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sEveRAL PIECES NoT INSERTED IN DR. CURRIE’s
EDITION: ExhibiTED UNDER A NEw
PLAN of ARRANGEMENT,

AND PRECEDED BY

A L I FE, 0 F T H E A U T H U R :

WITH

NOTES, AND A COMPLETE GLOSSARY.

B O S T ON :
PHILLIPS, SAMPSON, AND COMPANY,
- 18 59 .

A DW E R T IS E M E N T.

THE present edition was undertaken by a gentleman with

the view of presenting the public with the Poetical Works

of Burns more methodically arranged, more copiously illustrated, and less expensive in the purchase, than they have yet appeared. In comparing it with others, it will be found to possess several advantages. I. It contains, besides a number of other pieces not in serted in Dr. Currie's edition, “The Jolly Beggars,” a cantata replete with humorous description and discrimination of character, and inferior to no poem of the same length in the English language. It likewise comprehends “Holy Willie's Prayer,” a piece of satire unequalled for exquisite severity and felicitous delineation. II. In the editions hitherto published, no regard is paid to method or classification. In this, the poems are disposed according to their respective subjects, and divided into five books. III. Most of the poetry of Burns, though possessing an energy, a richness, and an ardor, which never fail to strike and captivate the mind, yet appears under great disadvan

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4. AD VERTISEMENT,

tages to the English reader. Much of the fire, which
waroo arol dazzles a native of Scotland, is to him necessa-
rily lost oy the obscurity of the language. To obviate this
as much as possible, a considerable number of words have
been added to the Glossary, and several of the old defini-
tions hav uo corrected or enlarged. A new Life, drawn
up with care and fidelity, has likewise been prefixed.
Of an edition, thus enlarged and improved, it is unne-
cessary to say more. Should its utility be acknowledged,
the editor will consider his exertions sufficiently rewarded.
Loxbon, FEBRUARY 25, 1819. J, T,

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Advertisement, . . . . . . . & e o e o e s a to 8 & © to . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

life of Robert Burns, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to to go do e o o . . . . . . 17

Preface to the First Edition, . . . . . . . . . to so e o os o o . . . . . . 45

Dedication to the Second Edition, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

B O O K I,

MURAL, RELIGIOUS, AND PRECEPTIVE.

The Twa Dogs, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

The Brigs of Ayr, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

The Vision, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

The Cotter's Saturday Night, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to e o o o & 77

Verses written in Friar's-Carse Hermitage, on Nith-

Side, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

A Prayer, under the Pressure of violent Anguish, ... 87

A Prayer, in the Prospect of Death,. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Stanzas, on the same Occasion, . . . . . . . . * * * * g e o so do to go . 89

Verses left by the Author at a Reverend Friend's

House, in the Room where he slept, . . . . . . . . . . 90

A Grace before Dinner, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

The First Psalm,... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

The First Six Verses of the Ninetieth Psalm... . . . . . . . 93

Epistle to a Young Friend, . . . . * & e o s e o so o e . . . . . . . . . . 94

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