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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)


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Publisher Comments:

Bestselling series of gift-size anthologies. The series contains selected poetry and prose from some of the most famous English and Scottish poets. An attractive six-pocket display pack is also available. Jarrold Publishing.


A selection of Burns's poems and songs, arranged in the order of composition and using the original texts where possible. This edition gives equal weight to Burns as song-writer and poet, providing lyrics and tunes where applicable.

Table of Contents

Selected Poems Preface

Table of Dates

Further Reading and Recordings

O Once I Lov'd (Handsome Nell)

Behind Yon Hills Where Lugar Flows (My Nanie, O)

Mary Morison

It Was Upon a Lammas Night (Corn Rigs)

Song Composed in August (Now Westlin Winds)

John Barleycorn. A Ballad

The Death and Dying Words of Poor Mailie

Poor Mailie's Elegy

My Father Was a Farmer

Epitaph on William Muir of Tarbolton Mill

Green Grow the Rashes. A Fragment

Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet

Holy Willie's Prayer

Death and Dr. Hornbook. A True Story

When First I Came to Stewart Kyle

Epistle to John Lapraik, an Old Scotch Bard. April 1st, 1785

To the Same. April 21st, 1785

To William Simson, Ochiltree. May - 1785

The Vision

A Poet's Welcome to His Love-Begotten Daughter

The Fornicator. A New Song

The Rantin Dog the Daddie O't

Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous

Man Was Made to Mourn. A Dirge

The Holy Fair

To the Rev. John McMath

To a Mouse

Love and Liberty. A Cantata

To a Louse

The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer

The Twa Dogs. A Tale

The Cotter's Saturday Night

The Auld Farmer's New-Year-Morning Salutation

To James Smith

Scotch Drink

Address to the Deil

Extempore to Gavin Hamilton. Stanzas on Naething

To a Mountain Daisy

Epistle to a Young Friend. May - 1786

Lines Written on a Bank-Note

Address of Beelzebub

A Dream

Elegy on the Death of Robert Ruisseaux

A Bard's Epitaph

To a Haggis

There Was a Lad

Lines Written Under the Portrait of Robert Ferguson

My Harry Was a Gallant Gay

Here Stewarts Once in Triumph Reigned (Lines on Stirling Window)

My Peggy's Face

An Extemporaneous Effusion on Being Appointed to the Excise

To Daunton Me

O'er the Water to Charlie

Rattlin, Roarin Willie

Epistle to Hugh Parker

I Love My Jean (Of a' the Airts)

Tam Glen

Auld Lang Syne

Louise What I Reck by Thee

Elegy on the Year 1788

Epistle to William Stewart

Afton Water (Flow Gently Sweet Afton)

To Alexander Findlater

To a Gentleman Who Had Sent Him a Newspaper

Tibbie Dunbar

The Taylor Fell Thro' the Bed

Ay Waukin, O

Lassie Lie Near Me

My Love She's But a Lassie Yet

Jamie Come Try Me

Farewell to the Highlands (My Heart's in the Highlands)

John Anderson My Jo

The Battle of Sherra-moor

Sandy and Jockie

Tam o'Shanter. A Tale

The Banks o' Doon

To Robert Graham of Fintry, Esq.

Ae Fond Kiss

The Bonie Wee Thing

I Hae a Wife o' My Ain

O for Ane and Twenty Tam!

Lady Mary Ann

The Gallant Weaver

Hey Ca' Thro'

When Princes and Prelates (Why Shouldna Poor Folk Mowe)

Logan Water

O, Whistle an' I'll Come to Yet, My Lad

Scots Wha Hae

A Red, Red Rose

Sae Flaxen Were Her Ringlets (She Says, She Loves Me Best of a')

Ode to Spring

Is There for Honest Poverty (A Man's a Man for a' That)

Lines Written on Windows of the Globe Inn, Dumfries

I Murder Hate

Kirkcudbright Grace

Last May a Braw Wooer


Charlie He's My Darling

It Was a' for Our Rightfu' King

Oh Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast


Chronological Sketch: Scottish History and Literature Before Burns

Glossary, with a Note on Burns and Dialect

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines

Product Details

McGuirk, Carol
McGuirk, Carol
Burns, Robert
Penguin Books
London ;
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Scotland Poetry.
Single Author - British & Irish
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
no. L337
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
from 12
7.78x5.09x.89 in. .58 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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