Burns's poems (286)

  1. John Gordon Sinclair

    A Bard's Epitaph

    “Is there a whim-inspired fool ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by John Gordon Sinclair

  2. Siobhan Redmond

    A Dream

    “Guid-Mornin' to our Majesty ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Siobhan Redmond

  3. Stuart McQuarrie

    A Fragment [On Glenriddel's Fox breaking his chain]

    “Thou, Liberty, thou art my theme; ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Stuart McQuarrie

  4. Jonathan Watson

    A Penitential thought, in the hour of Remorse - Intended for a Tragedy

    “All devil as I am, a damned wretch ...”

    A poem written in 1771-9 and performed by Jonathan Watson

  5. John Gordon Sinclair

    A Poet's Welcome To His Love Begotten Daughter

    “Thou's welcome, wean; mishanter fa' me, ...”

    A poem written in 1784 and performed by John Gordon Sinclair

  6. Brian Cox

    A Prayer in the Prospect of Death

    “O Thou unknown, Almighty Cause ...”

    A poem written in 1781 and performed by Brian Cox

  7. Shirley Henderson

    A Prayer, Under the Pressure of violent Anguish

    “O Thou Great Being! What Thou art ...”

    A poem written in 1781 and performed by Shirley Henderson

  8. Derek Riddell

    A Tale

    “'T was where the birch and sounding thong are plyed ...”

    A poem performed by Derek Riddell

  9. David Hayman

    A Toast. Lines on the Commemoration of Rodney's Victory

    “Instead of a song, boys, I'll give you a toast ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by David Hayman

  10. Daniela Nardini

    A Verse composed and repeated by Burns

    “When death's dark stream I ferry o'er, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Daniela Nardini

  11. John Cairney

    A Waukrife Minnie

    “Whaur are you gaun, my bony lass, ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by John Cairney

  12. Phyllis Logan

    A Winter Night

    “When biting Boreas, fell and dour ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  13. Gerry Mulgrew

    A dedication to Gavin Hamilton Esq

    “Expect na, sir, in this narration ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Gerry Mulgrew

  14. Laura Fraser

    A new Psalm for the chapel of Kilmarnock

    “O, Sing a new song to the Lord, ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Laura Fraser

  15. Kate Dickie

    A sonnet upon sonnets

    “Fourteen, a sonneteer thy praises sings; ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Kate Dickie

  16. Paul Young

    Act Sederunt of the Session

    “In Edinburgh town they've made a law ...”

    A poem performed by Paul Young

  17. Gerry Carruthers

    Adam Armour's Prayer

    “Gude pity me, because I'm little ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Gerry Carruthers

  18. Maureen Beattie

    Address Of Beelzebub

    “Long life, my Lord, an' health be yours ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Maureen Beattie

  19. Richard Wilson

    Address To The Toothache

    “My curse upon your venom'd stang ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Richard Wilson

  20. Phyllis Logan

    Address To The Unco Guid

    “O ye wha are sae guid yoursel' ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  21. Juliet Cadzow

    Address to Edinburgh

    “Edina! Scotia's darling seat! ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Juliet Cadzow

  22. Liz Lochhead

    Address to General Dumourier

    “You're welcome to Despots, Dumourier ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  23. John Gordon Sinclair

    Address to a Haggis

    “Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by John Gordon Sinclair

  24. Liam Brennan

    Address to the Deil

    “O Thou! Whatever title suit thee! ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Liam Brennan

  25. Simon Donald

    Address to the Woodlark

    “O Stay, sweet warbling woodlark stay ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Simon Donald

  26. Phyllida Law

    Address, to the shade of Thomson, on crowning his bust, at Ednam, Roxburghshire, with bays

    “While virgin Spring, by Eden's flood ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Phyllida Law

  27. Paul Young

    An Extemporaneous Effusion on being appointed to the Excise

    “Searching auld wives' barrels ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Paul Young

  28. Lorraine McIntosh

    Annotations in Verse

    “Wisdom and Science - honor'd Powers! ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  29. Shirley Henderson

    Answer to an Invitation

    “The King's most humble servant, I ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Shirley Henderson

  30. Karen Dunbar

    As I Walk'd By Mysel

    “As I walk'd by myself, I said to myself, ...”

    A poem performed by Karen Dunbar

  31. Douglas Henshall

    As I look'd over yon castle wa'

    “As I looked o'er yon castle wa' ...”

    A poem performed by Douglas Henshall

  32. Eddi Reader

    At Brownhill Inn

    “At Brownhill we always get dainty good cheer ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Eddi Reader

  33. Billy Boyd

    At Roslin Inn

    “My blessings on ye, honest wife ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Billy Boyd

  34. Laura Fraser

    At Whigham's Inn, Sanquhar

    “Envy, if thy jaundiced eye ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Laura Fraser

  35. Cal Macaninch

    Banks of Cree

    “Here is the glen and here the bower ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  36. Gerda Stevenson

    Birthday Ode For 31st December, 1787

    “Afar the illustrious Exile roams ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Gerda Stevenson

  37. Alex Norton

    Broom Besoms [A]

    “I maun hae a wife, whatsoe'er she be ...”

