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Burns to Mr Thomson, Aug. Whistle, and I'll come to you, my

Lad. Adown winding Nith I did wander,

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Favourite Walks of Burns,

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Peter Pindar over-estimated by Burns,

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Burns to Mr Thomson, 28th Aug. Come, let me take thee to my

Breast,

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Burns to Mr Thomson, 28th Aug. Dainty Davie,

Affairs at Home and in France,

29

Mr Thomson to Burns, 1st Sept. Delighted with the

productions of Burns's Muse. Asks twenty-three Songs, e 30

Burns to Mr Thomson, Sept. Hey, Tuttie Taitie. Fraser's

Hautboy. Song-Bruce to his Men, &c.,

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Circumstances of the composition of Scots, wha hae, &c.,

32

Burns to Mr Thomson, Sept. Behold the Hour,

33

Mr Thomson to Burns, 5th Sept. Criticism on Bruce's Address, e 33

Burns to Mr Thomson, Sept. Down the Burn, Darie. Habits in

Song-writing. Observations on Mr Thomson's list of Tunes

requiring Songs. Thou hast left me ever. Where are the

Joys ? &c. Auld Lang Syne,

35

Burns to Mr Thomson, 8th Sept. Revised copy of Bruce's

Address,

39

Mr Thomson to Burns, 12th Sept. James Balfour's singing.

Criticisms,

40

Burns to Mr Thomson, 15th Sept. Where are the Joys ? &c., 41

Burns to Mr Thomson, Sept. Deluded Swain, the Pleasure. Irish

Airs,

Library at Dumfries. Present of a Book to, by Burns.
Anecdotes of the time of Terror,

44

Burns to Mr Thomson, 29th Oct. Death of Hon. Andrew

Erskine. Thine am I, my faithful Fair. Songs by Gavin

Turnbull,

46

Impromptu on Mrs Riddel's Birthday,

48

Burns at Brownhill Inn-an Impromptu,

1 49

Nicol and Masterton with Burns at Dumfries-Impromptus, 49

Mr Thomson to Burns, 7th Nov. Apprehensions -- Thanks, 50

Burns to Mr Thomson, Dec. My Spouse Nancy,

51

Letter to John M.Murdo, Esq., Dec. Paying a Debt,

52

Collection of traditionary Songs,

52

Letters enclosing Bruce's Address. To Captain To the
Earl of Buchan.-To Captain Miller, Dalswinton,

54, 55

Mrs Walter Riddel, her Penelope-like Life,

55

Note to Mrs Riddel, promising to attend a Play,

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Anecdote of Burns from Mrs Basil Montague,

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Burns gives an Imprudent Toast–Troubles,

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A season of Intemperance. Scene at Woodley Park,

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Letter to Mrs Riddel-Penitence,

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Alienation of the Riddels from Burns. His stubborn some-

thing,

59

Letters to Mrs Riddel-Satires on her by Burns,

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Monody on a Lady famed for her Caprice,

61

Williamson, an actor,

61

Epistle from Esopus to Maria,

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Mr John Bushby—a quarrel with,

64

Letter to Mr Alexander Cunningham, 25th Feb. 1794. Misery.

Consolations in religion,

65

Letter to Mr James Johnson. Balmerino’s dirk,

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Fifth volume of Johnson's Museum, Songs in, by Burns,

67, 74

Lincluden Abbey-a haunt of Burns,

70

Sixth volume of Johnson's Museum, Songs in, by Burns,

74, 76

Bad effects of the Riddel quarrel and lampoons,

76

Death of Riddel of Glenriddel-Sonnet on, by Burns,

77

Letter to Miss

Obscure allusions to his disrepute.

Requests return of a volume lent to Glenriddel,

78

Mr Thomson to Burns, 17th April. A proposed meeting with

Burns. The melancholy Carlini. Mr Allan has begun a

sketch from “The Cotter's Saturday Night,'

79

Burns to Mr Thomson, May. David Allan's sketches. The

Banks of Cree,

80

David M'Culloch of Ardwell-anecdote of Burns,

81

Recovery of Burns from the late depressing circumstances, 81

Letter to Mr David M-Culloch, 21st June - a tour in

Galloway,

j 82

Letter to Mrs Dunlop, 25th June. Poor health. Stanzas on

Liberty,

82

Last letter to Clarinda. At a solitary inn. His favourite toast

for a married lady,

83

Burns to Mr Thomson, July. Pleyel in France. Address to

Miss Graham of Fintry, with a copy of Mr Thomson's

collection,

85

Escapes of democratic sentiment–The Creed of Poverty-The

Tree of Liberty,

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Mr Thomson to Burns, 10th Aug. Does not expect to hear

from Pleyel soon. Hopes for more Songs,

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Burns to Mr Thomson, 30th Aug. On the Seas and far away,

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Mr Thomson to Burns, 16th Sept. Criticisms,

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Burns to Mr Thomson, Sept. Cu the Yowes to the Knowes, e 92

Burns to Mr Thomson, Sept. She says she loes me best of a'.

