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||Robert Burns' Birthday|
||Friday January 25, 2013|
- 12:00 am
(GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London
||b. Jan. 25, 1759, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scot.|
d. July 21, 1796, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire
national poet of Scotland, who wrote lyrics and songs in the Scottish dialect of English. He was also famous for his amours and his rebellion against orthodox religion and morality.
Such A Parcel Of Rogues In A Nation
Fareweel to a' our Scottish fame,
Fareweel our ancient glory;
Fareweel ev'n to the Scottish name,
Sae fam'd in martial story.
Now Sark rins over Solway sands,
An' Tweed rins to the ocean,
To mark where England's province stands-
Such a parcel of rogues in a nation!