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


Whose is that noble, dauntless brow? And whose that eye of fire? And whose that generous, Princely mien, Ev'n rooted Foes admire? Stranger, to justly show that brow, And mark that eye of fire, Would take His hand, whose vernal tints, His other Works admire. Bright as a cloudless Summer-sun, With stately port he moves; His guardian Seraph eyes with awe The noble Ward he loves. Among th' illustrious Scottish Sons That Chief thou may'st discern, Mark Scotia's fond-returning eye, It dwells upon Glencairn.

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Barbara Rafferty

About this work

This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1786 and is read here by Barbara Rafferty.

Themes for this poem

beauty class nationalism

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