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What Bridge Features in “Tam O’ Shanter”?

Posted on 25 January, 2011 8:41 am

Yesterday on Scottish Quest, via Twitter, we asked Which bridge features in Burns’ poem ‘Tam O’Shanter’? The answer, of course, is “Brig O’ Doon.

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What Was Robert Burns’ First Song?

Posted on 20 January, 2011 7:58 am

Yesterday on Scottish Quest we asked “What was Robert Burn’s first song?” And the answer is “Handsome Nell“. ‘Handsome Nell’ was written in 1774 for Helen Blair. Burns later wrote that he ‘first committed the sin of rhyme’ with this work. It was the custom to pair young couples to gather the harvest and his partner was [...]

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