All about Burns by John Dawson RossAll about Burns by John Dawson Ross

All about Burns

byJohn Dawson Ross

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896. Excerpt: ... ALL ABOUT BURNS. A STUDY OF THE POET'S LIFE FROM A LITERARY STANDPOINT. BY PETER ROSS, Author of " The Literature of the Scottish Reformation," " The Scot in America," "Scotland and the Scots," UA Life of Saint Andrew;" Editor of " The Songs of Scotland, Chronologically Arranged," "Life and Works of Sir William Alexander, Earl of Stirling," etc., etc. THE MAN AND THE POET. One of the few living descendants of Scotia's immortal bard has recently uttered a protest against the merciless and continual exposure, often untruthful, of his weaknesses and sins. The protester--Mrs. S. Burns Hutchinson of Cheltenham, a granddaughter of the bard--thinks that the admirers of Robert Burns might be better employed in studying his writings than his shortcomings, and, in a gentle way, upbraids editors of the poet's works and students of his life story for gloating over his frailties and neglecting his many virtues. She quotes the late Lord Young as having, many years ago, asked the guests at a Burns dinner if it were not time to let Burns's private life alone and speak of him only as one of Scotland's greatest men--her greatest poet and song writer. In all this there is a great deal of truth, a great deal of common sense, a note of the true lines along which our study of Burns should be carried. We are not among those blind worshippers of the poet who fail to discover any faults in his character, and deny that he did things which he ought not to have done, or that he wrote much which in many ways it would have been better for his good name and fame he had never committed to paper. We regard Burns as a man, with a full share of all the faults and follies of the men of his time, rather than one who was only a very little lower than the angels. His personal life was not a bl...
Title:All about BurnsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217163343

ISBN - 13:9780217163347