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It was the charming month of O Kenmure's on and awa, Willie, iv. 264

iv. 111 O ken ye what Meg o' the Mill has
It was upon a Lammas night,
i. 72 gotten?

iii. 296
Jamie, come try me,

iv. 255 O lassie, art thou sleeping yet? iv. 139
Jockey 's taen the parting kiss, iv. 75 O lay thy loof in mine, la-s, iv. 76
John Anderson my jo, John,

iii. 110

O leeze me on my spinning-wheel, iii. 240
Lassie wi' the lint-white locks, iv. 112 O Logan, sweetly didst thou glide, iii. 310
Last May a braw wooer cam down O lovely Polly Stewart!

iv. 72
the lang glen,

iv. 165 O luve will venture in where it
Let love sparkle in her ee,
iv. 267 daurna weel be seen,

iii. 243
Let me ryke up to dight that tear, i. 176 | O Mally's meek, Mally's sweet, iv. 76
Let not woman e'er complain, iv. 100 0 May, thy morn was ne'er so
Long, long the night,
iv. 159 sweet,

iii. 216
Loud blaw the frosty breezes, ii. 215 O meikle thinks my luve o' my
Louis, what reck I by thee? . iv. 71 beauty,

iii. 236
Mark yonder pomp of costly o mirk, mirk is this midnight
iv. 162 hour,

iii. 284
Musing on the roaring ocean, ii. 216 o my luve's like a red, red rose, iv. 68
My bonny lass, I work in brass, i. 177 On a bank of flowers, in a summer
My Chloris, mark how green the


iii, 112

iv. 110 On Cessnock Banks there lives a
My father was a farmer upon the


i. 52
Carrick border, o,

i. 62 O open the door, some pity to shew, iii. 290
My Harry was a gallant gay, iii. 109 O Philly, happy be that day, iv. 116
My heart is a breaking, dear O poortith cauld, and restless love, iii. 279

iii. 114 o sad and heavy should I part, iv, 271
My heart is sair-I dare na tell, iv. 71 O saw ye bonnie Lesley,

iii. 228
My heart is wae, and unco wae,

ii. 138 O stay, sweet warbling woodlark,
My heart's in the Highlands, my


iv. 159
heart is not here,

iii. 113 O steer her upånd haud her gaun, iv. 274
My Peggy's face, my Peggy's form, ii. 165 O tell na me o' wind and rain, iv. 140
Nae gentle dames, though e'er sae O this is no my ain lassie,

iv. 168

i. 249 Out over the Forth I look to the
No churchman am I for to rail


iv. 71
and to write,

i. 94 Out ower yon muir, out ower yon
Now in her green mantle blithe


iv. 75
nature arrays,
iii. 217 O wat ye wha's in yon town,

iv. 139
Now rosy May comes in wi’ flowers, iv. 28 O wha is she that loes me,

iv. 249
Now spring has clad the grove in O whare did you get that hauver
iv. 169 meal bannock?

iv. 251
Now westlin winds and slaught'r- O whistle, and I'll come to you,
ing guns,

i. 74

ii. 212; iv. 26, 167
O aye my wife she dang me, iv, 275 O Willie brewed a peck o' maut, iii. 64
O bonnie was yon rosy brier, iv. 170 O wilt thou go wi' me, sweet Tibbie
O cam ye here the fight to shun, iii. 111 Dunbar ?

iii. 108
Of a'the airts the wind can blaw, ii. 268

Powers celestiai! whose protec-
O gin my love were yon red rose, iii. 311 tion,

i. 250
O guid ale comes and guid ale Raving winds around her blowing, ii 215
iv. 276 Robin shure in hairst,

iv. 276
Oh, I am come to the low countrie, iv. 273 Sae flaxen were her ringlets, iv. 93
Oh, Lady Mary Ann looked o'er Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled, iv. 31, 39
the castle wa',

iv. 263 See! the smoking bowl before us! i. 179
Oh, Mary, at thy window be, i. 71 She is a winsome wee thing,

iii. 254
Oh, once I loved a bonnie lass, i. 30 She's fair and fause that causes
O how can I be blithe and glad, iii. 237

my smart,

iii. 247
O how shall I, unskilfu', try, . iii. 197 Should auld acquaintance be for-
Oh, raging fortune's withering

got, •

ii. 300; iv. 38

i. 104 Simmer 's a pleasant time, iv. 254
Oh, saw ye my dear, my Phely, iv. 98 Sir Wisdom's a fool when he's fou, i. 174
Oh, Tibbie, I hae seen the day, i. 44 Sleep'st thou, or wak'st thou,
Oh, wat ye wha's in yon town? iv. 155 fairest creature ?