    A poem performed by Alex Norton

  38. Alex Norton

    Broom Besoms [B]

    “Young and souple was I, when I lap the dyke ...”

    A poem performed by Alex Norton

  39. Juliet Cadzow

    Brose and Butter

    “Jenny sits up i' the laft ...”

    A poem performed by Juliet Cadzow

  40. Annette Crosbie

    Burns Grace at Kirkcudbright

    “Some have meat and cannot eat ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Annette Crosbie

  41. Dawn Steele

    Castle Gordon

    “Streams that glide in orient plains ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Dawn Steele

  42. Paul Young

    Cauld is the e'enin blast

    “Cauld is the e'enin blast ...”

    A poem performed by Paul Young

  43. Alan Cumming

    Come Rede Me Dame

    “Come rede me dame,come tell me, dame ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Alan Cumming

  44. Kate Dickie

    Comin' thro' the rye [alternate version]

    “O gin a body meet a body ...”

    A poem performed by Kate Dickie

  45. Alison Peebles

    Country Lassie

    “In simmer when the hay was mawn ...”

    A poem written in 1792 and performed by Alison Peebles

  46. Alan Cumming

    Death and Doctor Hornbook

    “Some books are lies frae end to end, ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Alan Cumming

  47. Derek Riddell

    Delia

    “Fair the face of orient day ...”

    A poem performed by Derek Riddell

  48. Maureen Beattie

    Despondency

    “Oppress'd with grief, oppress'd with care ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Maureen Beattie

  49. Gerry Mulgrew

    Duncan Davidson

    “There was a lass, they ca'd her Meg ...”

    A poem performed by Gerry Mulgrew

  50. Dawn Steele

    Duncan Davison

    “There was a lass, they ca'd her Meg ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Dawn Steele

  51. Siobhan Redmond

    Elegy On The Death of Sir James Hunter Blair

    “The lamp of day, with-ill presaging glare ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Siobhan Redmond

  52. Kate Dickie

    Elegy on the year 1788

    “For lords or kings I dinna mourn ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Kate Dickie

  53. Kate Dickie

    Ellibanks

    “Ellibanks and ellibraes ...”

    A poem performed by Kate Dickie

  54. Dawn Steele

    Epigram

    “Whoe'er he be that sojourns here ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Dawn Steele

  55. Crawford Logan

    Epigram Addressed To An Artist

    “Dear Sir, I'll gie ye some advice ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Crawford Logan

  56. Bill Paterson

    Epistle To John Goldie, In Kilmarnock

    “O Gowdie , terror o' the whigs ...”

    A poem performed by Bill Paterson

  57. David Hayman

    Epistle to Captain William Logan at Park

    “Hail, thairm-inspirin, rattlin Willie! ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by David Hayman

  58. Billy Boyd

    Epistle to Hugh Parker

    “In this strange land, this uncouth clime ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Billy Boyd

  59. Crawford Logan

    Epitaph For Mr Walter Riddell

    “Sic a reptile was Wat, sic a miscreant slave ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Crawford Logan

  60. John Ramage

    Esteem For Chloris

    “Ah, Chloris, since it may not be ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Ramage

  61. Paul Higgins

    Extempore

    “O why the deuce should I repine ...”

    A poem written in 1782 and performed by Paul Higgins

  62. Cal Macaninch

    Extempore (on The Loyal Natives' Verses)

    “Ye true 'Loyal Natives', attend to my song ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  63. Phyllida Law

    Extempore - on some commemorations of Thomson

    “Dost thou not rise, indignant shade ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Phyllida Law

  64. John Shedden

    Extempore epistle to Mr McAdam of Craigengillan

    “Sir, o'er a gill I gat your card, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by John Shedden

  65. Tam Dean Burn

    Extempore reply to an invitation

    “Sir, Yours this moment I unseal ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  66. Tam Dean Burn

    Extempore to Mr Gavin Hamilton

    “To you, sir, this summons I've sent ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  67. Barbara Rafferty

    Extempore, in the Court of Session

    “He clench'd his pamphlets in his fist ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  68. Alex Norton

    Fair Eliza

    “Turn again, thou fair Eliza ...”

    A poem written in 1792 and performed by Alex Norton

  69. Lorraine McIntosh

    Farewell Thou Stream

    “Farewell, thou stream that winding flows ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  70. Derek Riddell

    Fragment

    “Her flowing locks, the raven's wing ...”

