Robert Burns

Robert Burns

POET

Major Scottish poet associated with the Romantic movement and known for such poem-songs as "Auld Lang Syne" and "A Red, Red Rose." The first edition of his Scottish-dialect poems was published in 1786.
  • When was
    Robert Burns born?

    Robert Burns was born on Thursday, January 25, 1759

  • Where was
    Robert Burns born?

    Robert Burns was born in Scotland

  • How old is
    Robert Burns?

    Robert Burns is 260


Best Quotes

  • There's nought but care on ev'ry han', In ev'ry hour that passes, O:...
  • The soger frae the wars returns, The sailor frae the main,...
  • Then let us pray that come it may,— As come it will for a' that,—...
  • See Social-life and Glee sit down, All joyous and unthinking,...
  • O pale, pale now, those rosy lips, I aft hae kissed sae fondly;...
  • Of a' the airts the wind can blaw, I dearly like the west, For there the bonnie lassie lives, The lassie I lo'e best;
  • When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.
  • Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met -- or never parted -- we had never been broken-hearted.
  • The great Creator to revere Must sure become the creature; But still the preaching cant forbear, And ev'n the rigid feature: Yet ne'er with wits profane to range Be complaisance extended; An atheist laugh's a poor exchange For deity offended.
  • Ae fond kiss, and then we sever! A farewell, and then forever! Deep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee, Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee. Who shall say that Fortune grieves him, While the star of hope she leaves him? Me, nae cheerful twinkle lights me, Dark despair around benights me.
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