iv, 101
Oh, were I on Parnassus' hill, ii. 269 Stay, my charmer, can you leave
Oh, wert thou in the cauld blast, iv, 195


ii. 214
Oh, wha will to St Stephen's Streams that glide in orient
ii. 282 plaing,

ii. 132

my lad,





Sweet closes the eve on Craigie- "Twas na her bonnie blue ee was
burn Wood,

iii, 234
my ruin,

iv. 160
Sweet fa's the eve on Craigieburn, iii. 235 Up in the morning 's no for me,

iv. 252
Sweetest May, let love inspire thee, iv. 276 Up wi' the carles o' Dysart, iv, 265
The bonniest lad that e'er I saw, iv. 271 Wae is my heart, and the tear's in
The Catrine woods were yellow seen, i. 156 my ee,

iv, 73
The day returns, my bosom burns, ii, 285 Wee Willie Gray, and his leather
The deil came fiddling through the


iv. 275

iii. 224 Wha is that at my bower-door? iv, 258
The gloomy night is gathering fast, i. 302 Whare hae ye been sae braw, lad? iv. 256
Their groves o' sweet myrtle let What can a young lassie, what
foreign lands reckon,
iv. 160 shall a young lassie,

iii. 237
The laddies by the banks o'Nith, iii. 87 What will I do gin my hoggie die? iv. 254
The last time I came o'er the moor, iii. 304 Wha will buy my troggin? iv. 196
The lazy mist hangs from the brow When clouds in skies do come
of the hill,
ii. 296 together,

i. 103
The lovely lass o' Inverness, iv, 67 When first I came to Stewart Kyle, i. 101
The noble Maxwells and their

When first I saw fair Jeanie's

iii. 241

iii. 98
The ploughman he's a bonnie lad, iv. 253 When Guildford good our pilot
There lived a carle on Kellyburn


ii. 49

iv. 266 When O'er the hill the eastern
There's auld Rob Morris that


iii. 251, 263
wons in yon glen,

iii. 264 When rosy morn comes in wi'
There's braw, braw lads on Yar.


iii. 109
row braes,

iii. 280 When wild war's deadly blast was
There's nought but care on every


iii. 294

i. 92 When winter's wind was blawing
There was a lad was born in Kyle, i. 97 cauld,

iv. 270
There was a lass, and she was fair, iii, 313 Where are the joys I hae met in
There was a lass, they ca'd her Meg, iv. 252 the morning?

iv. 37, 42
There was once a day, but old Where, braving angry winter's
Time then was young,
iv. 248 storms,

ii. 165
There were five carlines in the Where Cart rins rowin' to the
iii. 89 sea,

iii. 246
There were three kings into the Where live ye, my bonnie lass? iv. 262

i. 70 While larks with little wing, iv. 21
The small birds rejoice in the green Whom will ye send to London
leaves returning,
ii. 250 town?

iv. 141
The smiling spring comes in re-

Why, why tell thy lover?

iv. 166

iii. 246 Willie Wastle dwalt on Tweed, iii. 244
The Thames flows proudly to the Will ye go to the Indies, my Mary? i. 250
iii. 114 Wilt thou be my dearie?

iv. 72
The tither morn, when I forlorn, iv. 259

Ye banks, and braes, and streams
The weary pund, the weary pund, iv. 260 around,

iii. 254
Thickest night, o'erhang my

Ye banks and braes bonnie
ii. 214 Doon,

iii. 244
Thine am I, my faithful fair, iii. 106 Ye flowery banks o' bonnie Doon, ii. 33
Though cruel fate should bid us Ye gallants bright, I rede ye right, iii. 110

i. 254 Ye Jacobites by name, give an ear,
Though women's minds, like give an ear,

iv. 263
winter winds,

iv. 258 Ye 're welcome to despots,
Thou hast left me ever, Jamie ! iv. 37 Dumourier,

