The prose works of Robert Burns; containing his letters and correspondence and amatory epistles

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To Mrs Dunlop March 22 1787 Respecting his Prospects
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To
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To Mrs Dunlop March 4 Reflectious after a Visit
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To Mr MʻAuley of Dumbarton June 4 Account of
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To
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To Sir John Sinclair Account of a Book Society among
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No Page 117 From A F Tytler Esq Nov 27 Criticism on the Whis
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To Mrs Dunlop al Moreham Maine Nov 13
119
Anacharsis
146
To Mrs Dunlop Account of the Death of her Daughter and of his own ill Healih
147
To Mrs R June 4 1766 Apology for not going to the Birthnight Assembly
148
To Mrs Burns Sea Bathing affords little Relief
150
To Mrs Dunlop July 12 1796 Last Farewell
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152 CORRESPONDENCE between Mr THOMPSON and Mr BURNS including Criticisms on Scottish Poetry
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No Page
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To Mr Cunningham Aug 8 Aspirations after Indepen
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Burnet
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To Dr Moore Inclosing Tam o Shanter c
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To the Rev Arch Alison Feb 14 Acknowledging
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u1 From the Earl of Bochan Inviting the Bard to the Coro
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From Sir John Whitefoord Oct 16 Thanks for the
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tle and the Lament
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To Miss Davies Apology for neglecting her Coinmands Moral Reflections
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To Mrs Dunlop Inclosing the Song of Death
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To Mrs Duplop Jan 5 1792 Acknowledging the Pre sent of a Cup
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To Mr William Smellie Printer Jan 22 Introducing Mrs Riddel
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To Mr W Nicol Ironical Thanks for Advice
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To Mr Cunningham March 3 Commissions his Arms to be cut on a Seal Moral Reflections
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To Mrs Dunlop Account of his meeting with Miss B and inclosing a Song on her
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and on many of his Songs
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To Mr M Wie Writer Ayr With four Copies of his Poems Anxiety of a Poet militant
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To Mr Cunningham Wild Apostrophe to a Spirit
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To Mr David Brice About to coin mence Poet in Print and then purposes to turn a wise
241
To Gavin Hamilton Rising FameHis Birthday to be ipserted in the AlmanacksPatronage
242
To Miss B of York Letter of Friendship
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To Miss C Character and Temperament of a Poet
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To John M Murdo Esq Repaying Money
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To a Lady In favour of a Players Benefit
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To Mr On his Prospects in the Excise
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To Mrs Paying his Respects On the ginhorse Class of Society
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To the same
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To the same Lending Werter
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To the same On a Return of interrupted Friendship
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To ihe same On a temporary Estrangement ib 140 To John Syme Esq Reflections on the Happiness of Mr O
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To Miss Requesting the Return of Manuscripts lent to a deceased Friend
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To Mr Cunningham Melancholy Reflections Chearing Prospects of a better World
265
To Mrs R Supposes himself to be writing from the Dead to the Living
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To Mrs Dunlop Dec 15 1795 Reflections on the Situ ation of his Family in Case of his Death Praise of Cow pers Task
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To Mrs Dunlop in London Expresses his Disappoint mentAppointment to the ExciseHis Religious Feel ingsRemarks on Dr Moores View of Society a...
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No Page
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No Page
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bout a Farm at Dumfries Compliment to Charlotte
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Bible
437
To Mr Robert Ainslie Finishing his Excise Instructions
451
To Mrs Dunlop Grateful for her Criticisms Verses
465
To Capt Riddel Poetic Compositions
474
To Mr William Nicol A dead Mare Theatrical Com
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To Imprecations
488
To R Graham Esq Exculpates himself from a Charge
497
To Mr Robert Aioslie The merry Devil Spunkie
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To the Earl of Buchan With a Copy of Bruce 10
512
HealthCautions against DrinkingFather Auld
520
To the Editors of the Morning Chronicle On the Marquis
524
Letter to the Provost c of Dumfries
532
APPENDIX
585
Epistle on Emigration
591
Illustrative Description of the Engravings
598
Roscoe on the Death of Burns
605

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