Who is Robert Burns

Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is in a "light Scots dialect" of English, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

He is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement, and after his death he became a great source of inspiration to the founders of both liberalism and socialism, and a cultural icon in Scotland and among the Scottish diaspora around the world. Celebration of his life and work b...
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Glasgow_sugar: robert burns was not involved with caribbean slavery, and never visited jamaica. it’s an odd example to cite as an example of scottish complicity in slavery. see recent work for many hundreds of scots who were complicit in jamaica.
Penarthal: as robert burns so aptly puts it o, wad some power the giftie gie us to see oursels as others see us! it wad frae monie a blunder free us, an' foolish notion.
Bladeofthes: the french are calling the british navet congelé (frozen turnip) because they are frozen in their houses and have the brains of turnips for not revolting.
Bridgeton_burns: the two main aims of bbc are to celebrate the life and works of robert burns, by holding a dinner each year on the 25th january / to promote the life and works of robert burns amongst the children of the schools of the east-end of glasgow by holding an annual competition
Jeremycorbyn: the strikes up and down this country are not just about pay. they are about poverty, hunger, stress, insecurity, inequality and injustice within our society. when you stand by striking workers, you stand up for a better world.
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Richard C Martin: A great poet, whose works I turn to when I need to water my Scottish roots.

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Not Sickness stains the Brave,
Nor any Dart,
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