing Locks
Halloween^1
To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough, November, 1785
Epitaph On John Dove, Innkeeper
Epitaph For James Smith
Adam Armour's Prayer
The Jolly Beggars: A Cantata^1
Song—For A' That^1
Song—Merry Hae I Been Teethin A Heckle
The Cotter's Saturday Night
Address To The Deil
Scotch Drink

1786
The Auld Farmer's New-Year-Morning Salutation To His Auld Mare, Maggie
The Twa Dogs^1
The Author's Earnest Cry And Prayer
The Ordination
Epistle To James Smith
The Vision
Suppressed Stanza's Of “The Vision”
Address To The Unco Guid, Or The Rigidly Righteous
The Inventory^1
To John Kennedy, Dumfries House
To Mr. M'Adam, Of Craigen-Gillan
To A Louse, On Seeing One On A Lady's Bonnet, At Church
Inscribed On A Work Of Hannah More's
Song, Composed In Spring
To A Mountain Daisy,
To Ruin
The Lament
Despondency: An Ode
To Gavin Hamilton, Esq., Mauchline,
Versified Reply To An Invitation
Song—Will Ye Go To The Indies, My Mary?
Song—My Highland Lassie, O
Epistle To A Young Friend
Address Of Beelzebub
A Dream
A Dedication
Versified Note To Dr. Mackenzie, Mauchline
The Farewell To the Brethren of St. James' Lodge, Tarbolton.
On A Scotch Bard, Gone To The West Indies
Song—Farewell To Eliza
A Bard's Epitaph
Epitaph On “Wee Johnie”
The Lass O' Ballochmyle
Lines To An Old Sweetheart
Motto Prefixed To The Author's First Publication
Lines To Mr. John Kennedy
Lines Written On A Banknote
Stanzas On Naething
The Farewell
Thomson's Edward and Eleanora.
The Calf
Nature's Law—A Poem
Song—Willie Chalmers
Reply To A Trimming Epistle Received From A Tailor
The Brigs Of Ayr
Fragment Of Song
Epigram On Rough Roads
Prayer—O Thou Dread Power
Farewell Song To The Banks Of Ayr
Address To The Toothache
Lines On Meeting With Lord Daer^1
Masonic Song
Tam Samson's Elegy
The Epitaph
Per Contra
Epistle To Major Logan
Fragment On Sensibility
A Winter Night
Song—Yon Wild Mossy Mountains
Address To Edinburgh
Address To A Haggis

1787
To Miss Logan, With Beattie's Poems, For A New-Year's Gift, Jan. 1, 1787.
Mr. William Smellie—A Sketch
Song—Bonie Dundee
Extempore In The Court Of Session
Inscription For The Headstone Of Fergusson The Poet^1
Epistle To Mrs. Scott
Verses Intended To Be Written Below A Noble Earl's Picture^1
Prologue
The Bonie Moor-Hen
Song—My Lord A-Hunting
Epigram At Roslin Inn
Epigram Addressed To An Artist
The Book-Worms
On Elphinstone's Translation Of Martial's Epigrams
Song—A Bottle And Friend
Epitaph For William Nicol, Of The High School, Edinburgh
Epitaph For Mr. William Michie
Address To Wm. Tytler, Esq., Of Woodhouselee
Epigram To Miss Ainslie In Church
Burlesque Lament For The Absence Of William Creech, Publisher
Note to Mr. Renton
Elegy On “Stella”
The Bard At Inverary
Epigram To Miss Jean Scott
On The Death Of John M'Leod, Esq,
Elegy On The Death Of Sir James Hunter Blair
Impromptu On Carron Iron Works
To Miss Ferrier
Written By Somebody On The Window
The Poet's Reply To The Threat Of A Censorious Critic
The Libeller's Self-Reproof^1
Verses Written With A Pencil
Song—The Birks Of Aberfeldy
The Humble Petition Of Bruar Water
Lines On The Fall Of Fyers Near Loch-Ness.
Epigram On Parting With A Kind Host In The Highlands
Strathallan's Lament^1
Castle Gordon
Song—Lady Onlie, Honest Lucky
Theniel Menzies' Bonie Mary
The Bonie Lass Of Albany^1
On Scaring Some Water-Fowl In Loch-Turit
Blythe Was She^1
A Rose-Bud By My Early Walk
Song—The Banks of the Devon
Epitaph For Mr. W. Cruikshank^1
Braving Angry Winter's Storms
Song—My Peggy's Charms
The Young Highland Rover
Birthday Ode For 31st December, 1787^1
On The Death Of Robert Dundas, Esq., Of Arniston,
Sylvander To Clarinda^1

1788
Love In The Guise Of Friendship
Go On, Sweet Bird, And Sooth My Care
Clarinda, Mistress Of My Soul
I'm O'er Young To Marry Yet
To The Weavers Gin Ye Go
M'Pherson's Farewell
Stay My Charmer
Song—My Hoggie
Raving Winds Around Her Blowing
Up In The Morning Early
Hey, The Dusty Miller
Duncan Davison
The Lad They Ca'Jumpin John
Talk Of Him That's Far Awa
To Daunton Me
The Winter It Is Past
The Bonie Lad That's Far Awa
Verses To Clarinda
The Chevalier's Lament
Epistle To Hugh Parker
Of A' The Airts The Wind Can Blaw^1
Song—I Hae a Wife O' My Ain
Lines Written In Friars'-Carse Hermitage
To Alex. Cunningham, ESQ., Writer
Song.—Anna, Thy Charms
The Fete Champetre
Epistle To Robert Graham, Esq., Of Fintry
Song.—The Day Returns
Song.—O, Were I On Parnassus Hill
A Mother's Lament
The Fall Of The Leaf
I Reign In Jeanie's Bosom
Auld Lang Syne
My Bonie Mary
The Parting Kiss
Written In Friar's-Carse Hermitage
The Poet's Progress
Elegy On The Year 1788
The Henpecked Husband
Versicles On Sign-Posts

1789
Robin Shure In Hairst
Ode, Sacred To The Memory Of Mrs. Oswald Of Auchencruive
Pegasus At Wanlockhead
Sappho Redivivus—A Fragment
Song—She's Fair And Fause
Impromptu Lines To Captain Riddell
Lines To John M'Murdo, Esq. Of Drumlanrig
Rhyming Reply To A Note From Captain Riddell
Caledonia—A Ballad
To Miss Cruickshank
Beware O' Bonie Ann
Ode On The Departed Regency Bill
Epistle To James Tennant Of Glenconner
A New Psalm For The Chapel Of Kilmarnock
Sketch In Verse
The Wounded Hare
Delia, An Ode
The Gard'ner Wi' His Paidle
On A Bank Of Flowers
Young Jockie Was The Blythest Lad
The Banks Of Nith
Jamie, Come Try Me
I Love My Love In Secret
Sweet Tibbie Dunbar
The Captain's Lady
John Anderson, My Jo
My Love, She's But A Lassie Yet
Song—Tam Glen
Carle, An The King Come
The Laddie's Dear Sel'
Whistle O'er The Lave O't
My Eppie Adair
On The Late Captain Grose's Peregrinations Thro' Scotland
Epigram On Francis Grose The Antiquary
The Kirk Of Scotland's Alarm
Presentation Stanzas To Correspondents
Sonnet On Receiving A Favour
Extemporaneous Effusion
Song—Willie Brew'd A Peck O' Maut^1
Ca' The Yowes To The Knowes
I Gaed A Waefu' Gate Yestreen
Highland Harry Back Again
The Battle Of Sherramuir
The Braes O' Killiecrankie
Awa' Whigs, Awa'
A Waukrife Minnie
The Captive Ribband
My Heart's In The Highlands
The Whistle—A Ballad
To Mary In Heaven
Epistle To Dr. Blacklock
The Five Carlins
Election Ballad For Westerha'
Prologue Spoken At The Theatre Of Dumfries

1790
Sketch—New Year's Day [1790]
Scots' Prologue For Mr. Sutherland
Lines To A Gentleman,
Elegy On Willie Nicol's Mare
The Gowden Locks Of Anna
Postscript
Song—I Murder Hate
Gudewife, Count The Lawin
Election Ballad
Elegy On Captain Matthew Henderson
The Epitaph
Verses On Captain Grose
Tam O' Shanter
On The Birth Of A Posthumous Child
Elegy On The Late Miss Burnet Of Monboddo