    A poem performed by Derek Riddell

  71. Dougray Scott

    Fragment - Epistle from Esopus to Maria

    “From these drear solitudes and frowzy Cells ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Dougray Scott

  72. Stuart McQuarrie

    Fragment [Now health forsakes that angel face]

    “Now health forsakes that angel face ...”

    A poem performed by Stuart McQuarrie

  73. Tam Dean Burn

    Godly Girzie

    “The nicht it was a haly nicht ...”

    A poem performed by Tam Dean Burn

  74. Shirley Henderson

    Grace after Meat

    “O Thou in whom we live and move ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Shirley Henderson

  75. John Shedden

    Graces at the Globe Tavern

    “O Lord, when hunger pinches sore, ...”

    A poem performed by John Shedden

  76. Jonathan Watson

    Grim Grizzle

    “Grim Grizzel was a mighty Dame ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Jonathan Watson

  77. Ralph Riach

    Halloween

    “Upon that night, when fairies light ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Ralph Riach

  78. Liam Brennan

    Handsome Nell

    “O Once I lov'd a bonnie lass, ...”

    A poem written in 1771-9 and performed by Liam Brennan

  79. Paul Young

    He Till't and She Till't

    “He till't, and she till't ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Paul Young

  80. Alex Norton

    Here's a bottle and an honest friend

    “Here's, a bottle and an honest friend! ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Alex Norton

  81. Cal Macaninch

    Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear

    “Here's a health to ane I lo'e dear ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  82. Richard Wilson

    Holy Willie's Prayer

    “O Thou, who in the heavens does dwell ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Richard Wilson

  83. Laura Fraser

    How can I keep my maidenhead

    “How can I keep my maidenhead ...”

    A poem performed by Laura Fraser

  84. Stella Gonet

    Impromptu On Mrs Riddell's Birthday, 4th November 1793

    “Old Winter, with his frosty beard ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Stella Gonet

  85. Lorraine McIntosh

    Inscription on a Goblet

    “There's death in the cup - sae beware! ...”

    A poem performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  86. Simon Tait

    Jenny Macraw

    “Jenny Macraw was a bird o' the game ...”

    A poem performed by Simon Tait

  87. Tam Dean Burn

    Jeremiah 15th, Ch 10 V

    “Ah, woe is me, my mother dear! ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  88. Karen Dunbar

    Johnie Scott

    “Whare will we get a coat to Johnie Scott ...”

    A poem performed by Karen Dunbar

  89. Hannah Gordon

    Lament For The Absence Of William Creech, Publisher

    “Auld chuckie Reekie's sair distrest, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Hannah Gordon

  90. Phyllis Logan

    Lament Of Mary, Queen Of Scots, On The Approach Of Spring

    “Now Nature hangs her mantle green ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  91. John Cairney

    Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn

    “The wind blew hollow frae the hills ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by John Cairney

  92. Phil McKee

    Lassie lie near me

    “Lang hae we parted been ...”

    A poem written in 1790 and performed by Phil McKee

  93. Robbie Coltrane

    Libel Summons

    “In truth and honour's name.-Amen. ...”

    A poem performed by Robbie Coltrane

  94. Blythe Duff

    Lines Addressed to Mr John Ranken

    “Ae day, as Death, that grusome carl ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Blythe Duff

  95. John Sessions

    Lines To A Gentleman

    “Kind Sir, I've read your paper through ...”

    A poem written in 1790 and performed by John Sessions

  96. David Hayman

    Lines To An Old Sweetheart

    “Once fondly lov'd, and still rememb'red dear ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by David Hayman

  97. Liam Brennan

    Lines Written on a Banknote

    “Wae worth thy pow'r, thou cursed leaf! ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Liam Brennan

  98. John Bett

    Lines Written on a window at the King's Arms Tavern, Dumfries

    “Ye men of wit and wealth, why all this sneering ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by John Bett

  99. Brian Cox

    Lines on Meeting with Lord Daer

    “This wot ye all whom it concerns ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Brian Cox

  100. Cal Macaninch

    Lines on Stirling

    “Here Stewarts once in triumph reign'd ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  101. Dawn Steele

    Lines on the Fall of Fyers, near Loch Ness

    “Among the heathy hills and ragged woods ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Dawn Steele

  102. Kate Dickie

    Lines written in the kirk of Lamington

    “As cauld a wind as ever blew ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Kate Dickie

  103. Kate Dickie

    Lines written on windows of the Globe Tavern, Dumfries

    “The greybeard, old wisdom, may boast of his treasures, ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Kate Dickie

  104. Douglas Henshall

    Lines, wrote by Burns, while on his deathbed

    “He who of Ranken sang, lies stiff and dead ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Douglas Henshall

  105. Phil McKee

    Logan Water

    “The Logan burn, the Logan braes ...”

