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A Prayer, under the pressure of violent Anguish

105

The First Six Verses of the Ninetieth Psalm

106

To a Mountain Daisy

107

To Ruin.

108

To Miss Logan, with Beattie's Poems, as a New-Year's Gift 109

Epistle to a Young Friend

109

On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West Indies

111

To a Haggis

113

A Dedication to

Gavin

Hamilton, Esq.

114

on seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church 118

Address to Edinburgh

119

Epistle to John Lapraik, an old Scottish Bard

121

To the same

124

To William Simpson

127

Postscript

130

Epistle to John Rankine, enclosing some Poems .

132

Lines written in Friars-Carse Hermitage, on Nith-side

134

Ode, sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Oswald

135

Elegy on Captain Matthew Henderson

137

The Epitaph

139

Lament of Mary, Queen of Scots, on the Approach of Spring 140

Epistle to R. Graham, Esq.

142

To Robert Graham, of Fintry, Esq.

144

Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn

146

Lines, sent to Sir John Whiteford, of Whiteford, Bart., with

the foregoing Poem

148

Tam O'Shanter

149

On the late Captain Grose's Peregrinations through Scotland,

collecting the Antiquities of that Kingdom.

154

On seeing a wounded Hare limp by me, which a Fellow had

just shot at

156

Address to the Shade of Thomson, on crowning his Bust at

Ednam, Roxburghshire, with Bays

157

To Miss Cruikshank, a very Young Lady

157

On reading, in a Newspaper, the Death of John M'Leod, Esq. 158

The Humble Petition of Bruar Water to the Noble Duke of

Athole

159

When Guilford Good our Pilot stood

161

My Tocher's the Jewel

163

Address to the Toothache.

163

Lines written with a Pencil over the Chimneypiece in the

Parlour of the Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth .

164

On the Birth of a Posthumous Child, born in peculiar cir-

cumstances of Family Distress

165

Lines written with a Pencil, standing by the Fall of Fyers,

near Loch-ness

166

Second Epistle to Davie, a Brother Poet

167

The Inventory; in answer to the usual Mandate sent by a

Surveyor of the Taxes, requiring a Return of the Number

of Horses, Servants, Carriages, &c., kept

168

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The Whistle

Sketch

To Dr. Blacklock

Prologue, spoken at the Theatre, Ellisland .

Elegy on the late Miss Burnet, of Monboddo

Poem written to a Gentleman who had sent him a Newspaper,

and offered to continue it, free of expense

Lines on an Interview with Lord Daer

The Rights of Woman

Address, Spoken by Miss Fontenelle, at the Theatre, Dum-

fries

Verses to a Young Lady, with a Present of Songs

Poem on Pastoral Poetry

Verses written on the Blank Leaf of the last Edition of his

Poems, presented to the Lady whom he had often cele-

brated under the name of Chloris

Poetical Address to Mr. William Tytler, with the present of

the Bard's Picture

Sketch-New-Year Day

Extempore, on Mr. William Smellie

Inscription for an Altar to Independence, at Kerroughtry

Monody on a Lady famed for her Caprice
Sonnet on the death of Robert Riddel, Esq., of Gienriddel

Impromptu, on Mrs. Riddel's Birthday

To Miss Jessy Lewars, Dumfries, with Books which the Bard

presented her

Extempore to Mr. Syme, on refusing to dine with him, after

having been promised the first of Company and the first

of Cookery

To Mr. Syme, with a present of a Dozen of Porter

Sonnet, on hearing a Thrush sing in a Morning Walk

Poem addressed to Mr. Mitchell, Collector of Excise, Dum-

fries

Lines sent to a Clergyman, whom he had offended

Poem on Life, addressed to Colonel de Peyster, Dumfries

To Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintry, on receiving a Favour

Epitaph on a Friend

Epistle to William Creech

Inscription on the Tombstone erected by Burns to the Memory

of Fergusson

A Grace before Dinner

A Verse composed and repeated by Burns to the Master of the

House where he had been hospitably entertained

Liberty–A Fragment

Elegy on the Death of Robert Ruisseaux

Answer to Verses addressed to the Poet by the Guidwife of

Wauchope-house

To J. Lapraik .

To the Rev. John M Math

To Gavin Hamilton, Esq., Mauchline

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Epistle to Mr. M'Adam, of Craigen-Gillan

205

To Captain Riddel, Glenriddel

206

To Terraughty, on his Birthday

206

To a Lady, with a Present of a pair of Drinking Glasses 207

The Vowels

207

Sketch

208

Prologue for Mr. Sutherland's Benefit Night, Dumfries 209

Elegy on the Year 1788

210

Verses written under the Portrait of Fergusson the Poet 211

Lament, written at a time when the Poet was about to leave

Scotland

211

Delia-An Ode

212

On the Death of Sir James Hunter Blair

213

Verses written on the Blank Leaf of a Copy of the First Edition 214

The Poet's Welcome to his Illegitimate Child

214

Letter to John Goudie, Kilmarnoch, on the publication of his

Essays

215

Letter to James Tait, Glenconner

216

Epistle from Esopus to Maria

218

On a Suicide

220

A Farewell

220

The Farewell

220

Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintry

221

Epistle to Major Logan

224

Epitaph on the Poet's Daughter

227

Epitaph on Gabriel Richardson

227

Epistle to Hugh Parker

227

Address of Beelzebub to the President of the Highland Society 229

To Mr. John Kennedy

230

On the Death of Robert Dundas, Esq., of Arniston

231

To John M‘Murdo, Esq.

232

On the Death of a Lap-dog named Echo

232

The Kirk's Alarm

233

Daintie Davie

236

The Selkirk Grace

237

Elegy on the Death of Peg Nicholson

On seeing Miss Fontenelle in a favourite Character

237

The League and Covenant

238

On Miss Jessy Lewars

238

Epitaph on Miss Jessy Lewars

238

The Recovery of Jessy Lewars

238

The Toast

238

The Kirk of Lamington

239

To Miss C-

239

Inscription on a Goblet

239

The Book-Worms

239

On Robert Riddel

240

Willie Chalmers

240

To John Taylor

241

Lines written on a Bank-Note

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