1791
Lament Of Mary, Queen Of Scots, On The Approach Of Spring
There'll Never Be Peace Till Jamie Comes Hame
Song—Out Over The Forth
The Banks O' Doon—First Version
The Banks O' Doon—Second Version
The Banks O' Doon—Third Version
Lament For James, Earl Of Glencairn
Lines Sent To Sir John Whiteford, Bart
Craigieburn Wood
Epigram On Miss Davies
The Charms Of Lovely Davies
What Can A Young Lassie Do Wi' An Auld Man
The Posie
On Glenriddell's Fox Breaking His Chain
Poem On Pastoral Poetry
Verses On The Destruction Of The Woods Near Drumlanrig
The Gallant Weaver
Epigram At Brownhill Inn^1
Lovely Polly Stewart
Fragment,—Damon And Sylvia
Johnie Lad, Cock Up Your Beaver
My Eppie Macnab
Altho' He Has Left Me
My Tocher's The Jewel
O For Ane An' Twenty, Tam
Thou Fair Eliza
My Bonie Bell
Sweet Afton
Address To The Shade Of Thomson
Nithsdale's Welcome Hame
Frae The Friends And Land I Love
Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation
Ye Jacobites By Name
I Hae Been At Crookieden
O Kenmure's On And Awa, Willie
Epistle To John Maxwell, ESQ., Of Terraughty
Second Epistle To Robert Graham, ESQ., Of Fintry
The Song Of Death
Poem On Sensibility
The Toadeater
Divine Service In The Kirk Of Lamington
The Keekin'-Glass
A Grace Before Dinner, Extempore
A Grace After Dinner, Extempore
O May, Thy Morn
Ae Fond Kiss, And Then We Sever
Behold The Hour, The Boat, Arrive
Thou Gloomy December
My Native Land Sae Far Awa

1792
I do Confess Thou Art Sae Fair
Lines On Fergusson, The Poet
The Weary Pund O' Tow
When She Cam' Ben She Bobbed
Scroggam, My Dearie
My Collier Laddie
Sic A Wife As Willie Had
Lady Mary Ann
Kellyburn Braes
The Slave's Lament
O Can Ye Labour Lea?
The Deuks Dang O'er My Daddie
The Deil's Awa Wi' The Exciseman
The Country Lass
Bessy And Her Spinnin' Wheel
Love For Love
Saw Ye Bonie Lesley
Fragment Of Song
I'll Meet Thee On The Lea Rig
My Wife's A Winsome Wee Thing
Highland Mary
Auld Rob Morris
The Rights Of Woman
Epigram On Seeing Miss Fontenelle In A Favourite Character
Extempore On Some Commemorations Of Thomson
Duncan Gray
Here's A Health To Them That's Awa
A Tippling Ballad

1793
Poortith Cauld And Restless Love
On Politics
Braw Lads O' Galla Water
Sonnet Written On The Author's Birthday,
Wandering Willie—First Version
Wandering Willie—Revised Version
Lord Gregory
Open The Door To Me, Oh
Lovely Young Jessie
Meg O' The Mill
Meg O' The Mill—Another Version
The Soldier's Return
Versicles, A.D. 1793
The True Loyal Natives
On Commissary Goldie's Brains
Lines Inscribed In A Lady's Pocket Almanac
Thanksgiving For A National Victory
Lines On The Commemoration Of Rodney's Victory
The Raptures Of Folly
Kirk and State Excisemen
Extempore Reply To An Invitation
Grace After Meat
Grace Before And After Meat
Impromptu On General Dumourier's Desertion From The French Republican Army
The Last Time I Came O'er The Moor
Logan Braes
Blythe Hae I been On Yon Hill
O Were My Love Yon Lilac Fair
Bonie Jean—A Ballad
Lines On John M'Murdo, ESQ.
Epitaph On A Lap-Dog
Epigrams Against The Earl Of Galloway
Epigram On The Laird Of Laggan
Song—Phillis The Fair
Song—Had I A Cave
Song—By Allan Stream
Whistle, And I'll Come To You, My Lad
Phillis The Queen O' The Fair
Come, Let Me Take Thee To My Breast
Dainty Davie
Robert Bruce's March To Bannockburn
Behold The Hour, The Boat Arrive
Down The Burn, Davie
Thou Hast Left Me Ever, Jamie
Where Are The Joys I have Met?
Deluded Swain, The Pleasure
Thine Am I, My Faithful Fair
On Mrs. Riddell's Birthday
My Spouse Nancy
Address
Complimentary Epigram On Maria Riddell

1794
Remorseful Apology
Wilt Thou Be My Dearie?
A Fiddler In The North
The Minstrel At Lincluden
A Vision
A Red, Red Rose
Young Jamie, Pride Of A' The Plain
The Flowery Banks Of Cree
Monody
The Epitaph
Pinned To Mrs. Walter Riddell's Carriage
Epitaph For Mr. Walter Riddell
Epistle From Esopus To Maria
Epitaph On A Noted Coxcomb
On Capt. Lascelles
On Wm. Graham, Esq., Of Mossknowe
On John Bushby, Esq., Tinwald Downs
Sonnet On The Death Of Robert Riddell
The Lovely Lass O' Inverness
Charlie, He's My Darling
Bannocks O' Bear Meal
The Highland Balou
The Highland Widow's Lament
It Was A' For Our Rightfu' King
Ode For General Washington's Birthday
Inscription To Miss Graham Of Fintry
On The Seas And Far Away
Ca' The Yowes To The Knowes—Second Version
She Says She Loes Me Best Of A'
To Dr. Maxwell
To The Beautiful Miss Eliza J—N
On Chloris
On Seeing Mrs. Kemble In Yarico
Epigram On A Country Laird,
On Being Shewn A Beautiful Country Seat
On Hearing It Asserted Falsehood
On A Suicide
On A Swearing Coxcomb
On An Innkeeper Nicknamed “The Marquis”
On Andrew Turner
Pretty Peg
Esteem For Chloris
Saw Ye My Dear, My Philly
How Lang And Dreary Is The Night
Inconstancy In Love
The Lover's Morning Salute To His Mistress
The Winter Of Life
Behold, My Love, How Green The Groves
The Charming Month Of May
Lassie Wi' The Lint-White Locks
Dialogue song—Philly And Willy
Contented Wi' Little And Cantie Wi' Mair
Farewell Thou Stream
Canst Thou Leave Me Thus, My Katie
My Nanie's Awa
The Tear-Drop
For The Sake O' Somebody

1795
A Man's A Man For A' That
Craigieburn Wood
Versicles of 1795
The Solemn League And Covenant
Lines sent with a Present of a Dozen of Porter.
Inscription On A Goblet
Apology For Declining An Invitation To Dine
Epitaph For Mr. Gabriel Richardson
Epigram On Mr. James Gracie
Bonie Peg-a-Ramsay
Inscription At Friars' Carse Hermitage
There Was A Bonie Lass
Wee Willie Gray
O Aye My Wife She Dang Me
Gude Ale Keeps The Heart Aboon
O Steer Her Up An' Haud Her Gaun
The Lass O' Ecclefechan
O Let Me In Thes Ae Night
Her Answer
I'll Aye Ca' In By Yon Town
O Wat Ye Wha's In Yon Town
Ballads on Mr. Heron's Election, 1795
Inscription For An Altar Of Independence
The Cardin O't, The Spinnin O't
The Cooper O' Cuddy
The Lass That Made The Bed To Me
Had I The Wyte? She Bade Me
Does Haughty Gaul Invasion Threat?
Address To The Woodlark
Song.—On Chloris Being Ill
How Cruel Are The Parents
Mark Yonder Pomp Of Costly Fashion
'Twas Na Her Bonie Blue E'e
Their Groves O'Sweet Myrtle
Forlorn, My Love, No Comfort Near
Fragment,—Why, Why Tell The Lover
The Braw Wooer
This Is No My Ain Lassie
O Bonie Was Yon Rosy Brier
Song Inscribed To Alexander Cunningham
O That's The Lassie O' My Heart
Inscription
Fragment.—Leezie Lindsay
Fragment.—The Wren's Nest
News, Lassies, News
Crowdie Ever Mair
Mally's Meek, Mally's Sweet
Jockey's Taen The Parting Kiss
Verses To Collector Mitchell
Postscript