    A poem performed by Phil McKee

  106. Annette Crosbie

    Lord Ronald My Son

    “O where hae ye been, Lord Ronald, my son? ...”

    A poem performed by Annette Crosbie

  107. Phyllis Logan

    Love In The Guise Of Friendship

    “Your friendship much can make me blest ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  108. Billy Boyd

    Madgie cam to my bed stock

    “Madgie cam to my bedstock ...”

    A poem performed by Billy Boyd

  109. Ralph Riach

    Merry Hae I Been Teethin A Heckle

    “O Merry hae I been teethin' a heckle ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Ralph Riach

  110. Stella Gonet

    Monody on Maria

    “How cold is that bosom which folly once fired ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Stella Gonet

  111. Laura Fraser

    My Auntie Jean held to the shore

    “My Auntie Jean held to the shore ...”

    A poem performed by Laura Fraser

  112. John Bett

    My bony Mary

    “Go fetch to me a pint o' wine ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by John Bett

  113. Gary Lewis

    Nae Hair On't

    “Yestreen I wed a lady fair ...”

    A poem performed by Gary Lewis

  114. Paul Young

    Nature's Law

    “Let other heroes boast their scars ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Paul Young

  115. Cal Macaninch

    O Gat ye me wi' naething

    “Gat ye me, O gat ye me ...”

    A poem performed by Cal Macaninch

  116. Robert Carlyle

    O Leave Novels

    “O leave novels, ye Mauchline belles ...”

    A poem written in 1784 and performed by Robert Carlyle

  117. Juliet Cadzow

    O Raging Fortune's Withering Blast

    “O raging Fortune's withering blast ...”

    A poem performed by Juliet Cadzow

  118. Gerry Mulgrew

    O gin I had her

    “O gin I had her ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Gerry Mulgrew

  119. Dawn Steele

    O'er the Water to Charlie

    “Come boat me o'er, come row me o'er ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Dawn Steele

  120. Alison Peebles

    Occasional Address, Spoken by Miss Fontenelle, on her benefit night

    “Still anxious to secure a partial favour, ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Alison Peebles

  121. Liz Lochhead

    Ode [For General Washington's Birthday]

    “No Spartan tube, no Attic shell ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  122. Richard Wilson

    Ode to Spring

    “When maukin bucks, at early f ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Richard Wilson

  123. Liz Lochhead

    Ode to the departed Regency bill 1789

    “Daughter of Chaos' doting years ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  124. Phyllida Law

    Ode, sacred to the memory of Mrs Oswald of Auchencruive

    “Dweller in yon dungeon dark ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Phyllida Law

  125. Crawford Logan

    On A Dog Of Lord Eglingtons

    “I never barked when out of season ...”

    A poem performed by Crawford Logan

  126. Lorraine McIntosh

    On Captain Lascelles

    “When Lascelles thought fit from this world to depart ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  127. Denis Lawson

    On Chloris requesting me to give her a spray of a sloe-thorn in full blossom

    “From the white-blossom'd sloe, my dear ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Denis Lawson

  128. John Ramage

    On Commissary Goldie's Brains

    “Lord, to account who dares Thee call ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by John Ramage

  129. John Shedden

    On Fergusson A

    “Curse on ungrateful man, that can be pleas'd ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by John Shedden

  130. John Shedden

    On Fergusson B

    “Ill-fated genius! Heaven-taught Fergusson ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by John Shedden

  131. Stella Gonet

    On Gabriel Richardson

    “Here brewer Gabriel's fire's extinct ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Stella Gonet

  132. John Bett

    On Jessy Lewars

    “Talk not to me of savages ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by John Bett

  133. Stella Gonet

    On John McMurdo

    “Blest be M'Murdo to his latet day! ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Stella Gonet

  134. Kate Dickie

    On Johnson's Opinion of Hampden

    “For shame! ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Kate Dickie

  135. John Ramage

    On Miss J. Scott, of Ayr

    “Oh! had each Scot of ancient times ...”

    A poem performed by John Ramage

  136. Lorraine McIntosh

    On Mr Pit's hair-powder tax

    “Pray Billy Pit expain thy rigs ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  137. Lorraine McIntosh

    On Robert Riddel

    “To Riddel, much-lamented man ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Lorraine McIntosh

  138. Phyllis Logan

    On Scaring Some Water Fowl In Loch Turit

    “Why, ye tenants of the lake ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  139. Crawford Logan

    On Seeing A Wounded Hare

    “INHUMAN man! curse on thy barb'rous art ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Crawford Logan

  140. Hannah Gordon

    On The Late Captain Grose's Peregrinations Thro' Scotland

    “Hear, Land o' Cakes, and brither Scots, ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Hannah Gordon

