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Robert Burns Lives!
By Frank R. Shaw, FSA Scot Email: jurascot@earthlink.net


  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1
    Background of the Times in Which Burns Lived, Loved and Wrote
  • Chapter 2
    Guest columnist David E. Shi, President, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
  • Chapter 3
    Whiskey and Burns Gang Thegither by Thomas Keith
  • Chapter 4
    Dining in Ayrshire
  • Chapter 5
    Guest columnist Thomas C. Burns, Ph.D.
  • Chapter 6
    Guest columnist Dr. G. Ross Roy.
  • Chapter 7
    G. Ross Roy’s Library.
  • Chapter 8
    My Long-Awaited Journey Through Burns Country
  • Chapter 9
    Robert Burns – Country Dancer
  • Chapter 10
    Dumfries Burns Howff Club
  • Chapter 11
    Rachel
  • Chapter 12
    Jim Hewitson
  • Chapter 13
    G. Ross Part II
  • Chapter 14
    Robert Barr, Jr.
  • Chapter 15
    Dr. G. Ross Roy
  • Chapter 16
    Anne Christie
  • Chapter 17
    Abb Gunn
  • Chapter 18
    North Carolina College Honors G. Ross Roy
  • Chapter 19
    Who Are These Burns People?
  • Chapter 20
    Another Tour of Burns Country
  • Chapter 21
    Immortal Memory at the Atlanta Burns Club
  • Chapter 22
    22 Days - An Highland  Immortal Memory
  • Chapter 23
    Burns Chronicle Index
  • Chapter 24
    Sir Walter Scott and Robert Burns
  • Chapter 25
    Robert Burns Diamond Stylus
  • Chapter 26
    Burnsing
  • Chapter 27
    With Passions Wild and Strong
  • Chapter 28
    Scottish Coin To Celebrate 250th Anniversary
    of Robert Burns’ Birth
  • Chapter 29
    My Favorite Burns Poem
  • Chapter 30
    A Place to come to
  • Chapter 31
    Burns Nicht Bits, Tidbits, and Fragments
  • Chapter 32
    Robert Burns and James Hogg
  • Chapter 33
    Hunters’ Illustrated History of the Family, Friends and Contemporaries of Robert Burns
  • Chapter 34
    An article by Professor David Purdie, "What Burns means to me".
  • Chapter 35
    An article by Dr. Carruthers, "What Burns means to me".
  • Chapter 36
    An article by Billy Kay - "What Burns means to me".
  • Chapter 37
    An article by Eddi Reader - "What Burns means to me".
  • Chapter 38
    An article by
    Dr. Kenneth Simpson - "What Burns means to me".
  • Chapter 39
    "Inspiration on Inauguration Day" by Clark McGinn
    (with reflections on Lincoln, Jefferson, and Washington)
  • Chapter 40
    Alex Salmond Speaks at Burns Symposium in Washington, D.C.
  • Chapter 41
    G. Ross Roy Collection of Robert Burns
  • Chapter 42
    An article by G. Ross Roy - "What Burns means to me".
  • Chapter 43
    An article by Patrick Scott - "The Immortal Memory".
  • Chapter 44
    Sunday Post articles on Robert Burns.
  • Chapter 45
    The Bard - Robert Burns, a biography.
  • Chapter 46
    The Bard. A Review of the book by
    Professor Gerard Carruthers.
  • Chapter 47
    Address to the Burns Club of Atlanta by Bill Dawson
  • Chapter 48
    Chat with Robert Crawford author of "The Bard".
  • Chapter 49
    Ae Fond Kiss, A Speech by Dr. James W. Flannery
  • Chapter 50
    Starkey Staring Mad by Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 51
    "Fickle Man", Robert Burns in the 21st Century
  • Chapter 52
    Robert Burns in England
    by Chris J. Rollie
  • Chapter 53
    Phrenology of Burns By Megan Coyer
  • Chapter 54
    Address to Robert Burns given by Clark McGinn at Westminster Abbey
  • Chapter 55
    Robert Burns and Slavery by Gerard Carruthers
  • Chapter 56
    Archibald Skirving and his Drawing of Robert Burns by Robert Carnie
  • Chapter 57
    'Law and Order' in 18th C. Edinburgh, The Case of Miss Burns V the Baillie by Robert Carnie
  • Chapter 58
    A Speech by Robert Carnie
  • Chapter 59
    Robert Burns - Writer of Songs