1796
The Dean Of Faculty
Epistle To Colonel De Peyster
A Lass Wi' A Tocher
Heron Election Ballad, No. IV.
Complimentary Versicles To Jessie Lewars
O Lay Thy Loof In Mine, Lass
A Health To Ane I Loe Dear
O Wert Thou In The Cauld Blast
Inscription To Miss Jessy Lewars
Fairest Maid On Devon Banks


Glossary



THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS
Containing His Poems, Songs, And Correspondence
With A New Life Of The Poet By Allan Cunningham
Illustrated


CONTENTS
PAGE
The Life of Robert Burns	xxiii
Preface to the Kilmarnock Edition of 1786	lix
Dedication to the Edinburgh Edition of 1787	vii
POEMS.
PAGE
Winter. A Dirge	61
The Death and dying Words of poor Mailie	61
Poor Mailie’s Elegy	62
First Epistle to Davie, a brother Poet	63
Second	65
Address to the Deil	65
The auld Farmer’s New-year Morning Salutation to his auld Mare Maggie	67
To a Haggis	68
A Prayer under the pressure of violent Anguish	69
A Prayer in the prospect of Death	69
Stanzas on the same occasion	69
A Winter Night	70
Remorse. A Fragment	71
The Jolly Beggars. A Cantata	71
Death and Dr. Hornbook. A True Story	76
The Twa Herds; or, the Holy Tulzie	78
Holy Willie’s Prayer	79
Epitaph to Holy Willie	80
The Inventory; in answer to a mandate by the surveyor of taxes	81
The Holy Fair	82
The Ordination	84
The Calf	86
To James Smith	86
The Vision	88
Halloween	92
Man was made to Mourn. A Dirge	95
To Ruin	96
To John Goudie of Kilmarnock, on the publication of his Essays	97
To J. Lapraik, an old Scottish Bard. First Epistle	97
To J. Lapraik. Second Epistle	99
To J. Lapraik. Third Epistle	100
To William Simpson, Ochiltree	101
Address to an illegitimate Child	103
Nature’s Law. A Poem humbly inscribed to G.H., Esq.	103
To the Rev. John M’Math	104
To a Mouse	105
Scotch Drink	106
The Author’s earnest Cry and Prayer to the Scotch Representatives of the House of Commons	107
Address to the unco Guid, or the rigidly Righteous	110
Tam Samson’s Elegy	111
Lament, occasioned by the unfortunate issue of a Friend’s Amour	112
Despondency. An Ode	113
The Cotter’s Saturday Night	114
The first Psalm	117
The first six Verses of the ninetieth Psalm	118
To a Mountain Daisy	118
Epistle to a young Friend	119
To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady’s Bonnet at Church	120
Epistle to J. Rankine, enclosing some Poems	121
On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West Indies	122
The Farewell	123
Written on the blank leaf of my Poems, presented to an old Sweetheart then married	123
A Dedication to Gavin Hamilton, Esq.	123
Elegy on the Death of Robert Ruisseaux	125
Letter to James Tennant of Glenconner	125
On the Birth of a posthumous Child	126
To Miss Cruikshank	126
Willie Chalmers	127
Verses left in the room where he slept	128
To Gavin Hamilton, Esq., recommending a boy	128
To Mr. M’Adam, of Craigen-gillan	129
Answer to a Poetical Epistle sent to the Author by a Tailor	129
To J. Rankine. “I am a keeper of the law.”	130
Lines written on a Bank-note	130
A Dream	130
A Bard’s Epitaph	132
The Twa Dogs. A Tale	132
Lines on meeting with Lord Daer	135
Address to Edinburgh	136
Epistle to Major Logan	137
The Brigs of Ayr	138
On the Death of Robert Dundas, Esq., of Arniston, late Lord President of the Court of Session	141
On reading in a Newspaper the Death of John M’Leod, Esq.	141
To Miss Logan, with Beattie’s Poems	142
The American War, A fragment	142
The Dean of Faculty. A new Ballad	143
To a Lady, with a Present of a Pair of Drinking-glasses	144
To Clarinda	144
Verses written under the Portrait of the Poet Fergusson	144
Prologue spoken by Mr. Woods, on his Benefit-night, Monday, April 16, 1787	145
Sketch. A Character	145
To Mr. Scott, of Wauchope	145
Epistle to William Creech	146
The humble Petition of Bruar-Water, to the noble Duke of Athole	147
On scaring some Water-fowl in Loch Turit	148
Written with a pencil, over the chimney-piece, in the parlour of the Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth	149
Written with a pencil, standing by the Fall of Fyers, near Loch Ness	149
To Mr. William Tytler, with the present of the Bard’s picture	150
Written in Friars-Carse Hermitage, on the banks of Nith, June, 1780. First Copy	150
The same. December, 1788. Second Copy	151
To Captain Riddel, of Glenriddel. Extempore lines on returning a Newspaper	152
A Mother’s Lament for the Death of her Son	152
First Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray	152
On the Death of Sir James Hunter Blair	153
Epistle to Hugh Parker	154
Lines, intended to be written under a Noble Earl’s Picture	155
Elegy on the year 1788. A Sketch	155
Address to the Toothache	155
Ode. Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Oswald, of Auchencruive	156
Fragment inscribed to the Right Hon. C.J. Fox	156
On seeing a wounded Hare limp by me, which a Fellow had just shot	157
To Dr. Blacklock. In answer to a Letter	158
Delia. An Ode	159
To John M’Murdo, Esq.	159
Prologue, spoken at the Theatre, Dumfries, 1st January, 1790	159
Scots Prologue, for Mr. Sutherland’s Benefit-night, Dumfries	160
Sketch. New-year’s Day. To Mrs. Dunlop	160
To a Gentleman who had sent him a Newspaper, and offered to continue it free of expense	161
The Kirk’s Alarm. A Satire. First Version	162
The Kirk’s Alarm. A Ballad. Second Version	163
Peg Nicholson	165
On Captain Matthew Henderson, a gentleman who held the patent for his honours immediately from Almighty God	165
The Five Carlins. A Scots Ballad	167
The Laddies by the Banks o’ Nith	168
Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray, on the close of the disputed Election between Sir James Johnstone, and Captain Miller, for the Dumfries district of Boroughs	169
On Captain Grose’s Peregrination through Scotland, collecting the Antiquities of that kingdom	170
Written in a wrapper, enclosing a letter to Captain Grose	171
Tam O’ Shanter. A Tale	171
Address of Beelzebub to the President of the Highland Society	174
To John Taylor	175
Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the approach of Spring	175
The Whistle	176
Elegy on Miss Burnet of Monboddo	178
Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn	178
Lines sent to Sir John Whitefoord, Bart., of Whitefoord, with the foregoing Poem	179
Address to the Shade of Thomson, on crowning his Bust at Ednam with bays	179
To Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray	180
To Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray, on receiving a favour	181
A Vision	181
To John Maxwell, of Terraughty, on his birthday	182
The Rights of Women, an occasional Address spoken by Miss Fontenelle, on her benefit-night, Nov. 26, 1792	182
Monody on a Lady famed for her caprice	183
Epistle from Esopus to Maria	184
Poem on Pastoral Poetry	185
Sonnet, written on the 25th January, 1793, the birthday of the Author, on hearing a thrush sing in a morning walk	185
Sonnet on the death of Robert Riddel, Esq., of Glenriddel, April, 1794	186
Impromptu on Mrs. Riddel’s birthday	186
Liberty. A Fragment	186
Verses to a young Lady	186
The Vowels. A Tale	187
Verses to John Rankine	187
On Sensibility. To my dear and much-honoured friend, Mrs. Dunlop, of Dunlop	188
Lines sent to a Gentleman whom he had offended	188
Address spoken by Miss Fontenelle on her Benefit-night	188