üi. 299
To thee, loved Nith, thy gladsome Ye sons of old Killie, assembled
iv. 137 by Willie,

i. 280
True-hearted was he, the sad Yestreen I got a pint o'wine, iii. 299
swain o' the Yarrow, .

iii. 291 Yon wild mossy mountains sae
Turn again, thou fair Eliza, iii. 242 lofty and wide,

iii. 238
'Twas even--the dewy fields were Young Jamie, pride of a'the plain, iv, 268

i. 281 | Young Jockey was the blithest lad, iv. 258
Twas in the seventeen hunder Young Peggy blooms our bonniest

iv. 147

i. 198
305 ; letters to, ii. 20, 28, 38, 44; anec- ii. 124; verses on, 126.
dote of, iii. 56.




Aberdeen, Burns at, ii. 134.

Ballochmyle, adventure of Burns atio
Aberfeldy, the falls at, ii. 122.

i. 280.
Adair, Dr James M., accompanies Burns Balmerino's dirk, iv. 67.
to Harvieston, ii. 145, 315.

Banff, Burns at, ii. 133.
Addington, Mr Henry (Lord Sidmouth), Banks of Helicon, an old tune, iv. 39.

verses by, on Burns, ii. 133; iv. 153. Bannockburn, Burns on the field of,
Afton, river, celebrated by Burns, iii. 245.

ii. 116.
Aiken, Andrew, poem addressed to, i. 244. Baptism, anecdote of a, in Burns's house,
Miss Grace, i. 105; ii. 110; iv. 190.

iii. 278.
Mr Robert, writer in Ayr, i. 135, Barclay, Mr, a Berean minister, iii. 111.
160; account of, 225, 227; letter to, Begbie, Ellison, i. 52 ; letters to, 55.
234; 290; letter to, 317; ii. 201, 256; Begg, Mrs (Isabella Burns), sister of the
iv. 225, 235.

poet, i. 41, 65, 75, 81, 82.
Ainslie, Rachel, ii. 79, 92.

Belles of Mauchline, i. 99,
Robert, a young friend of Burns, Benson, Miss (Mrs Basil Montagu), letter
ii. 71 ; accompanies Burns on a tour, to, iii. 288; anecdote reported by,
78; letters to, 100, 105, 113, 167; anec- iv. 56.
dote told by, 168 ; letters to, 234, 259, Beugo, Mr, engraver of Burns's portrait,
264, 270, 271, 309; iii. 48, 84; visits ii. 42; letter to, 280.
Burns at Ellisland, 151; letters to, Biggar, Misses, Kirkogwald, i. 35.
211, 306.

Birtwhistle, Alexander, Esq., iii. 88;
Ainslie's map of Scotland, iii, 167.

iv. 143.
Airds Hill, adventure of Burns at, iv, 18. Blacklock, Dr Thomas, the blind poet,
Albany, Bonny Lass of, a Jacobite effu- i. 303, 329 ; ii. 34; letter to, 296; epistle
sion, ii. 138.

from, iii, 76; epistle to, 77; verse
Alexander, Wilhelmina, of Ballochmyle, epistle from, 145.
i. 280 ; letter to, 328.

Blackstock, Miss Jane, song upon,
Alison, Rev. Archibald, iii. 168.

iii. 281,
Allan, David, painter, iii. 287; iv. 161, 164. Blair, Burns visits the Duke of Athole
Alloway Kirk, iii. 151, 155, 159.

at, ii. 123.
Alnwick, Burns at, ii. 93.

Blair, Rev. Hugh, i, 330 ; ii. 61, 68; letter
American war, ballad on, ii. 49.

to, 75 ; letter by him to Burns, 76.
Anderson, Dr James, editor of the Bee, Blair, Sir J. H., elegy on, ii. 107.
iii. 145; letter to, 146.

Blane, John, gaudsman to Burns, i. 146.
'Anna,' a song upon, iii. 299.

Bloomfield, Robert, the poet, iii. 276.
Argyle, Duke of, anecdote of, iv. 291. Bonnie Doon, a song, ii. 33.
Association theory of beauty, iii. 169. Books bought by Burns from Mr Peter
Athole, Duke of, entertains Burns, ii. 123. Hill, iii. 167.
Auld, Rev. Mr, minister of Mauchline, Books read by Burns in early life, i. 13,
i. 134, 270; iii. 57.

