BURNS, Robert


BURNS, Robert
(1759-1796)
   National Poet of Scotland whose poetry is highly skeptical and reflects ENLIGHTENMENT VALUES.

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  • Burns,Robert — Burns, Robert. 1759 1796. Scottish poet considered the major poetic voice of his nation. His lyrics, written in dialect and infused with humor, celebrate love, patriotism, and rustic life.   Burnsʹi·an adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • Burns, Robert — born Jan. 25, 1759, Alloway, Ayrshire, Scot. died July 21, 1796, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire National poet of Scotland. The son of a poor farmer, he early became familiar with orally transmitted folk song and tales. His father s farm failed, and a… …   Universalium

  • Burns, Robert — (1759 1796)    Scotland s national poet. One of seven children, Burns was born January 25 in a small thatched cottage at Alloway, near Ayr (now a museum). Scots all over the world celebrate Burns Night on that date. William Burns, a stern… …   British and Irish poets

  • Burns, Robert — (1759 1796)    Poet, was b. near Ayr, the s. of William Burness or Burns, a small farmer, and a man of considerable force of character and self culture. His youth was passed in poverty, hardship, and a degree of severe manual labour which left… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • BURNS, ROBERT —    celebrated Scottish poet, born at Alloway, near Ayr, in 1759, son of an honest, intelligent peasant, who tried farming in a small way, but did not prosper; tried farming himself on his father s decease in 1784, but took to rhyming by… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Burns, Robert — ► (1759 96) Poeta escocés. Su primer libro de poemas, Poemas escritos principalmente en dialecto escocés (1786), encierra una crítica social generalizada. * * * (25 ene. 1759, Alloway, Ayrshire, Escocia–21 jul. 1796, Dumfries, Dumfriesshire).… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Burns, Robert Easton — (1805 1863)    Born in Niagara. Called to the bar of Upper Canada, 1827. Practised at Niagara, St. Catharines, and Hamilton. Appointed judge of the Niagara District, 1836; judge of the Home District, 1844; judge of the Court of Queen s Bench,… …   The makers of Canada

  • Robert Burns — (* 25. Januar 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire; † 21. Juli 1796 Dumfries, Dumfriesshire) war ein schottischer Schriftsteller und Poet in der Zeit der Aufklärung. Er verfasste zahlreiche Gedichte, politi …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Robert Burns (homme politique quebecois) — Robert Burns (homme politique québécois) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Robert Burns. Robert Burns (5 septembre 1936 à Montréal ) a été député du Parti québécois de 1970 à 1979 et a été membre du gouvernement de René Lévesque de 1976 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Robert Burns (politicien québécois) — Robert Burns (homme politique québécois) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Robert Burns. Robert Burns (5 septembre 1936 à Montréal ) a été député du Parti québécois de 1970 à 1979 et a été membre du gouvernement de René Lévesque de 1976 …   Wikipédia en Français


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