On seeing Miss Fontenelle in a favourite character	189
To Chloris	189
Poetical Inscription for an Altar to Independence	189
The Heron Ballads. Balled First	190
The Heron Ballads. Ballad Second	190
The Heron Ballads. Ballad Third	192
Poem addressed to Mr. Mitchell, Collector of Excise, Dumfries, 1796	193
To Miss Jessy Lewars, Dumfries, with Johnson’s Musical Museum	193
Poem on Life, addressed to Colonel de Peyster, Dumfries, 1796	193
EPITAPHS, EPIGRAMS, FRAGMENTS
On the Author’s Father	194
On R.A., Esq.	194
On a Friend	194
For Gavin Hamilton	194
On wee Johnny	195
On John Dove, Innkeeper, Mauchline	195
On a Wag in Mauchline	195
On a celebrated ruling Elder	195
On a noisy Polemic	195
On Miss Jean Scott	195
On a henpecked Country Squire	195
On the same	196
On the same	196
The Highland Welcome	196
On William Smellie	196
Written on a window of the Inn at Carron	196
The Book-worms	196
Lines on Stirling	197
The Reproof	197
The Reply	197
Lines written under the Picture of the celebrated Miss Burns	197
Extempore in the Court of Session	197
The henpecked Husband	197
Written at Inverary	198
On Elphinston’s Translation of Martial’s Epigrams	198
Inscription on the Head-stone of Fergusson	198
On a Schoolmaster	198
A Grace before Dinner	198
A Grace before Meat	198
On Wat	198
On Captain Francis Grose	199
Impromptu to Miss Ainslie	199
The Kirk of Lamington	199
The League and Covenant	199
Written on a pane of glass in the Inn at Moffat	199
Spoken on being appointed to the Excise	199
Lines on Mrs. Kemble	199
To Mr. Syme	200
To Mr. Syme, with a present of a dozen of porter	200
A Grace	200
Inscription on a goblet	200
The Invitation	200
The Creed of Poverty	200
Written in a Lady’s pocket-book	200
The Parson’s Looks	200
The Toad-eater	201
On Robert Riddel	201
The Toast	201
On a Person nicknamed the Marquis	201
Lines written on a window	201
Lines written on a window of the Globe Tavern, Dumfries	201
The Selkirk Grace	202
To Dr. Maxwell, on Jessie Staig’s recovery	202
Epitaph	202
Epitaph on William Nicol	202
On the Death of a Lapdog, named Echo	202
On a noted Coxcomb	202
On seeing the beautiful Seat of Lord Galloway	202
On the same	203
On the same	203
To the same, on the Author being threatened with his resentment	203
On a Country Laird	203
On John Bushby	203
The true loyal Natives	203
On a Suicide	203
Extempore, pinned on a Lady’s coach	203
Lines to John Rankine	204
Jessy Lewars	204
The Toast	204
On Miss Jessy Lewars	204
On the recovery of Jessy Lewars	204
Tam the Chapman	204
“Here’s a bottle and an honest friend”	205
“Tho’ fickle fortune has deceived me”	205
To John Kennedy	205
To the same	205
“There’s naethin’ like the honest nappy”	205
On the blank leaf of a work by Hannah More, presented by Mrs. C	206
To the Men and Brethren of the Masonic Lodge at Tarbolton	206
Impromptu	206
Prayer for Adam Armour	206
SONGS AND BALLADS
Handsome Nell	207
Luckless Fortune	208
“I dream’d I lay where flowers were springing”	208
Tibbie, I hae seen the day	208
“My father was a farmer upon the Carrick border”	209
John Barleycorn. A Ballad	210
The Rigs o’ Barley	210
Montgomery’s Peggy	211
The Mauchline Lady	211
The Highland Lassie	211
Peggy	212
The rantin’ Dog the Daddie o’t	213
“My heart was ance as blithe and free”	213
My Nannie O	213
A Fragment. “One night as I did wander”	214
Bonnie Peggy Alison	214
Green grow the Rashes, O	214
My Jean	215
Robin	215
“Her flowing locks, the raven’s wing”	216
“O leave novels, ye Mauchline belles”	216
Young Peggy	216
The Cure for all Care	217
Eliza	217
The Sons of Old Killie	217
And maun I still on Menie doat	218
The Farewell to the Brethren of St. James’s Lodge, Tarbolton	218
On Cessnock Banks	219
Mary	220
The Lass of Ballochmyle	220
“The gloomy night is gathering fast”	221
“O whar did ye get that hauver meal bannock?”	221
The Joyful Widower	221
“O Whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad”	222
“I am my mammy’s ae bairn”	222
The Birks of Aberfeldy	222
Macpherson’s Farewell	223
Braw, braw Lads of Galla Water	223
“Stay, my charmer, can you leave me?”	224
Strathallan’s Lament	224
My Hoggie	224
Her Daddie forbad, her Minnie forbad	224
Up in the Morning early	225
The young Highland Rover	225
Hey the dusty Miller	225
Duncan Davison	226
Theniel Menzies’ bonnie Mary	226
The Banks of the Devon	226
Weary fa’ you, Duncan Gray	227
The Ploughman	227
Landlady, count the Lawin	228
“Raving winds around her blowing”	228
“How long and dreary is the night”	228
Musing on the roaring Ocean	229
Blithe, blithe and merry was she	229
The blude red rose at Yule may blaw	229
O’er the Water to Charlie	230
A Rose-bud by my early walk	230
Rattlin’, roarin’ Willie	230
Where braving angry Winter’s Storms	231
Tibbie Dunbar	231
Bonnie Castle Gordon	231
My Harry was a gallant gay	232
The Tailor fell through the bed, thimbles an’ a’	232
Ay Waukin O!	232
Beware o’ Bonnie Ann	233
The Gardener wi’ his paidle	233
Blooming Nelly	233
The day returns, my bosom burns	234
My Love she’s but a lassie yet	234
Jamie, come try me	234
Go fetch to me a Pint O’ Wine	235
The Lazy Mist	235
O mount and go	235
Of a’ the airts the wind can blaw	235
Whistle o’er the lave o’t	236
O were I on Parnassus’ Hill	236
“There’s a youth in this city”	237
My heart’s in the Highlands	237
John Anderson, my Jo	237
Awa, Whigs, awa	238
Ca’ the Ewes to the Knowes	238
Merry hae I been teethin’ a heckle	239
The Braes of Ballochmyle	239
To Mary in Heaven	239
Eppie Adair	240
The Battle of Sherriff-muir	240
Young Jockey was the blithest lad	241
O Willie brewed a peck o’ maut	241
The braes o’ Killiecrankie, O	241
I gaed a waefu’ gate yestreen	242
The Banks of Nith	242
Tam Glen	242
Frae the friends and land I love	243
Craigie-burn Wood	243
Cock up your Beaver	244
O meikle thinks my luve o’ my beauty	244
Gudewife, count the Lawin	244
There’ll never be peace till Jamie comes hame	245
The bonnie lad that’s far awa	245
I do confess thou art sae fair	245
Yon wild mossy mountains sae lofty and wide	246
It is na, Jean, thy bonnie face	246
When I think on the happy days	247
Whan I sleep I dream	247
“I murder hate by field or flood”	247
O gude ale comes and gude ale goes	247
Robin shure in hairst	248
Bonnie Peg	248
Gudeen to you, Kimmer	248
Ah, Chloris, since it may na be	249
Eppie M’Nab	249
Wha is that at my bower-door	249
What can a young lassie do wi’ an auld man	250
Bonnie wee thing, cannie wee thing	250
The tither morn when I forlorn	250
Ae fond kiss, and then we sever	251
Lovely Davies	251
The weary Pond o’ Tow	252
Naebody	252
An O for ane and twenty, Tam	252
O Kenmure’s on and awa, Willie	253
The Collier Laddie	253
Nithsdale’s Welcome Hame	254
As I was a-wand’ring ae Midsummer e’enin	254
Bessy and her Spinning-wheel	254
The Posie	255
The Country Lass	255
Turn again, thou fair Eliza	256
Ye Jacobites by name	256
Ye flowery banks o’bonnie Doon	257
Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie Doon	257
Willie Wastle	257
O Lady Mary Ann	258
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation	258
The Carle of Kellyburn braes	259
Jockey’s ta’en the parting kiss	260
Lady Onlie	260
The Chevalier’s Lament	260
Song of Death	261
Flow gently, sweet Afton	261
Bonnie Bell	262
Hey ca’ thro’, ca’ thro’	262
The Gallant weaver	262
The deuks dang o’er my Daddie	262