Ayr, Burns resides at, in boyhood, i. 20. Bowmaker, Rev. Dr, of Dunse, ii. 79, 92.
Ayton, Sir Robert, a song by, iii. 238. Boyd, Rev. William, of Fenwick, i. 222.

Breadalbane, Earl of, satirised by Burns,
Bacon, of Brownhill Inn, iv. 49.

i. 255.
Baillie, Lady Grizel-a ballad of hers Brice, Mr David, letters to, i. 253, 271.
quoted, iv. 81.

Brow, Burns at, for sea-bathing, iv. 201.
Baillie, Miss Lesley, song upon, iii. 228, Brown, Dr John, author of Brownonian
231, 254.

System, ii. 111.
Baird, Rev. George, letter to, iii. 174. Brown, Mr Samuel, letter to, ii. 258.
Balfour, Mr James, a noted singer of -, Richard, an early friend of
Scottish songs, iv. 41.

Burns, i. 39, 59; ii. 186, 226, 229; letters
Ballads, ancient, Burns's admiration to, 231, 239, 248; iii. 44, 85.
of, i. 102.

Brownhill Inn, Burns at, iv. 49.
Ballantyne, John, Esq., of Ayr, i. 234, Bruar Water, Falls of, visited by Burns,

Bruce, Michael, the poet, iii. 174.

Bruce, Mrs, of Clackmannan, ii. 154.

,Robert, hissword,Burns knighted
by, ii. 153. * Address to his Men at

Bannockburn,' iv. 31.
• Bruce's Address '-Scots wha hae, &c.

Circumstances of its composition,

iv. 32
Brydges, Sir Egerton, ideal visit of, to

Burns, iii. 143.
Buchan, Earl of, ii. 16, 36; letter to, 36;

invitation from and letter to, iii. 193;

letter to, iv. 55.
Buchanites, Burns's account of the, i. 95.
Burn, Mr Robert, architect, iii. 221.
Burnes, Mr James, of Montrose, letters

of the poet to, i 83, 95, 297; visited
by the poet, ii. 136; letter to, iii. 22;
iv. 205 ; sends help to Burns, 207; his

generous offers to Mrs R. Burns, 222.
Burnes, Mr James, of Montrose (second

of the name), ii. 136 ; iv. 206.
Burnet, Eliza, daughter of Lord Mon-

boddo, ii. 21, 22, 24 ; iii. 167.
Burns, Agnes, mother of the poet, i. 26,

27. 331, 338: iv. 233.
Burns Agnes and Annabella, sisters of

the poet, i. 41, 331.
Burns, Elizabeth, a daughter of the

poet, iii. 260; iv, 175. 185.
Burns, Elizabeth, two children of Burns,

iv. 307.
Burns, Francis Wallace, the poet's

second son, born, iii. 60; iv. 229.
Burns, Gilbert, brother of the poet, i. 12,

25, 84, 109, 331, 337: letter to, ii. 136,
217; Robert Burns lends money to,
251 ; writes to R. Burns, 305 ; letter to,
iii. 101; remarks by, on political time-
servers, 277; letter to, iv. 204 ; letter
from, iv. 221; conduct at his brother's
death, 222; letter of to Mr George
Thomson, 226; his edition of the poet's

works, 231-3.
Burns, James Glencairn, the poet's

youngest surviving son, iv. 230.
Burns, Miss, iii 117; iv. 241,

Mr Robert, the poet's eldest son,
iii. 289; iv. 70, 130, 132, 229.
Burns, Mrs Robert, the poet's wife