  141. Paul Higgins

    On Willie Chalmers

    “Madam, ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Paul Higgins

  142. Blythe Duff

    On a Scotch Bard Gone to the West Indies

    “A' ye wha live by sowps o' drink ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Blythe Duff

  143. Phyllida Law

    On being asked why God had made Miss D so little and Mrs A so big

    “Ask why God made the gem so small ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Phyllida Law

  144. Barbara Rafferty

    On seeing Miss Fontenelle in a Favourite Character

    “Sweet naivete of feature ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  145. John Ramage

    On seeing Mrs Kemble in Yarico

    “Kemble, thou cur'st my unbelief ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Ramage

  146. Liam Brennan

    On the Birth of a Posthumous Child, born in peculiar circumstances of Family-Distress

    “Sweet flow'ret, pledge o' meikle love, ...”

    A poem written in 1790 and performed by Liam Brennan

  147. Clare Grogan

    On the Duchess of Gordon's Reel Dancing

    “She kiltit up her kirtle weel ...”

    A poem written in and performed by Clare Grogan

  148. Dawn Steele

    On the death of John M'Leod, Esq.

    “Sad thou tale, thou idle page ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Dawn Steele

  149. Phyllis Logan

    Paraphrase Of The First Psalm

    “The man, in life wherever plac'd ...”

    A poem written in 1781 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  150. Joyce Falconer

    Passion's Cry

    “In vain would Prudence, with decorous sneer ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Joyce Falconer

  151. Liz Lochhead

    Pegasus at Wanlockhead

    “With Pegasus upon a day ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  152. John Ramage

    Pinned to Mrs Riddell's carriage

    “If you rattle along like your mistress's tongue ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Ramage

  153. Hannah Gordon

    Poem On Pastoral Poetry

    “Hail, Poesie! thou Nymph reserv'd! ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Hannah Gordon

  154. Cal Macaninch

    Poem addressed to Mr Mitchell, Collector of Excise, Dumfries

    “Friend o' the Poet, tried and leal ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  155. Hannah Gordon

    Prologue Spoken At The Theatre Of Dumfries

    “No song nor dance I bring from yon great city ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Hannah Gordon

  156. Douglas Henshall

    Prologue spoken by Mr Woods

    “When by generous Public's kind acclaim, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Douglas Henshall

  157. Gerry Carruthers

    Remorse

    “Off all the numerous ills that hurt our peace ...”

    A poem written in 1784 and performed by Gerry Carruthers

  158. Alex Norton

    Reply to Robert Riddell [Robert Burns]

    “Dear Bard ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Alex Norton

  159. Crawford Logan

    Revision for Clarinda

    “Go on, sweet bird, and soothe my care ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Crawford Logan

  160. Simon Donald

    Robert Burns' Answer [to 'Epistle from a Taylor to Robert Burns']

    “What ails ye now, ye lousie bitch ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Simon Donald

  161. Laura Fraser

    Robin shure in hairst

    “Robin shure in hairst ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Laura Fraser

  162. Joyce Falconer

    Rusticity's ungainly Form

    “Rusticity's ungainly form ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Joyce Falconer

  163. John Cairney

    Sae Far Awa

    “O sad and heavy should I part ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by John Cairney

  164. Cal Macaninch

    Saw Ye My Phely

    “O Saw ye my dearie, my Phely? ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  165. David Rintoul

    Scotch Drink

    “Let other poets raise a fracas ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by David Rintoul

  166. Karen Dunbar

    Scots Prologue, for Mrs Sutherland's Benefit Night

    “What needs this din about the town o' Lon'on? ...”

    A poem written in 1790 and performed by Karen Dunbar

  167. Ian McDiarmid

    Second Epistle to Davie

    “I'm three times doubly o'er your debtor ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Ian McDiarmid

  168. John Cairney

    She's Hoy'd Me Out O' Lauderdale

    “There liv'd a lady in Lauderdale ...”

    A poem performed by John Cairney

  169. Liz Lochhead

    Sketch

    “Hail Poesie! Thou nymph reserv'd! ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  170. Stella Gonet

    Sketch New Year's Day. To Mrs Dunlop

    “This day, Time winds th' exhausted chain ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Stella Gonet

  171. Stella Gonet

    Sketch. Inscribed to the Right Hon. Ch. J. Fox Esq.

    “How Wisdom and Folly meet, mix, and unite ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Stella Gonet

  172. Crawford Logan

    Sonnet On Hearing A Thrush Sing

    “Sing on, sweet thrush, upon the leafless bough ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Crawford Logan

  173. Brian Cox

    Stanzas On the Same Occasion

    “Why am I so loth to leave this earthly scene ...”