Epigram on Miss Jessie Staig,

93

Mr Thomson to Burns. Suggests dramatic writing,

95

Mr Thomson to Burns, 14th Oct. Ritson's Collection of

Scottish songs. Difficult to obtain Scottish melodies in

their original state,

96

Burns to Mr Thomson, 19th Oct. A lady inspirer. Saw ye my

Phely? Donocht-Head. How long and dreary is the Night!

Let not Woman e'er complain. The Lover's morning Salute to

his Mistress. The Auld Man,

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Story of Chloris,

103

Verses—To Chloris,

104

Letter to Mr Peter Hill, Oct. A kipper.

Ramsay and

Cameron,

n 107

On seeing Mrs Kemble in Yarico,

108

Mr Thomson to Burns, 27th Oct. Wishes he knew the

inspiring fair one. Allan's sketch of Maggie Lauder,

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Burns to Mr Thomson, Nov. Has begun his anecdotes. My

Chloris, mark how Green the Groves. It was the Charming

Month of May. Lassie wi' the Lint-white Locks. Farewell,

thou Stream, &c. Tune of Ye Banks and Braes, how com-

posed. Instance of the difficulty of tracing the origin of

ancient airs,

Mr Thomson to Burns, 15th Nov. Thanks for Songs,

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Burns to Mr Thomson, 19th Nov. Philly and Willy. Contented

wi' Little. Canst thou leave me thus ? &c. Description of the

stock and horn,

Insouciance of Burns,

120

Mrs Riddel. Song by her to Burns,

121

Mr Thomson to Burns, 28th Nov. David Allan,

122

Mr Perry proposes to Burns for contributions to the Morning

Chronicle,

123

Letter to Peter Miller, Jun., Esq. Declines being a contributor

to the Morning Chronicle,

h 123

Burns's official income. His poverty has been overstated.

His style of housekeeping at Dumfries,

124

Burns to Mr Thomson, 9th Dec. My Nannie's away

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Letter to Mrs Dunlop, 20th Dec. Appointed to act for the

Supervisor. Reflections on the slipping away of Life,

Vicarious Courtship-Love-letters for a friond,

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Letter to Editor of Morning Chronicle,

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Burns's daily life in Dumfries,

130

Burns to Mr Thomson, Jan. 1795. For a' that and a' that,

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Political Terror subsiding,

134

Correspondence with Captain Hamilton, Jan.,

n 135

Reconciliation with Mrs Riddel. A Song by her, regarding

Burns,

136

Mr Thomson to Burns, 30th Jan. Thanks for Songs,

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Burns in a Snow-storm at Ecclefechan,

138

Burns to Mr Thomson, 7th Feb. Confined in an Inn,

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Burns to Mr Thomson, 9th Feb. 0 Lassie, art thou Sleeping

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Mr Thomson to Burns, 25th Feb.,

Kirkcudbright Election, Ballads on, March 1795, -

141

First,

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Second,

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Letter to Mr Heron of Heron,

146

Third Ballad ; John Bushby's Lamentation,

n 147

Song—The Dumfries Volunteers,

d 151

Toast for the 12th of April,

152

Neglect of Burns by the Ministry,

153

Letter to [Richard A. Oswald, Esq.], 230 April, enclosing

Election Ballads,

Letter to John Syme, Esq. Mr and Mrs Oswald. Will not

court the great,

Song-Oh, wat ye wha's in yon

Town ?

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John Syme in 1826. His Reminiscences of Burns,

156

Burns to Mr Thomson. Address to the Woodlark. On Chloris

being ill. Their Groves o' Sweet Myrtle. 'Twas na her bonnie

blue ee, &c.,

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Mr Thomson to Burns. Sends a picture by Allan as a present, e 161

Burns to Mr Thomson, 9th May. How cruel are the Parents !

Mark yonder Pomp of costly Fashion,

Burns to Mr Thomson. May. Thanks for the picture. Remarks

on his own portraits,

Mr Thomson to Burns, 13th May. Gratitude,

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Mr Thomson's attempts to remunerate Burns,

164

Proposed removal of Burns to Leith,

164

Burns to Mr Thomson. Forlorn, my Love, &c.,

Burns to Mr Thomson, 3d July. Last May a braw Wooer.

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Why, why tell thy Lover?

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Mr Thomson to Burns, 30 June. Gateslack and Dalgarnock,

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