(see also “ Jean'), iii, 72, 140, 152, 260;

iv. 125, 132, 174, 205, 208, 209, 222, 229, 230,
Burns. Robert, the poet, his ancestry,

i. 333; parentage and early days, 10; his
first love, 12, 29; books read by him in
boyhood, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 38, 339,
343; early companions, 11, 12; anec-
dote of his birth, 16; at Kirkoswald
school, 31; at Irvine, 39, 58; early love
affairs, 40, musical accomplishments
of, 66; sober habits in early life, 85;
as a farmer and man of business, 85;
(also iii, 139, 141, 146); severe illness and
penitential reflections, 86; as a free-
mason, 94, 278; acquaintance with
Jean Armour, 97; first determination
of his mind to literature, 99: religious

feelings and habits, 159 (also ii. 55,
190, 219; iii. 49, 63, 93) ; collects money
for his poems at Maybole, 290; visits
St Margaret's Hill, 300; contemplates
emigration to the West Indies, 231,
233, 247, 271, 283, 290, 305, 315, 327;
troubles connected with his passion for
Jean Armour, 231, 237, 283; publishes
his poems, 284; first criticism on his
poems, 327 ; metres of Burns, 345; sale
of Kilmarnock edition of the poems,
349; comes to Edinburgh, ii. 13; re-
ception by the Edinburgh literati, 21;
personal appearance and conversation
in Edinburgh, 25; at Smellie's printing-
office, 40; portrait of, by Nasmyth, 42;
raises a monument to Robert Fergus-
son, 45; as a lion of the season, 57;
description of, at Dr Blacklock's, 60;
meeting of Sir Walter Scott and Burns,
64 ; second edition of his poems pub-
lished, 70 ; tour in the south of Scot-
land, 78-90; trip to West Highlands,
99; Highland tour, 113-136; trip to
Harvieston, 145; feeling for fine scenery,
155; acquaintance with Mrs M.Lehose
(Clarinda), 175; appointed to a situa-
tion in the Excise, 227 ; takes a farm
in Dumfriesshire, 242; confirms his
union with Jean Armour, 258; com-
mences residence at Ellisland, 263 ;
becomes exciseman of his district,
iii, 60; manner of performing his duty,
82; breaks his arm, 179; gives up
his farm, and removes to Dumfries,
206; his acrimony and its source,
187, 260; his manner of life in Dum-
fries, 266; his political manifestations,
270; escapes of political feeling, 299;
reprimanded by the Excise Board, 274;
sufferings from bad times, iv. 13;
excursion with Mr Syme through
Galloway, 14; exasperations, 19; his
favourite walks, 25, 70; anecdote of,
connected with a library, 44; im-
promptus, 49; gives an imprudent
toast, 57 ; offends and quarrels with Mrs
Riddel, 58; democratic effusions, 86 ;
a poetical goddess, 97; his insouciant
character, 120; his style of housekeep-
ing at Dumfries, 124; his daily life in
Dumfries, 130; adventure at Eccle-
fechan, 138; neglect of, by the mi-
nistry, 153; his moral habits, 174; his
health fatally injured, 183; his death,
209; funeral, 210; remarks on his
character and talents, 217; his debts,
221; exertions in behalf of his family,
223 ; his works edited by Dr Currie,
228; monument to, 233; versicles of,
235; reputation in his latter years, 299;
subscriptions for Burns's family, 304;

bibliography of Burns, 312.
Burns, William, brother of th', poet,

iii. 24 ; letters to, ibid., 33, 85, 119; letter
to, 1:0; death of, 146

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Burns, William Nicol, the poet's second to, 22; letter to, asking his interference
son, born, iii. 180; iv, 163, 230.

in a quarrel, 57, 168.
Burns, William, father of the poet, i. 10, Clark, William, a servant of Burns,

15, 17, 18, 23; fore-ees his son's genius, iii. 141.
29; letter of the poet to, 60; last ill-Cleghorn, Mr Robert, letter to, ii. 250.
ness, 80; Mrs Brgy's recollections of, Clunie, Rev. Mr, a song sung by, iv, 92.
81; death, 82; epitaph on, by the poet, Cochrane, Grizel, anecdote of, ii. 117.

83; his religious sentiments, 122. Cockburn, Lord, iv. 227.
Bushby Maitland. ---, Esq., iv. 145.

-, Mrs, i. 36; iii. 315.
Mr John, entertains Burns, Coldstream bridge. Hurns at, ii. 80.
iv. 64; quarrel with, ibid , 141, 144; his Collins's Ode to Evening, imitated by

Lamentation, 147, 196 ; epitaph on, 246. Burns, iii. 194.
Business, Burns as a man of, i. 85; Combe, Mr George, his phrenological
iii. 139, 141, 146.

view of Burns's character, iv. 308.