    A poem written in 1781 and performed by Brian Cox

  174. Tam Dean Burn

    Sweet fa's the eve on Craigieburn

    “Sweet fa's the eve on Craigieburn ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  175. Simon Donald

    Sylvander to Clarinda

    “When dear Clarinda, matchless fair ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Simon Donald

  176. John Shedden

    Tail Todle

    “Our gudewife held o'er to Fife ...”

    A poem performed by John Shedden

  177. Brian Cox

    Tam o' Shanter

    “When chapman billies leave the street ...”

    A poem written in 1790 and performed by Brian Cox

  178. John Cairney

    The Answer, to the Guidwife of Wauchope-House

    “Guidwife, I mind it weel in early date, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by John Cairney

  179. Tom Fleming

    The Auld Farmer's New-Year-Morning Salutation To His Auld Mare, Maggie

    “A Guid New-year I wish thee, Maggie ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Tom Fleming

  180. Alex Norton

    The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer

    “Ye Irish lords, ye knights an' squires ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Alex Norton

  181. Ian McDiarmid

    The Banks O' Doon (Second Version)

    “Ye flowery banks o' bonie Doon, ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Ian McDiarmid

  182. Cal Macaninch

    The Blue-Eyed Lassie

    “I gaed a waefu' gate, yestreen ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  183. Dougray Scott

    The Bob o'Dumblane

    “As I cam down by yon castle wa ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Dougray Scott

  184. John Cairney

    The Bonie Lass Made The Bed To Me

    “When Januar wind was blawing cauld, ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by John Cairney

  185. Multiple Readers

    The Brigs of Ayr

    “The simple Bard, rough at the rustic plough ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Multiple Readers

  186. Siobhan Redmond

    The Calf

    “Right, sir! your text I'll prove it true ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Siobhan Redmond

  187. Multiple Readers

    The Cares o' Love

    “The cares o' Love are sweeter far ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Multiple Readers

  188. Dawn Steele

    The Cooper o' Dundee

    “Ye coopers and hoopers attend to my ditty ...”

    A poem performed by Dawn Steele

  189. Siobhan Redmond

    The Dean Of The Faculty

    “Dire was the hate at old Harlaw ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Siobhan Redmond

  190. Blythe Duff

    The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie, The Author's Only Pet Yowe, An Unco Mournfu' Tale

    “As Mailie, an' her lambs thegither ...”

    A poem written in 1783 and performed by Blythe Duff

  191. Juliet Cadzow

    The First Psalm

    “The man, in life where-ever plac'd ...”

    A poem performed by Juliet Cadzow

  192. John Sessions

    The Fornicator

    “Ye jovial boys who love the joys ...”

    A poem written in 1784 and performed by John Sessions

  193. Denis Lawson

    The Guidwife of Wauchope-House, to Robert Burns, the Airshire Bard

    “My canty, witty, rhyming plougman, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Denis Lawson

  194. Denis Lawson

    The Henpecked Husband

    “Curs'd be the man, the poorest wretch in life, ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Denis Lawson

  195. Vivien Heilbron

    The Holy Fair

    “Upon a simmer Sunday morn ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Vivien Heilbron

  196. Simon Donald

    The Holy Tulzie

    “O a' ye pious godly Flocks ...”

    A poem written in 1784 and performed by Simon Donald

  197. Denis Lawson

    The Hue and Cry of John Lewars

    “A thief, and a murderer! Stop her who can! ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Denis Lawson

  198. Stuart McQuarrie

    The Inventory

    “Sir, as your mandate did request ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Stuart McQuarrie

  199. Gerry Mulgrew

    The Jolly Beggars : I am a bard of no regard

    “I am a bard of no regard ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Gerry Mulgrew

  200. Liam Brennan

    The Keekin Glass

    “How daur ye ca' me 'Howlet-face', ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Liam Brennan

  201. Kate Dickie

    The Kirk of Scotland's Garland

    “Orthodox, orthodox, who believe in John Knox ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Kate Dickie

  202. David Hayman

    The Lament. Occasioned by the Unfortunate Issue of a Friend's Amour

    “O thou pale orb that silent shines ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by David Hayman

  203. David Hayman

    The Lass o' Liviston

    “The bonny lass o' Liviston ...”

    A poem performed by David Hayman

  204. Kate Dickie

    The Modiewark

    “The modiewark has done me ill ...”

    A poem performed by Kate Dickie

  205. Barbara Rafferty

    The Night was still

    “The night was still, and o'er the hill ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  206. Crawford Logan

    The Ninetieth Psalm

    “O Thou, the first, the greatest friend ...”

    A poem written in 1782 and performed by Crawford Logan

  207. Derek Riddell

    The Ordination

    “Kilmarnock Wabsters, fidge an' claw ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Derek Riddell

  208. Gerda Stevenson

    The Ploughman

    “The Ploughman he's a bony lad ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Gerda Stevenson

  209. Gerda Stevenson

    The Rantin Laddie

    “Aften hae I play'd at the cards and the dice ...”