    by Robert H. Carnie

  • Chapter 60
    Burns the Improviser by Robert H. Carnie
  • Chapter 61
    The Honorary Graduation of Professor G. Ross Roy
  • Chapter 62
    ‘To Mr Robert Burns’: Verse Epistles from an
    Irish Poetic Circle

    by Jennifer Orr

  • Chapter 63
    What Burns Means to Me by

    James Macsween, Director, Macsweens of Edinburgh.

  • Chapter 64
    Programs at the Mitchell Library
  • Chapter 65
    New Burns Research Unit for Dumfries
  • Chapter 66
    On Burns Prosody: Address to a Haggis by Colin Blyth
  • Chapter 67
    What Haggis means to me.
  • Chapter 68
    Burns and Historic Scotland
  • Chapter 69
    The Auction of a Robert Burns Bowl Replica
  • Chapter 70
    Book Review of "The Best Laid Schemes: Selected Poetry & Prose of Robert Burns" Edited by Robert Crawford & Christopher MacLachlan.
  • Chapter 71
    Burns Statue in Chicago
  • Chapter 72
    Follow-up Story of Chicago’s Defaced Robert Burns Statue
  • Chapter 73
    Was Robert Burns a Member of the Friends of the People in Dumfries?
  • Chapter 74
    An article by
    Floridian John Hollingsworth
  • Chapter 75
    Regarding the Homecoming
  • Chapter 76
    Robert Burns, The Fornicators Court
  • Chapter 77
    Immortal Memory Address, 2010 By Corey E. Andrews
  • Chapter 78
    Burns Night: Poetry and Emotion By Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 79
    A Reply to Mark Wilson’s Essay ‘Was Robert Burns a Member of the Friends of the People in Dumfries?’
  • Chapter 80
    The Questions Patrick Scott Hogg Should Answer By Mark J. Wilson
  • Chapter 81
    Another Reply to Paddy Hogg
  • Chapter 82
    You Can Meet Rabbie In Many Unexpected Places! By Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 83
    Email from Patrick Scott Hogg to Frank R. Shaw and his reply
  • Chapter 84
    A Lazy Saturday Morning with Two New Burns Friends
  • Chapter 85
    My grandson, Ian Shaw
  • Chapter 86
    My granddaughter, Stirling Shaw
  • Chapter 87
    The Luath Kilmarnock Edition of Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect,
    Edited by Dr. John Cairney and Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 88
    The Peculiar ‘Research’ of Patrick Scott Hogg
  • Chapter 89
    Merry Muses,
    Edited by Dr. Valentina Bold, Glasgow University Dumfries Campus
  • Chapter 90
    Another Unsubstantiated Claim by Paddy Hogg
  • Chapter 91
    The Drouth, Edited by Johnny Rodger and Mitchell Miller
  • Chapter 92
    Burns and Slavery by Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 93
    Lament for Slavery? The Case of Robert Burns By Corey E. Andrews, Youngstown State University
  • Chapter 94
    Chairman of the Bard by Jim Gilchrist, The Scotsman.
  • Chapter 95
    Capital Caricatures by Shelia Szatkowski
  • Chapter 96
    The Tears of Robert Burns by Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 97
    Book Review of Scottish and Irish Romanticism By Murray Pittock
  • Chapter 98
    Presentation of the G. Ross Roy Medal by Dr. Rhona Brown
  • Chapter 99
    The Robert Burns 1859 Centenary: Mapping Transatlantic (Dis)Connection By Professor Leith Davis
  • Chapter 100
    The 100th Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstone at Robert Burns Cottage By the Burns Club of Atlanta.
  • Chapter 101
    Poetry Reading and Lecture by Dr. Robert Crawford.
