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Robert Burns   /rˈɑbərt bərnz/   Listen
Robert Burns

Celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796).  Synonym: Burns.

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"Robert Burns" Quotes from Famous Books

... who does not agree with our own delightful Robert Burns, of glorious memory, who "dearly lo'ed the lasses O!" So only "Let the ...
— Blackwoods Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 366, April, 1846 • Various

... Twist," and "Bull Durham Tobacco." There is not a dog or bull that uses tobacco. There is the, "Royal Bengal Tiger Cigarettes." This is taking advantage of these animals because they can not defend themselves. There is the: "Robert Burns and Tom Moore cigars." There was not a cigar in England when Burns or Tom Moore lived. I have seen a life-size picture of Abraham Lincoln advertising cigars, when Lincoln was a teetotaler from cigars or any intoxicating ...
— The Use and Need of the Life of Carry A. Nation • Carry A. Nation

... ownership of one man by another. The ideal of equality has wrecked old aristocracies that seemed to have firm hold on permanence. If one would feel again the thrill which men felt when first the old distinctions lost their power, one should read once more the songs of Robert Burns. They often seem commonplaces to us now, but they were not ...
— Christianity and Progress • Harry Emerson Fosdick

... of great men all remind us Rose is red and violet's blue; Johnny's got his gun behind us 'Cause the lamb loved Mary too. —Robert Burns' "Hocht Time in the ...
— Rolling Stones • O. Henry

... and to them it doubtless appears so. What induces our metropolitan literati, those at least who are, or affect to be the arbitri elegantiarum among them, to consider the Scotch dialect in another light? Simply because such able writers, as Allan Ramsay, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, and others, have chosen to employ it for the expression of their thoughts. Let similar able writers employ our Western Dialect in a similar way, and I doubt not the result. And why should not ...
— The Dialect of the West of England Particularly Somersetshire • James Jennings

Words linked to "Robert Burns" :   Burns, Robert Burns Woodward, poet

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