She’s fair and fause	263
The Deil cam’ fiddling thro’ the town	263
The lovely Lass of Inverness	263
O my luve’s like a red, red rose	264
Louis, what reck I by thee	264
Had I the wyte she bade me	264
Coming through the rye	265
Young Jamie, pride of a’ the plain	265
Out over the Forth I look to the north	265
The Lass of Ecclefechan	265
The Cooper o’ Cuddie	266
For the sake of somebody	266
I coft a stane o’ haslock woo	266
The lass that made the bed for me	267
Sae far awa	267
I’ll ay ca’ in by yon town	268
O wat ye wha’s in yon town	268
O May, thy morn	269
Lovely Polly Stewart	269
Bonnie laddie, Highland laddie	269
Anna, thy charms my bosom fire	270
Cassilis’ Banks	270
To thee, lov’d Nith	270
Bannocks o’ Barley	270
Hee Balou! my sweet wee Donald	270
Wae is my heart, and the tear’s in my e’e	271
Here’s his health in water	271
My Peggy’s face, my Peggy’s form	271
Gloomy December	272
My lady’s gown, there’s gairs upon ’t	272
Amang the trees, where humming bees	272
The gowden locks of Anna	273
My ain kind dearie, O	273
Will ye go to the Indies, my Mary	273
She is a winsome wee thing	274
Bonny Leslie	274
Highland Mary	275
Auld Rob Morris	275
Duncan Gray	276
O poortith cauld, and restless love	276
Galla Water	277
Lord Gregory	277
Mary Morison	277
Wandering Willie. First Version	278
Wandering Willie. Last Version	278
Oh, open the door to me, oh!	279
Jessie	279
The poor and honest sodger	279
Meg o’ the Mill	280
Blithe hae I been on yon hill	281
Logan Water	281
“O were my love yon lilac fair”	281
Bonnie Jean	282
Phillis the fair	283
Had I a cave on some wild distant shore	283
By Allan stream	283
O Whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad	284
Adown windng Nith I did wander	284
Come, let me take thee to my breast	285
Daintie Davie	285
Scots wha hae wi’ Wallace bled. First Version	285
Scots wha hae wi’ Wallace bled. Second Version	286
Behold the hour, the boat arrives	287
Thou hast left me ever, Jamie	287
Auld lang syne	287
“Where are the joys I have met in the morning”	288
“Deluded swain, the pleasure”	288
Nancy	288
Husband, husband, cease your strife	289
Wilt thou be my dearie?	289
But lately seen in gladsome green	290
“Could aught of song declare my pains”	290
Here’s to thy health, my bonnie lass	290
It was a’ for our rightfu’ king	291
O steer her up and haud her gaun	291
O ay my wife she dang me	291
O wert thou in the cauld blast	292
The Banks of Cree	292
On the seas and far away	292
Ca’ the Yowes to the Knowes	293
Sae flaxen were her ringlets	293
O saw ye my dear, my Phely?	294
How lang and dreary is the night	294
Let not woman e’er complain	294
The Lover’s Morning Salute to his Mistress	295
My Chloris, mark how green the groves	295
Youthful Chloe, charming Chloe	296
Lassie wi’ the lint-white locks	296
Farewell, thou stream, that winding flows	296
O Philly, happy be the day	297
Contented wi’ little and cantie wi’ mair	297
Canst thou leave me thus, my Katy	298
My Nannie’s awa	298
O wha is she that lo’es me	299
Caledonia	299
O lay thy loof in mine, lass	300
The Fête Champêtre	300
Here’s a health to them that’s awa	301
For a’ that, and a’ that	301
Craigieburn Wood	302
O lassie, art thou sleeping yet	302
O tell na me o’ wind and rain	303
The Dumfries Volunteers	303
Address to the Wood-lark	304
On Chloris being ill	304
Their groves o’ sweet myrtle let foreign lands reckon	304
’Twas na her bonnie blue een was my ruin	305
How cruel are the parents	305
Mark yonder pomp of costly fashion	305
O this is no my ain lassie	306
Now Spring has clad the grove in green	306
O bonnie was yon rosy brier	307
Forlorn my love, no comfort near	307
Last May a braw wooer cam down the lang glen	307
Chloris	308
The Highland Widow’s Lament	308
To General Dumourier	309
Peg-a-Ramsey	309
There was a bonnie lass	309
O Mally’s meek, Mally’s sweet	309
Hey for a lass wi’ a tocher	310
Jessy. “Here’s a health to ane I lo’e dear”	310
Fairest Maid on Devon banks	311
GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1781.
No.
I.	 	To William Burness. His health a little better, but tired of life. The Revelations	311
1783.
II.	 	To Mr. John Murdoch. His present studies and temper of mind	312
III.	 	To Mr. James Burness. His father’s illness, and sad state of the country	313
IV.	 	To Miss E. Love	314
V.	 	To Miss E. Love	314
VI.	 	To Miss E. Love	315
VII.	 	To Miss E. On her refusal of his hand	316
VIII.	 	To Robert Riddel, Esq. Observations on poetry and human life	316
1784.
IX.	 	To Mr. James Burness. On the death of his father	322
X.	 	To Mr. James Burness. Account of the Buchanites	322
XI.	 	To Miss ——. With a book	323
1786.
XII.	 	To Mr. John Richmond. His progress in poetic composition	323
XIII.	 	To Mr. John Kennedy. The Cotter’s Saturday Night	324
XIV.	 	To Mr. Robert Muir. Enclosing his “Scotch Drink”	324
XV.	 	To Mr. Aiken. Enclosing a stanza on the blank leaf of a book by Hannah More	324
XVI.	 	To Mr. M’Whinnie, Subscriptions	324
XVII.	 	To Mr. John Kennedy. Enclosing “The Gowan”	325
XVIII.	 	To Mon. James Smith. His voyage to the West Indies	325
XIX.	 	To Mr. John Kennedy. His poems in the press. Subscriptions	325
XX.	 	To Mr. David Brice. Jean Armour’s return,—printing his poems	326
XXI.	 	To Mr. Robert Aiken. Distress of mind	326
XXII.	 	To Mr. John Richmond. Jean Armour	327
XXIII.	 	To John Ballantyne, Esq. Aiken’s coldness. His marriage-lines destroyed	328
XXIV.	 	To Mr. David Brice. Jean Armour. West Indies	328
XXV.	 	To Mr. John Richmond. West Indies The Armours	328
XXVI.	 	To Mr. Robert Muir. Enclosing “The Calf”	329
XXVII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Thanks for her notice. Sir William Wallace	329
XXVIII.	 	To Mr. John Kennedy. Jamaica	330
XXIX.	 	To Mr. James Burness. His departure uncertain	330
XXX.	 	To Miss Alexander. “The Lass of Ballochmyle”	330
XXXI.	 	To Mrs. Stewart, of Stair and Afton. Enclosing some songs. Miss Alexander	331
XXXII.	 	Proclamation in the name of the Muses	332
XXXIII.	 	To Mr. Robert Muir. Enclosing “Tam Samson.” His Edinburgh expedition	332
XXXIV.	 	To Dr. Mackenzie. Enclosing the verses on dining with Lord Daer	332
XXXV.	 	To Gavin Hamilton, Esq. Rising fame. Patronage	333
XXXVI.	 	To John Ballantyne, Esq. His patrons and patronesses. The Lounger	333
XXXVII.	 	To Mr. Robert Muir. A note of thanks. Talks of sketching the history of his life	334
XXXVIII.	 	To Mr. William Chalmers. A humorous sally	334
1787.
XXXIX.	 	To the Earl of Eglinton. Thanks for his patronage	335
XL.	 	To Gavin Hamilton, Esq. Love	335
XLI.	 	To John Ballantyne, Esq. Mr. Miller’s offer of a farm	335
XLII.	 	To John Ballantyne, Esq. Enclosing “The Banks o’ Doon.” First Copy	336
XLIII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Dr. Moore and Lord Eglinton. His situation in Edinburgh	336
XLIV.	 	To Dr. Moore. Acknowledgments for his notice	337
XLV.	 	To the Rev. G. Lowrie. Reflections on his situation in life. Dr. Blacklock, Mackenzie	338
XLVI.	 	To Dr. Moore. Miss Williams	338
XLVII.	 	To John Ballantyne, Esq. His portrait engraving	339
XLVIII.	 	To the Earl of Glencairn. Enclosing “Lines intended to be written under a noble Earl’s picture”	339
XLIX.	 	To the Earl of Buchan. In reply to a letter of advice	339
L.	 	To Mr. James Candlish. Still “the old man with his deeds”	340
