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THE

POEMS

OF

Robert Burns.

VOL. II.

Chiswick:

FROM THE PRESS OF C. WHITTINGHAM,

COLLEGE HOUSE.

1 CONTENTS.

Page

Copy of a Poetical Address to Mr. William Tytler ... 9

Sketch--New Year's Day

10

Extempore, on the late Mr. William Smellie...

12

Poetical Inscription for an Altar to Independence. 12

Sonnet, on the Death of Robert Riddel, Esq.

13

Monudy on a Lady famed for her Caprice

13

Impromptu, on Mrs. 's Birth-day

15

To Miss Jessy L-, Dumfries; with Books which

the Bard presented her......

15

Sonnet, written on the 25th of January, 1793, the Birth-

day of the Author

16

Extempore, to Mr. S**e, on Refusing to dine with him 17

To Mr. S**e, with a present of a Dozen of Porter... 17

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

Dumfries

17

Sent to a Gentleman whom he had offended

18

Poem on Life, addressed to Col. De Peyster..

19

To Robert Graham, Esq. on Receiving a Favour

20

Epitaph on a Friend .

21.

A Grace before Dinner

21

A Verse on Taking Leave at a Place in the Highlands.. 22

Inscription to the Memory of Fergusson .

22

Answer to Verses addressed to the Poet by the Guid-

wife of Wauchope-house.

22

Elegy on the year 1788. A Sketch

25

Verses written at a time when the Poet was about to

leave Scotland

26

Delia. An Ode

27

On the Death of Sir James Hunter Blair

27

Written on the blank Leaf of a Copy of the Poems, pre-

sented to an old Sweetheart, then married

29

The Kirk's Alarm. A Satire

30

The Twa Herds

33

The Henpecked Husband.

36

Epitaph on a Henpecked Country Squire

37

Epigram on said occasion

37

Another.

37

Address to an illegitimate Child .

38

Verses written on a Window of the Inn at Carron,

39

Epigram on the Author's Treatment at an Inn

39

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