The birth on this day 25th January, 1759, of Robert Burns, Scotland's national poet. His birthday is celebrated as Burns Bight by Scotsmen all over the world. His poem Auld Lang Syne is often sung on New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay, as it is known in Scotland (The Dumfries Volunteers)

The death of Scottish poet Robbie Burns on this day July, 1796 aged 37 The Dumfries Volunteers

During his commercial artist years, Thomson absorbed important lessons about colour, composition, simplicity, and appeal. “Decorative Illustration: A Blessing by Robert Burns,” 1909, McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

Decorative Illustration: "Blessing" by Robert Burns, 1909

Robert Burns. 1759-1796, 37 yrs, Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national bard of Scotland. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a light Scots dialect, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English and in these his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest.

January is Burns Night; also known as Robert Burns Day, Robbie Burns Day or Rabbie Burns Day. For those of you not 'in the know', this is when we celebrate

Robert Burns Quote - Scotland Thistle Print

Thistles Robert Burns Quote Print

Robert Burns Quote - Scotland Thistle Print I love Robert Burns we both love poetry & were born on the same day th !

I Wisnae Pushed I Didnae Shove  Robert Burns by ShortbChampers, £8.90

I Wisnae Pushed, I Didnae Shove - Scottish Love Print

Steinbeck took the title from a line in this poem by Robert Burns. Why do you think he did this?

Steinbeck took the title of his book Of Mice and Men from a line in this poem by Robert Burns "To a Mouse", which read: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley." (The best laid schemes of mice and men / Often go awry.

Robert Burns- To see her is to love her, and love but her forever; for nature..

Robert Burns- To see her is to love her, and love but her forever; What a wonderful poet he was!

SPL Poster Seas Gang Dry Robert Burns

A line from the Burns poem, "My love is like a red, red rose" which Magnus quotes in his final letter to his wife, Fay.