LI.	 	To ——. On Fergusson’s headstone	341
LII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. His prospects on leaving Edinburgh	341
LIII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. A letter of acknowledgment for the payment of the subscription	342
LIV.	 	To Mr. Sibbald. Thanks for his notice in the magazine	343
LV.	 	To Dr. Moore. Acknowledging the present of his View of Society	343
LVI.	 	To Mr. Dunlop. Reply to criticisms	343
LVII.	 	To the Rev. Dr. Hugh Blair. On leaving Edinburgh. Thanks for his kindness	344
LVIII.	 	To the Earl of Glencairn. On leaving Edinburgh	344
LIX.	 	To Mr. William Dunbar. Thanking him for the present of Spenser’s poems	344
LX.	 	To Mr. James Johnson. Sending a song to the Scots Musical Museum	345
LXI.	 	To Mr. William Creech. His tour on the Border. Epistle in verse to Creech	345
LXII.	 	To Mr. Patison. Business	345
LXIII.	 	To Mr. W. Nicol. A ride described in broad Scotch	346
LXIV.	 	To Mr. James Smith. Unsettled in life. Jamaica	346
LXV.	 	To Mr. W. Nicol. Mr. Miller, Mr. Burnside. Bought a pocket Milton	347
LXVI.	 	To Mr. James Candlish. Seeking a copy of Lowe’s poem of “Pompey’s Ghost”	347
LXVII.	 	To Robert Ainslie, Esq. His tour	348
LXVIII.	 	To Mr. W. Nicol. Auchtertyre	348
LXIX.	 	To Mr. Wm. Cruikshank. Auchtertyre	348
LXX.	 	To Mr. James Smith. An adventure	349
LXXI.	 	To Mr. John Richmond. His rambles	350
LXXII.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. Sets high value on his friendship	350
LXXIII.	 	To the same. Nithsdale and Edinburgh	350
LXXIV.	 	To Dr. Moore. Account of his own life	351
LXXV.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. A humorous letter	357
LXXVI.	 	To Mr. Robert Muir. Stirling, Bannockburn	357
LXXVII.	 	To Gavin Hamilton, Esq. Of Mr. Hamilton’s own family	358
LXXVIII.	 	To Mr. Walker. Bruar Water. The Athole family	359
LXXIX.	 	To Mr. Gilbert Burns. Account of his Highland tour	359
LXXX.	 	To Miss Margaret Chalmers. Charlotte Hamilton. Skinner. Nithsdale	360
LXXXI.	 	To the same. Charlotte Hamilton, and “The Banks of the Devon”	360
LXXXII.	 	To James Hoy, Esq. Mr. Nicol. Johnson’s Musical Museum	361
LXXXIII.	 	To Rev. John Skinner. Thanking him for his poetic compliment	361
LXXXIV.	 	To James Hoy, Esq. Song by the Duke of Gordon	362
LXXXV.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. His friendship for him	363
LXXXVI.	 	To the Earl of Glencairn. Requesting his aid in obtaining an excise appointment	363
LXXXVII.	 	To James Dalrymple, Esq. Rhyme. Lord Glencairn	363
LXXXVIII.	 	To Charles Hay, Esq. Enclosing his poem on the death of the Lord President Dundas	364
LXXXIX.	 	To Miss M——n. Compliments	364
XC.	 	To Miss Chalmers. Charlotte Hamilton	365
XCI.	 	To the same. His bruised limb. The Bible. The Ochel Hills	365
XCII.	 	To the same. His motto—“I dare.” His own worst enemy	365
XCIII.	 	To Sir John Whitefoord. Thanks for his friendship. Of poets	366
XCIV.	 	To Miss Williams. Comments on her poem of the Slave Trade	366
XCV.	 	To Mr. Richard Brown. Recollections of early life. Clarinda	368
XCVI.	 	To Gavin Hamilton, Esq. Prayer for his health	369
XCVII.	 	To Miss Chalmers. Complimentary poems. Creech	369
1788.
XCVIII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Lowness of spirits. Leaving Edinburgh	370
XCIX.	 	To the same. Religion	370
C.	 	To the Rev. John Skinner. Tullochgorum. Skinner’s Latin	370
CI.	 	To Mr. Richard Brown. His arrival in Glasgow	371
CII.	 	To Mrs. Rose of Kilravock. Recollections of Kilravock	371
CIII.	 	To Mr. Richard Brown. Friendship. The pleasures of the present	372
CIV.	 	To Mr. William Cruikshank. Ellisland. Plans in life	372
CV.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. Ellisland. Edinburgh. Clarinda	373
CVI.	 	To Mr. Richard Brown. Idleness. Farming	374
CVII.	 	To Mr. Robert Muir. His offer for Ellisland. The close of life	374
CVIII.	 	To Miss Chalmers. Taken Ellisland. Miss Kennedy	375
CIX.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Coila’s robe	375
CX.	 	To Mr. Richard Brown. Apologies. On his way to Dumfries from Glasgow	375
CXI.	 	To Mr. Robert Cleghorn. Poet and fame. The air of Captain O’Kean	376
CXII.	 	To Mr. William Dunbar. Foregoing poetry and wit for farming and business	376
CXIII.	 	To Miss Chalmers. Miss Kennedy. Jean Armour	377
CXIV.	 	To the same. Creech’s rumoured bankruptcy	377
CXV.	 	To the same. His entering the Excise	377
CXVI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Fanning and the Excise. Thanks for the loan of Dryden and Tasso	378
CXVII.	 	To Mr. James Smith. Jocularity. Jean Armour	378
CXVIII.	 	To Professor Dugald Stewart. Enclosing some poetic trifles	379
CXIX.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Dryden’s Virgil. His preference of Dryden to Pope	379
CXX.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. His marriage.	379
CXXI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. On the treatment of servants	380
CXXII.	 	To the same. The merits of Mrs. Burns	380
CXXIII.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. The warfare of life. Books. Religion	381
CXXIV.	 	To the same. Miers’ profiles	382
CXXV.	 	To the same. Of the folly of talking of one’s private affairs	382
CXXVI.	 	To Mr. George Lockhart. The Miss Baillies. Bruar Water	383
CXXVII.	 	To Mr. Peter Hill. With the present of a cheese	383
CXXVIII.	 	To Robert Graham Esq., of Fintray. The Excise	384
CXXIX.	 	To Mr. William Cruikshank. Creech. Lines written in Friar’s Carse Hermitage	385
CXXX.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Lines written at Friar’s Carse. Graham of Fintray	385
CXXXI.	 	To the same. Mrs. Burns. Of accomplished young ladies	386
CXXXII.	 	To the same. Mrs. Miller, of Dalswinton. “The Life and Age of Man.”	387
CXXXIII.	 	To Mr. Beugo. Ross and “The Fortunate Shepherdess.”	388
CXXXIV.	 	To Miss Chalmers. Recollections. Mrs. Burns. Poetry	388
CXXXV.	 	To Mr. Morison. Urging expedition with his clock and other furniture for Ellisland	390
CXXXVI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Mr. Graham. Her criticisms	390
CXXXVII.	 	To Mr. Peter Hill. Criticism on an “Address to Loch Lomond.”	391
CXXXVIII.	 	To the Editor of the Star. Pleading for the line of the Stuarts	392
CXXXIX.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. The present of a heifer from the Dunlops	393
CXL.	 	To Mr. James Johnson. Scots Musical Museum	393
CXLI.	 	To Dr. Blacklock. Poetical progress. His marriage	394
CXLII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Enclosing “Auld Lang Syne”	394
CXLIII.	 	To Miss Davies. Enclosing the song of “Charming, lovely Davies”	395
CXLIV.	 	To Mr. John Tennant. Praise of his whiskey	395
1789.
CXLV.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Reflections suggested by the day	396
CXLVI.	 	To Dr. Moore. His situation and prospects	396
CXLVII.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. His favourite quotations. Musical Museum	398
CXLVIII.	 	To Professor Dugald Stewart. Enclosing some poems for his comments upon	398
CXLIX.	 	To Bishop Geddes. His situation and prospects	399
CL.	 	To Mr. James Burness. His wife and farm. Profit from his poems. Fanny Burns	399
