Address To The Deil

Robert Burns

Address To The Deil 1785 O Prince! O chief of many throned Pow’rs That led th’ embattl’d Seraphim to war- Milton O Thou! whatever title suit thee- Auld Hornie, Satan, Nick, or Clootie, Wha in yon cavern grim an’ sootie, Clos’d under hatches, Spairges about the brunstane cootie, To scaud poor wretches! Hear me, auld … Read more Address To The Deil

The Author’s Earnest Cry And Prayer

Robert Burns

The Author’s Earnest Cry And Prayer To the Right Honourable and Honourable Scotch Representatives in the House of Commons. 1786 Dearest of distillation! last and best- -How art thou lost!- Parody on Milton   Ye Irish lords, ye knights an’ squires, Wha represent our brughs an’ shires, An’ doucely manage our affairs In parliament, To … Read more The Author’s Earnest Cry And Prayer

The Cotter’s Saturday Night

Robert Burns

The Cotter’s Saturday Night Inscribed to R. Aiken, Esq., of Ayr.   1785 Let not Ambition mock their useful toil, Their homely joys, and destiny obscure; Nor Grandeur hear, with a disdainful smile, The short and simple annals of the Poor. Gray   My lov’d, my honour’d, much respected friend! No mercenary bard his homage … Read more The Cotter’s Saturday Night