  • Chapter 102
    Robert Burns and the Excise By Gerard Carruthers
  • Chapter 103
    The Biographical Construction of Robert Fergusson, 1774-1900 By Rhona Brown
  • Chapter 104
    Auld Lang Syne by Kate Taylor
  • Chapter 105
    Robert Burns’s Reputation as the “Genius” of Scotland By Dr. Corey E. Andrews
  • Chapter 106
    An Unpublished Letter from Burns to Prof James Gregory MD - with an early draft MS of 'On seeing a wounded Hare' By Prof. David Purdie MD FRCP FSA Scot. Editor, The Burns Encyclopaedia.
  • Chapter 107
    Ideological Adaption of Robert Burns in the Soviet Union By Dr. Natalia Kaloh Vid (Slovenia, University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts)
  • Chapter 108
    Robert Burns: Bawdy Language By Pauline Anne Mackay
  • Chapter 109
    A Million Reasons Robert Burns Will Never Die!
  • Chapter 110
    The Burns Chronicle
  • Chapter 111
    Frank Gives a Talk to the Burns and Beyond Conference in Glasgow
  • Chapter 112
    Burns and Beyond: A One Day Conference hosted by the Centre of Robert Burns Studies by Dr. Rhona Brown, University of Glasgow.
  • Chapter 113
    Burns and Sex By George Scott Wilkie
  • Chapter 114
    Remember Tam O'Shanter's Mare, A Study of Burns and Health, by Sir Kenneth Calman
  • Chapter 115
    Almost Speechless by Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 116
    Burns and Bawdy by R.D.S. Jack
  • Chapter 117
    A Trip to Glasgow to Speak on Robert Burns
  • Chapter 118
    Robert Burns – His Life, Illness and Death: 18
    th Century Medicine in Scotland By Thorne Winter, MD.
  • Chapter 119
    Robert Burns & Pastoral By Nigel Leask
  • Chapter 120
    The G. Ross Roy Collection of Robert Burns: An Illustrated Catalogue. A book review by Dr. Kenneth Simpson
  • Chapter 121
    This and That. Rachel Bergstrand and Natalia Kaloh Vid.
  • Chapter 122
    Pretty Nancy By Ian MacMillan
  • Chapter 123
    Robert Burns: A Life in Letters by George Scott Wilkie
  • Chapter 124
    The History of The Burns Club of London: 1868 to 1968 Part I By Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 125
    The History of The Burns Club of London: 1868 to 1968 Part II
  • Chapter 126
    Venders, Purchasers, Admirers: Burnsian ‘Men of Action’ from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Century By Dr. Corey E. Andrews
  • Chapter 127
    Robert Burns in Global Culture Edited by Murray Pittock
  • Chapter 128
    In Search of Highland Mary By Dr. Gerard Carruthers, Glasgow University
  • Chapter 129
    Vindication of Highland Mary by Norman Paton.
  • Chapter 130
    Deirdre Nicholls, BA (HON) ATC MBA FRSA - Burns Bronze Statue
  • Chapter 131
    Burns Supper held at the Stonehouse Primary School near Larkhall, Glasgow
  • Chapter 132
    Scottish Parliament is Memorable Venue for American Erin’s First Burns Supper
  • Chapter 133
    The Mitchell Burns Collection: The Best in the World? By Gerry Carruthers
  • Chapter 134
    Scottish Bards and English Prelates By Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 135
    “A Tribute to Dr. Patrick Scott”, A Noted Robert Burns Scholar By Frank R. Shaw
  • Chapter 136   
    Book Review of "Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture", Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies, Edited by Sharon Alker, Leith Davis and Holly Faith Nelson.
  • Chapter 137
