There was nothing in the circumstances of his life to make a poet; indeed there was everything to discourage the making of one. Born in an artificial age and amid the most prosaic surround ings; oppressed by a poverty so insistent thathe was forced to labor far beyond his strength; thinking out his poems as he stumbled along the furrow behind his plow, or rode through the night pursuing the duties of a petty exciseman; drawn to the tavern as a relief from overwork and worry, and there indulging himself until, at the age of thirty-seven, he died, worn out with his excesses, - this is the sad history of one of the brightest and sweetest characters that Scotland has produced.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Robert Burns
Published Date - August 28 2019
ISBN - 9780267475124
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
Page Count - 36
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