CLI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Reflections. His success in song encouraged a shoal of bardlings	400
CLII.	 	To the Rev. Peter Carfrae. Mr. Mylne’s poem	401
CLIII.	 	To Dr. Moore. Introduction. His ode to Mrs. Oswald	401
CLIV.	 	To Mr. William Burns. Remembrance	402
CLV.	 	To Mr. Peter Hill. Economy and frugality. Purchase of books	402
CLVI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Sketch inscribed to the Right Hon. C.J. Fox	403
CLVII.	 	To Mr. William Burns. Asking him to make his house his home	404
CLVIII.	 	To Mrs. M’Murdo. With the song of “Bonnie Jean”	404
CLIX.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. With the poem of “The Wounded Hare”	404
CLX.	 	To Mr. Samuel Brown. His farm. Ailsa fowling	405
CLXI.	 	To Mr. Richard Brown. Kind wishes	405
CLXII.	 	To Mr. James Hamilton. Sympathy	406
CLXIII.	 	To William Creech, Esq. Toothache. Good wishes	406
CLXIV.	 	To Mr. M’Auley. His own welfare	406
CLXV.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. Overwhelmed with incessant toil	407
CLXVI.	 	To Mr. M’Murdo. Enclosing his newest song	407
CLXVII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Reflections on religion	408
CLXVIII.	 	To Mr. ——. Fergusson the poet	408
CLXIX.	 	To Miss Williams. Enclosing criticisms on her poems	409
CLXX.	 	To Mr. John Logan. With “The Kirk’s Alarm”	410
CLXXI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Religion. Dr. Moore’s “Zeluco”	410
CLXXII.	 	To Captain Riddel. “The Whistle”	411
CLXXIII.	 	To the same. With some of his MS. poems	411
CLXXIV.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. His Excise employment	412
CLXXV.	 	To Mr. Richard Brown. His Excise duties	412
CLXXVI.	 	To Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray. The Excise. Captain Grose. Dr. M’Gill	413
CLXXVII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Reflections on immortality	414
CLXXVIII.	 	To Lady M.W. Constable. Jacobitism	415
CLXXIX.	 	To Provost Maxwell. At a loss for a subject	415
1790.
CLXXX.	 	To Sir John Sinclair. Account of a book-society in Nithsdale	416
CLXXXI.	 	To Charles Sharpe, Esq. A letter with a fictitious signature	416
CLXXXII.	 	To Mr. Gilburt Burns. His farm a ruinous affair. Players	417
CLXXXIII.	 	To Mr. Sutherland. Enclosing a Prologue	418
CLXXXIV.	 	To Mr. William Dunbar. Excise. His children. Another world	418
CLXXXV.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Falconer the poet. Old Scottish songs	419
CLXXXVI.	 	To Mr. Peter Hill. Mademoiselle Burns. Hurdis. Smollett and Cowper	420
CLXXXVII.	 	To Mr. W. Nicol. The death of Nicol’s mare Peg Nicholson	420
CLXXXVIII.	 	To Mr. W. Cunningham. What strange beings we are	421
CLXXXIX.	 	To Mr. Peter Hill. Orders for books. Mankind	423
CXC.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Mackenzie and the Mirror and Lounger	423
CXCI.	 	To Collector Mitchell. A county meeting	424
CXCII.	 	To Dr. Moore. “Zeluco.” Charlotte Smith	425
CXCIII.	 	To Mr. Murdoch. William Burns	425
CXCIV.	 	To Mr. M’Murdo. With the Elegy on Matthew Henderson	426
CXCV.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. His pride wounded	426
CXCVI.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. Independence	426
CXCVII.	 	To Dr. Anderson. “The Bee.”	427
CXCVIII.	 	To William Tytler, Esq. With some West-country ballads	427
CXCIX.	 	To Crauford Tait, Esq. Introducing Mr. William Duncan	427
CC.	 	To Crauford Tait, Esq. “The Kirk’s Alarm”	428
CCI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. On the birth of her grandchild. Tam O’ Shanter	429
1791.
CCII.	 	To Lady M.W. Constable. Thanks for the present of a gold snuff-box	429
CCIII.	 	To Mr. William Dunbar. Not gone to Elysium. Sending a poem	429
CCIV.	 	To Mr. Peter Mill. Apostrophe to Poverty	430
CCV.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. Tam O’ Shanter. Elegy on Miss Burnet	430
CCVI.	 	To A.F. Tytler, Esq. Tam O’ Shanter	431
CCVII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Miss Burnet. Elegy writing	431
CCVIII.	 	To Rev. Arch. Alison. Thanking him for his “Essay on Taste”	432
CCIX.	 	To Dr. Moore. Tam O’ Shanter. Elegyon Henderson. Zeluco. Lord Glencairn	432
CCX.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. Songs	433
CCXI.	 	To Mr. Alex. Dalzel. The death of the Earl of Glencairn	434
CCXII.	 	To Mrs. Graham, of Fintray. With “Queen Mary’s Lament”	434
CCXIII.	 	To the same. With his printed Poems	435
CCXIV.	 	To the Rev. G. Baird. Michael Bruce	435
CCXV.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Birth of a son	435
CCXVI.	 	To the same. Apology for delay	436
CCXVII.	 	To the same. Quaint invective on a pedantic critic	436
CCXVIII.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. The case of Mr. Clarke of Moffat, Schoolmaster	437
CCXIX.	 	To the Earl of Buchan. With the Address to the shade of Thomson	437
CCXX.	 	To Mr. Thomas Sloan. Apologies. His crop sold well	438
CCXXI.	 	To Lady E. Cunningham. With the Lament for the Earl of Glencairn	438
CCXXII.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. State of mind. His income	439
CCXXIII.	 	To Col. Fullarton. With some Poems. His anxiety for Fullarton’s friendship	439
CCXXIV.	 	To Miss Davis. Lethargy, Indolence, and Remorse. Our wishes and our powers	440
CCXXV.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Mrs. Henri. The Song of Death	440
1792.
CCXXVI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. The animadversions of the Board of Excise	441
CCXXVII.	 	To Mr. William Smellie. Introducing Mrs. Riddel	441
CCXXVIII.	 	To Mr. W. Nicol. Ironical reply to a letter of counsel and reproof	442
CCXXIX.	 	To Francis Grose, Esq. Dugald Stewart	443
CCXXX.	 	To the same. Witch stories	443
CCXXXI.	 	To Mr. S. Clarke. Humorous invitation to teach music to the M’Murdo family	444
CCXXXII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Love and Lesley Baillie	445
CCXXXIII.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. Lesley Baillie	446
CCXXXIV.	 	To Mr. Thomson. Promising his assistance to his collection of songs and airs	447
CCXXXV.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Situation of Mrs.Henri	448
CCXXXVI.	 	To the same. On the death of Mrs. Henri	449
CCXXXVII.	 	To Mr. Thomson. Thomson’s fastidiousness. “My Nannie O,” &c.	449
CCXXXVIII.	 	To the same. With “My wife’s a winsome wee thing,” and “Lesley Baillie”	450
CCXXXIX.	 	To the same. With Highland Mary. The air of Katherine Ogie	450
CCXL.	 	To the same. Thomson’s alterations and observations	451
CCXLI.	 	To the same. With “Auld Rob Morris,” and “Duncan Gray”	451
CCXLII.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Birth of a daughter. The poet Thomson’s dramas	451
CCXLIII.	 	To Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray. The Excise inquiry into his political conduct	452
CCXLIV.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Hurry of business. Excise inquiry	453
1793.
CCXLV.	 	To Mr. Thomson. With “Poortithcauld” and “Galla Water”	453
CCXLVI.	 	To the same. William Tytler, Peter Pindar	453
CCXLVII.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. The poet’s seal. David Allan	454
CCXLVIII.	 	To Thomson. With “Mary Morison”	455
CCCXLIX.	 	To the same. With “Wandering Willie”	455
CCL.	 	To Miss Benson. Pleasure he had in meeting her	455