    A poem performed by Gerda Stevenson

  210. Vivien Heilbron

    The Rights of Woman

    “While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things, ...”

    A poem written in 1792 and performed by Vivien Heilbron

  211. John Cairney

    The Ronalds of the Bennals

    “In Tarbolton, ye ken, there are proper young men, ...”

    A poem written in 1780 and performed by John Cairney

  212. John Bett

    The Solemn League and Covenant

    “The Solemn League and Covenant ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Bett

  213. Annette Crosbie

    The Tailor

    “The tailor came to clout the claise ...”

    A poem performed by Annette Crosbie

  214. Alex Norton

    The Tarbolton Lasses

    “If ye gae up to yon hill-tap ...”

    A poem written in 1771-9 and performed by Alex Norton

  215. John Bett

    The Toadeater

    “No more of your titled acquaintances boast ...”

    A poem performed by John Bett

  216. Robbie Coltrane

    The Tree of Liberty

    “Heard ye o' the tree o' France ...”

    A poem performed by Robbie Coltrane

  217. David Rintoul

    The Twa Dogs

    “Twas in that place o' Scotland's isle ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by David Rintoul

  218. Maureen Beattie

    The Twa Herds

    “O a' ye pious godly flocks ...”

    A poem written in 1784 and performed by Maureen Beattie

  219. Crawford Logan

    The Vision

    “The sun had clos'd the winter day ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Crawford Logan

  220. Crawford Logan

    The Vision Suppressed

    “With secret throes I marked that earth ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Crawford Logan

  221. Phyllida Law

    The fete champetre

    “O wha will to Saint Stephen's house ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Phyllida Law

  222. Phyllida Law

    The laddies by the banks o' Nith

    “The ladies by the banks o' Nith ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Phyllida Law

  223. Daniela Nardini

    There cam a Soger

    “There cam a soger here to stay, ...”

    A poem performed by Daniela Nardini

  224. John Cairney

    There'll Never Be Peace Till Jamie Comes Hame

    “By yon Castle wa', at the close of the day, ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by John Cairney

  225. Billy Boyd

    There's hair on't

    “O'ere yestreen I stented graith ...”

    A poem performed by Billy Boyd

  226. Alex Norton

    They took me to the Haly Band

    “They took me to the haly band ...”

    A poem performed by Alex Norton

  227. John Ramage

    Thine am I, my Chloris fair

    “Thine am I, my Chloris fair ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Ramage

  228. Robert Carlyle

    Thou Gloomy December

    “Ance mair I hail thee, thou gloomy December ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Robert Carlyle

  229. Crawford Logan

    Though fickle fortune has deceived me

    “Though fickle fortune has deceived me ...”

    A poem written in 1771-9 and performed by Crawford Logan

  230. Maureen Beattie

    To A Mountain Daisy

    “Wee, modest crimson-tipped flow'r ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Maureen Beattie

  231. Billy Boyd

    To Alexander Cunningham

    “My godlike Friend - nay do not stare ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Billy Boyd

  232. Simon Tait

    To Alexander Findlater

    “Dear Sir ...”

    A poem performed by Simon Tait

  233. Alex Norton

    To Captain Riddell

    “Your News and Review, Sir, I've read through and through, Sir ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Alex Norton

  234. John Bett

    To Chloris

    “'Tis Friendship's pledge, my young, fair Friend ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by John Bett

  235. Liam Brennan

    To Clarinda

    “Fair Empress of the Poet's soul, ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Liam Brennan

  236. John Shedden

    To Dr John MacKenzie

    “Friday first's the day appointed ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by John Shedden

  237. Liz Lochhead

    To Dr Maxwell, on Miss Jessy Staig's recovery

    “Maxwell, if merit here you crave ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  238. John Ramage

    To John Syme [A]

    “No more of your guests, be they titled or not ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by John Ramage

  239. John Ramage

    To Maria

    “'Praise Woman still!' his Lordship says ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by John Ramage

  240. Simon Donald

    To Miss Ainslie, in Church

    “Fair maid, you need not take the hint ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Simon Donald

  241. Cal Macaninch

    To Miss Cruickshank, a very young Lady

    “Beauteous rose-bud, young and gay ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  242. John Shedden

    To Miss Ferrier

    “Nae heathen name I shall prefix ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by John Shedden

  243. Stella Gonet

    To Miss Graham of Fintry

    “Here, where the Scotish Muse immortal lives ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Stella Gonet

  244. John Shedden

    To Miss Isabella MacLeod

    “The crimson blossom charms the bee ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by John Shedden

  245. David Hayman

    To Miss Logan

    “Again the silent wheels of time ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by David Hayman