    Robert Burns:  Scotland's National Bard by Erin Frazer, Senior, Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
  • Chapter 138
    The Correspondence of Samuel Thomson (1766-1816). Fostering an Irish writers’ circle By Jennifer Orr, Editor.
  • Chapter 139
    Robert Burns, Patrician Protégé, People’s Poet by Professor Christopher Whatley.
  • Chapter 140
    Rehabilitating the Radical: Robert Burns in the Belfast Press in the Period of the Irish Act of Union by
    Dr. Carol Baraniuk.
  • Chapter 141
    A Forgotten Hero By Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 142
    The Songs of Burns and the Serge Hovey Archive by Patrick Scott
  • Chapter 143
    Fiddling with Known Burns: Burns and the Limits of Criticism By Murray Pittock
  • Chapter 144
    ‘Love and Poesy’: Burns and Highland Mary By Ken Simpson
  • Chapter 145
    As Others Saw Him: Robert Burns and Highland Mary by G Ross Roy
  • Chapter 146
    “An Unco’ Sight”: Burns and Enjoyment by Professor Ian Duncan
  • Chapter 147
    John DeLancey Ferguson (1888-1966): An Appreciation By Corey Andrews
  • Chapter 148
    Robert Burns and The Invention of the Haggis By Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 149
    My Friend Robert Burns by Ian MacMillan
  • Chapter 150
    How Many Copies Were Printed of Burns's Second (Edinburgh) Edition? By G. Ross Roy
  • Chapter 151
    Robert Burns’s First Printer: John Wilson of Kilmarnock. Part 1: The Book Market in Burns’s Ayrshire by Patrick Scott.
  • Chapter 152
    Robert Burns’s First Printer: John Wilson of Kilmarnock. Part 2: Printing Books for Local Authors by Patrick Scott.
  • Chapter 153
    The New Studies in Scottish Literature Goes Digital (and keeps print) By Patrick Scott
  • Chapter 154
    Atlanta’s Robert Burns Cottage by Frank R. Shaw.
  • Chapter 155
    Burns's Poems and their Audience By Ian Campbell
  • Chapter 156
    Digitizing Robert Burns By Frank Shaw
  • Chapter 157
    Robert Fergusson and the Scottish Periodical Press by Rhona Brown
  • Chapter 158
    Book Review: "Robert Burns & Friends", Essays by W. Ormiston Roy Fellows Presented to G. Ross Roy Edited by Patrick Scott & Kenneth Simpson
  • Chapter 159
    Whatever Happened to Gavin Turnbull? Hunting Down a Friend of Burns in South Carolina by Patrick Scott.
  • Chapter 160
    Robert Burns’s “The Twa Dogs”: ideological aspects of translation into Russian By Natalia Kaloh Vid
  • Chapter 161
    Scotland and the 19th-Century World edited by Gerard Carruthers, David Goldie and Alastair Renfrew
  • Chapter 162
    Robert Burns Lives! Publishes its 150th Chapter by Bill Dawson
  • Chapter 163
    Aspects of the Humour of Robert Burns by Dr. J. Walter McGinty
  • Chapter 164
    G. Ross Roy
  • Chapter 165
    Immortal Memory to Robert Burns, Burns Club of Atlanta by Frank Shaw
  • Chapter 166
    What others are saying about Robert Burns Lives!
  • Chapter 167
    How more Popular could Burns be if translated into English? By Alastair McIntyre GOTJ, FSA Scot
  • Chapter 168
    Just another Saturday Night in Scotland by
    Corinne Buivenga
  • Chapter 169
    Studies in Scottish Literature
  • Chapter 170
    Christ Church Burns Supper, 25 January 2013, By Stephen Hammock
  • Chapter 171
    On Finding A Battered Copy of Burns’ Poems by Stephen A. Hammock
  • Chapter 172
    A Tribute to Professor G. Ross Roy
