Robert Burns Death Poems

1.
Death And Dying Words Of Poor Mailie, The

The Author's Only Pet Yowe

An Unco Mournfu' Tale

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The Death And Dying Words Of Poor Mailie

The Author's Only Pet Yowe

An Unco Mournfu' Tale
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3.
A Prayer In The Prospect Of Death

O THOU unknown, Almighty Cause
Of all my hope and fear!
In whose dread presence, ere an hour,
Perhaps I must appear!
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4.
The Song Of Death

FAREWELL, thou fair day, thou green earth, and ye skies,
Now gay with the broad setting sun;
Farewell, loves and friendships, ye dear tender ties,
Our race of existence is run!
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5.
A Mother's Lament For Her Son's Death

FATE gave the word, the arrow sped,
And pierc'd my darling's heart;
And with him all the joys are fled
Life can to me impart.
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6.
Lines On The Author's Death

HE who of Rankine sang, lies stiff and dead,
And a green grassy hillock hides his head;
Alas! alas! a devilish change indeed.
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7.
Death And Dr. Hornbook

SOME books are lies frae end to end,
And some great lies were never penn'd:
Ev'n ministers they hae been kenn'd,
In holy rapture,
A rousing whid at times to vend,
And nail't wi' Scripture.
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8.
Elegy On The Death Of Sir James Hunter Blair

THE LAMP of day, with-ill presaging glare,
Dim, cloudy, sank beneath the western wave;
Th' inconstant blast howl'd thro' the dark'ning air,
And hollow whistled in the rocky cave.
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9.
On The Death Of Robert Dundas, Esq., Of Arniston

LONE on the bleaky hills the straying flocks
Shun the fierce storms among the sheltering rocks;
Down from the rivulets, red with dashing rains,
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10.
Sonnet On The Death Of Robert Riddell

NO more, ye warblers of the wood! no more;
Nor pour your descant grating on my soul;
Thou young-eyed Spring! gay in thy verdant stole,
More welcome were to me grim Winter's wildest roar.
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11.
Elegy On The Death Of Robert Ruisseaux

NOW Robin 1 lies in his last lair,
He'll gabble rhyme, nor sing nae mair;
Cauld poverty, wi' hungry stare,
Nae mair shall fear him;
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