Commonplace book of Burns, 1783, i. 75,
Cadell and Davies, Messrs, of London, 92, 96, 101, 159.

publish the poet's works, iv. 227; en- Commonplace-book, 1787, ii. 67.
gage Mr Gilbert Burns on an improved

1788, ii. 265.
edition, 231.

Communion, circumstances attending
Caledonian Hunt, gentlemen of, sub- administration of, in Scotland, i. 261.

scribe for Burns's poems, ii. 71; dedi- Constable, Lady Winifred Maxwell,
cation to, 70.

iii. 87 ; letter to, 94; 183 ; letter to, 184;
Cameron, Omeron, story of, ii. 153.

song upon, 241,
Campbell, Ilay, lord advocate, ii. 54. . Contented wi' little, and cantie wi'

Mary (Highland Mary), mair,' a song representing Burns's
account of, i. 247; parting of Burns own character, iv. 118, 120.
with, 248; question regarding the date Copland, Mrs, of Dumfries, iv. 190.
of Burns's attachment to, 248-251, 312- Cotter's Saturday Night,' account of
315; death of, 313; anniversary of her that poem, i. 143; the poem, i. 160; ii. 80,
death in 1789, iii. 72; poem on, 73; final 134; picture of by David Allan, iv. 164.
investigation of the date, 74 ; song upon Covenant, Solemn League and, epigram,
(* Highland Mary'), 254.

iv. 242.
Candlish, Mr James, letters to, ii. 55, Cowper, the poet, Burns's opinion of,
225; allusion to, iii. 30.

iv. 180.
Canongate Kilwinning Lodge of Free- Cox, Mr Robert, paper by, on Burns's
masons, ii. 17.

head, iv. 311.
Cardonnel, Mr, antiquary, envelope Craig, 'Mrs, visited by Burns when at
addressed to, iii. 81.

Brow, iv. 208.
Carfrae, Rev. Mr P., letter from, iii, 26; Craigieburn Wood, iii. 234.
letter to, 28.

Craik, Miss, of Arbigland, iii. 289; iv. 19.
• Carlines, the Five,' an election ballad, Cranium of Burns, iv. 307.
iii. 89.

Crawford, Robert, the pastoral poet,
Carlim, the melancholy, iv. 79.

iv. 35, 283-4.
Carlisle, Burns at, ii. 93.

Crawford, Thomas, of Cartsburn, ii. 248.
Carlyle, Thomas, iv. 137, 218.

Creech, Mr William, publisher, ii. 16;
Carrick coast, i, 31, 32.

letter to, ii. 85; tedious settlement of
Carronades, four, bought by Burns, accounts with, 174, 199, 200; sum paid
and sent to France, iii. 224.

by to Burns, 247; satirical sketch
Carron Works, Burns passes, ii. 115; of, iii. 15; a new settling of accounts,
visited by Burns, 145.

24 ; at last amicable and fair,' 32;
Cathcart, Miss, ii. 129.

letter to, 45; Burns takes revenge
Chalmers, Miss Margaret, ii, 117; letters

upon, 184,
to, 144, 164 ; songs upon, 165; letter to, Cririe, Rev. Dr, ii. 291.
166; her character, 167; letters to, 170, Crochallan Fencibles, ii, 41.
179, 182, 199, 227, 242, 253, 283.

Crombie, Alexander, iii, 166.
Chalmers, Mr William, writer in Ayr, Cromek, Robert, his 'Reliques of Burns'
i, 293, 329; ii. 24.

quoted, ii. 62, 273.
Chloris (Jean Lorimer), songs on, iii. • Cromlet's Lilt,' anecdote of, iv. 285.

235; iv. 93, 101; verses to, 104; her Cruikshank, Miss Jenny, Beauteous
story, 103 ; songs upon, 110, 112.

rose-bud,'ii. 158.
Clarke, Mr James, teacher, iii. 185; letters Cruikshank, Mr William, letter to,

to, 218, 222; besought for a return of ii. 149; Burns lodges with, 157 ; letters
lent money, iv, 189; letter from, 189; to, 233, 304 ; noticed, iii. 39; epigram
letter to, 200; 221.

upon, iv. 241.
Clarke, Mr, musician, ii, 161, 217; letter Cunningham, Allan - his “Life and

to, iii. 227; 232; iv. 21; jocular allusions Works of Burns' referred to, i. 64

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