CCLI.	 	To Patrick Miller, Esq. With the present of his printed poems	456
CCLII.	 	To Mr. Thomson. Review of Scottish song. Crawfurd and Ramsay	456
CCLIII.	 	To the same. Criticism. Allan Ramsay	457
CCLIV.	 	To the same. “The last time I came o’er the moor”	458
CCLV.	 	To John Francis Erskine, Esq. Self-justification. The Excise inquiry	459
CCLVI.	 	To Mr. Robert Ainslie. Answering letters. Scholar-craft	460
CCLVII.	 	To Miss Kennedy. A letter of compliment	461
CCLVIII.	 	To Mr. Thomson. Frazer. “Blithe had I been on yon hill”	461
CCLIX.	 	To Mr. Thomson. “Logan Water.” “Ogin my love were yon red rose”	462
CCLX.	 	To the same. With the song of “Bonnie Jean”	463
CCLXI.	 	To the same. Hurt at the idea of pecuniary recompense. Remarks on song	463
CCLXII.	 	To the same. Note written in the name of Stephen Clarke	464
CCLXIII.	 	To the same. With “Phillis the fair”	464
CCLXIV.	 	To the same. With “Had I a cave on some wild distant shore”	464
CCLXV.	 	To the same. With “Allan Water”	464
CCLXVI.	 	To the same. With “O whistle, and I’ll come to you, my lad,” &c.	465
CCLXVII.	 	To the same. With “Come, let me take thee to my breast”	465
CCLXVIII.	 	To the same. With “Dainty Davie”	466
CCLXIX.	 	To Miss Craik. Wretchedness of poets	466
CCLXX.	 	To Lady Glencairn. Gratitude. Excise. Dramatic composition	466
CCLXXI.	 	To Mr. Thomson. With “Scots wha hae wi’ Wallace bled”	467
CCLXXII.	 	To the same. With “Behold the hour, the boat arrive”	468
CCLXXIII.	 	To the same. Crawfurd and Scottish song	468
CCLXXIV.	 	To the same. Alterations in “Scots wha hae wi’ Wallace bled”	470
CCLXXV.	 	To the same. Further suggested alterations in “Scots wha hae” rejected.	470
CCLXXVI.	 	To the same. With “Deluded swain, the pleasure,” and “Raving winds around her blowing”	471
CCLXXVII.	 	To the same. Erskine and Gavin Turnbull	471
CCLXXVIII.	 	To John M’Murdo, Esq. Payment of a debt. “The Merry Muses”	472
CCLXXIX.	 	To the same. With his printed poems	473
CCLXXX.	 	To Captain ——. Anxiety for his acquaintance. “Scots wha hae wi’ Wallace bled”	473
CCLXXXI.	 	To Mrs. Riddel. The Dumfries Theatre	474
1794.
CCLXXXII.	 	To a Lady. In favour of a player’s benefit	474
CCLXXXIII.	 	To the Earl of Buchan. With a copy of “Scots wha hae”	474
CCLXXXIV.	 	To Captain Miller. With a copy of “Scots wha hae”	475
CCLXXXV.	 	To Mrs. Riddel. Lobster-coated puppies	475
CCLXXXVI.	 	To the same. The gin-horse class of the human genus	475
CCLXXXVII.	 	To the same. With “Werter.” Her reception of him	475
CCLXXXVIII.	 	To Mrs. Riddel. Her caprice	476
CCLXXXIX.	 	To the same. Her neglect and unkindness	476
CCXC.	 	To John Syme, Esq. Mrs. Oswald, and “O wat ye wha’s in yon town”	476
CCXCI.	 	To Miss ——. Obscure allusions to a friend’s death. His personal and poetic fame	477
CCXCII.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. Hypochondria. Requests consolation	477
CCXCIII.	 	To the Earl of Glencairn. With his printed poems	478
CCXCIV.	 	To Mr. Thomson. David Allan. “The banks of Cree”	479
CCXCV.	 	To David M’Culloch, Esq. Arrangements for a trip in Galloway	479
CCXCVI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Threatened with flying gout. Ode on Washington’s birthday	479
CCXCVII.	 	To Mr. James Johnson. Low spirits. The Museum. Balmerino’s dirk	480
CCXCVIII.	 	To Mr. Thomson. Lines written in “Thomson’s Collection of songs”	480
CCXCIX.	 	To the same. With “How can my poor heart be glad”	480
CCC.	 	To the same. With “Ca’ the yowes to the knowes”	481
CCCI.	 	To the same. With “Sae flaxen were her ringlets.” Epigram to Dr. Maxwell.	481
CCCII.	 	To the same. The charms of Miss Lorimer. “O saw ye my dear, my Phely,” &c.	482
CCCIII.	 	To the same. Ritson’s Scottish Songs. Love and song	483
CCCIV.	 	To the same. English songs. The air of “Ye banks and braes o’ bonnie Doon”	484
CCCV.	 	To the same. With “O Philly, happy be the day,” and “Contented wi’ little”	485
CCCVI.	 	To the same. With “Canst thou leave me thus, my Katy”	486
CCCVII.	 	To Peter Miller, jun., Esq. Excise. Perry’s offer to write for the Morning Chronicle	487
CCCVIII.	 	To Mr. Samuel Clarke, jun. A political and personal quarrel. Regret	487
CCCIX.	 	To Mr. Thomson. With “Now in her green mantle blithe nature arrays”	487
1795.
CCCX.	 	To Mr. Thomson. With “For a’ that and a’ that”	488
CCCXI.	 	To the same. Abuse of Ecclefechan	488
CCCXII.	 	To the same. With “O stay, sweet warbling woodlark, stay,” and “The groves of sweet myrtle”	488
CCCXIII.	 	To the same. With “How cruel are the parents” and “Mark yonder pomp of costly fashion”	489
CCCXIV.	 	To the same. Praise of David Allan’s “Cotter’s Saturday Night”	489
CCCXV.	 	To the same. With “This is no my ain Lassie.” Mrs. Riddel	489
CCCXVI.	 	To Mr. Thomson. With “Forlorn, my love, no comfort near”	490
CCCXVII.	 	To the same. With “Last May a braw wooer,” and “Why tell thy lover”	490
CCCXVIII.	 	To Mrs. Riddel. A letter from the grave	490
CCCXIX.	 	To the same. A letter of compliment. “Anacharsis’ Travels”	491
CCCXX.	 	To Miss Louisa Fontenelle. With a Prologue for her benefit-night	491
CCCXXI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. His family. Miss Fontenelle. Cowper’s “Task”	492
CCCXXII.	 	To Mr. Alexander Findlater. Excise schemes	492
CCCXXIII.	 	To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle. Written for a friend. A complaint	493
CCCXXIV.	 	To Mr. Heron, of Heron. With two political ballads	493
CCCXXV.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Thomson’s Collection. Acting as Supervisor of Excise	494
CCCXXVI.	 	To the Right Hon. William Pitt. Address of the Scottish Distillers	495
CCCXXVII.	 	To the Provost, Bailies, and Town Council of Dumfries. Request to be made a freeman of the town	496
1796.
CCCXXVIII.	 	To Mrs. Riddel. “Anarcharsis’ Travels.” The muses	496
CCCXXIX.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. His ill-health.	497
CCCXXX.	 	To Mr. Thomson. Acknowledging his present to Mrs. Burns of a worsted shawl	497
CCCXXXI.	 	To the same. Ill-health. Mrs. Hyslop. Allan’s etchings. Cleghorn	497
CCCXXXII.	 	To the same. “Here’s a health to ane I loe dear”	498
CCCXXXIII.	 	To the same. His anxiety to review his songs, asking for copies	498
CCCXXXIV.	 	To Mrs. Riddel. His increasing ill-health	498
CCCXXXV.	 	To Mr. Clarke, acknowledging money and requesting the loan of a further sum	499
CCCXXXVI.	 	To Mr. James Johnson. The Scots Musical Museum. Request for a copy of the collection	499
CCCXXXVII.	 	To Mr. Cunningham. Illness and poverty, anticipation of death	499
CCCXXXVIII.	 	To Mr. Gilbert Burns. His ill-health and debts	500
CCCXXXIX.	 	To Mr. James Armour. Entreating Mrs. Armour to come to her daughter’s confinement	500
CCCXL.	 	To Mrs. Burns. Sea-bathing affords little relief	500
CCCXLI.	 	To Mrs. Dunlop. Her friendship. A farewell	501
CCCXLII.	 	To Mr. Thomson. Solicits the sum of five pounds. “Fairest Maid on Devon Banks”	501
CCCXLIII.	 	To Mr. James Burness. Soliciting the sum of ten pounds	501
CCCXLIV.	 	To James Gracie, Esq. His rheumatism, &c. &c.—his loss of appetite	502

Remarks on Scottish Songs and Ballads	502
The Border Tour	522
The Highland Tour	527
Burns’s Assignment of his Works	530
Glossary	531





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