  246. Tam Dean Burn

    To Mr E - on his translation of and commentaries on Martial

    “O thou, whom poesy abhors ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  247. Tam Dean Burn

    To Mr Gavin Hamilton. Mauchline

    “I hold it, sir, my bounten duty ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  248. Cal Macaninch

    To Mr Graham of Fintry, On being appointed to my Excise Division

    “I call no goddess to inspire my strains ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  249. Jonathan Watson

    To Mr John Kennedy

    “Now, Kennedy if foot or horse ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Jonathan Watson

  250. Stuart McQuarrie

    To Mr S Mackenzie

    “The friend who wild from Wisdom's way ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Stuart McQuarrie

  251. Tam Dean Burn

    To Mrs C

    “Thou flattering mark of friendship kind ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  252. Dougray Scott

    To Peter Stuart

    “Dear Peter, dear Peter ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Dougray Scott

  253. Gerry Mulgrew

    To Renton of Lamerton

    “Your billet, sir, I grant receipt ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Gerry Mulgrew

  254. John Bett

    To Robert Graham Esq of Fintry Esq with a Request for an Excise Division

    “When Nature her great Masterpiece designed ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by John Bett

  255. Derek Riddell

    To Ruin

    “All hail! inexorable lord! ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Derek Riddell

  256. Barbara Rafferty

    To Symon Gray

    “Symon Gray ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  257. Dougray Scott

    To William Stewart

    “In honest Bacon's ingle-neuk ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Dougray Scott

  258. Robert Carlyle

    To a Louse

    “Ha! whaur ye gaun , ye crowlin ferlie? ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Robert Carlyle

  259. Brian Cox

    To a Mouse

    “Wee sleekit cow'rintim'rous beastie ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Brian Cox

  260. Cal Macaninch

    To a Young Lady, Miss Jessy Lewars

    “Thine be the volumes, Jessy fair ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  261. Barbara Rafferty

    To a painter

    “Dear - , I'll gie ye some advice ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  262. John Ramage

    To the Hon Mr RM, of Panmure, on his high Phaeton

    “Thou fool, in thy Phaeton towering ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Ramage

  263. Karen Dunbar

    To the Memory of the Unfortunate Miss Burns

    “Like to a fading flower in May, ...”

    A poem written in 1791 and performed by Karen Dunbar

  264. Billy Boyd

    To the beautiful Miss Eliza J-n, on her principles of liberty and equality

    “How liberty, girl, can it be by thee nam'd? ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Billy Boyd

  265. Tam Dean Burn

    Tweedmouth Town

    “Near Tweedmouth town there liv'd three maids ...”

    A poem performed by Tam Dean Burn

  266. Douglas Henshall

    Verses addressed to J Ranken

    “I am a keeper of the law ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Douglas Henshall

  267. Barbara Rafferty

    Verses intended to be written below a noble Earl's picture

    “Whose is that noble, dauntless brow? ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  268. David Hayman

    Verses written on a window of the Inn at Carron

    “We cam' na here to view your warks ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by David Hayman

  269. Liz Lochhead

    Versicles on Sign-posts

    “He looked ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  270. Douglas Henshall

    We're a' gaun southie, O

    “Callum cam to Campbell's court ...”

    A poem performed by Douglas Henshall

  271. Robert Carlyle

    When Princes and Prelates

    “Princes and Prelates and het-headed zealots ...”

    A poem written in 1792 and performed by Robert Carlyle

  272. Ian McDiarmid

    Whistle O'er The Lave O't

    “First when Maggie was my care ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Ian McDiarmid

  273. Stella Gonet

    Will ye na can ye na let me be

    “There liv'd a wife in Whistle-cockpen ...”

    A poem performed by Stella Gonet

  274. Robbie Coltrane

    Willie Brew'd A Peck O' Maut

    “O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Robbie Coltrane

  275. John Ramage

    Wilt thou be my Dearie

    “Wilt thou be my Dearie ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Ramage

  276. Ian McDiarmid

    Winter A Dirge

    “The wintry west extends his blast ...”

    A poem written in 1781 and performed by Ian McDiarmid

  277. Liz Lochhead

    Written In Friars' Carse Hermitage

    “Thou whom chance may hither lead ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  278. Cal Macaninch

    Written Under The Picture of the Celebrated Miss Burns

    “Cease, ye prudes, your envious railing ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Cal Macaninch

  279. Gerry Carruthers

    Ye hae lien wrang, Lassie

    “Your rosy cheeks are turn'd sae wan ...”

    A poem performed by Gerry Carruthers

  280. Tam Dean Burn

    Yon, yon, yon lassie

    “I never saw a silken gown ...”

    A poem performed by Tam Dean Burn

  281. Kate Dickie

    You're welcome, Willie Stewart

    “You're welcome, Willie Stewart ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Kate Dickie

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