On turning her up in her
nest, with the plough,
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) is probably the most famous of
all the Scottish poets. He was a farmer and wrote poems that were
published in a local circulation of the town of Kilmarnock.
He became known as the "ploughman poet" and died at the age of thirty-seven.
A note of interest. . .
This poem contains the often quoted phrase: "The
best laid schemes of mice an' men"
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