  • Chapter 173
    Burns and art: local, national, international By Murdo Macdonald
  • Chapter 174
    W. Ormiston Roy as Remembered by his Grandson by G. Ross Roy
  • Chapter 175
    Poems Like Hand Grenades: Baxter, Burns and Bawdry by Liam McIlvanney
  • Chapter 176
    Plea for the Jacksonville Robert Burns Memorial
  • Chapter 177
    A Victorian Admirer Writes Back: Marion Bernstein and Robert Burns by Patrick Scott
  • Chapter 178
    The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature, Edited by Gerard Carruthers and Liam McIlvanney
  • Chapter 179
    Two Tales of 'Tam O' Shanter' by Sarah M. Dunnigan and Gerard Carruthers
  • Chapter 180
    Poem on Burns by John Imlah and read by John P. Imlay
  • Chapter 181
    Seceders and Satire: Ulster Poetry of the Romantic Period by Dr. Jennifer Orr.
  • Chapter 182
    Obituary of Professor Kenneth Simpson by Christopher A Whatley
  • Chapter 183
    Eileen Bremner’s "The English Poetry of Robert Burns (1759 – 1796)"
  • Chapter 184
    A Young Irish Scholar's Transatlantic Pilgrimage to The Burns Club of Atlanta and Beyond by Dr Jennifer Orr
  • Chapter 185
    The Professor G. Ross Roy Medal 2013 Winner for Excellence in Research in Scottish Literature
  • Chapter 186
    How I Came to Burns By Michael Morris, PhD
  • Chapter 187
    Flow Gently Sweet Afton. The Story Behind the Song By Norrie Paton
  • Chapter 188
    Peter Kormylo, Hanna Dyka, and Tayisa Khryplyva
  • Chapter 189
    A Letter from John Clark, Dumfries Artist and Poet
  • Chapter 190
    Primrose by Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 191
    Artist Yuriy Kovatchev’s  Reproduction of The famous Nasmyth Burns Portrait
  • Chapter 192
    Robert Burns 255th Anniversary from Robert Burns Kiev Junior Club.
  • Chapter 193
    Review of Maurice Lindsay’s The Burns Encyclopedia, Revised and Edited by David Purdie, Kirsteen McCue and Gerard Carruthers
  • Chapter 194
    Review of the Burns Chronicle
  • Chapter 195
    Journal of New Zealand Literature 30 Special Issue: Baxter and Burns
  • Chapter 196
    The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns, Globe Inn - 25th January 2011, By Peter Kormylo, Past President
  • Chapter 197
    Robert Burns, Open Access, and the Digital Studies in Scottish Literature By Patrick Scott
  • Chapter 198
    Thomas Campbell of Pencloe, New Cumnock, Ayrshire (1746 - 1831) By Chris Rollie, St John’s Town of Dalry, Galloway.
  • Chapter 199
    Immortal Memory by Mike Duiguid
  • Chapter 200
    Celebrating Frank's 200th Chapter of Robert Burns Lives! By Alastair McIntyre
  • Chapter 201
    Burns and North America by Leslie Strachan
  • Chapter 202
    The Cambridge Companion to Scottish Literature Edited by Gerard Carruthers and Liam McIlvanney
  • Chapter 203
    The Centre for Robert Burns Studies is happy to announce the launch of a new website! by Dr. Vivien Williams
  • Chapter 204
    The First Nine Guests: Number Three: 'Provost John' By Clark McGinn
  • Chapter 205
    World Congress of Scottish Literatures, University of Glasgow, 2-5 July 2011, By Rhona Brown, University of Glasgow
  • Chapter 206
    Jean Redpath, A Memory By Kirsteen McCue

The Life of Robert Burns

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Burns Conference 12th January 2013
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