Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Happy Birthday to Robert Burns




Today we celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns (1759–1796).
Medieval Haggis (in honor of Robert Burn’s poem to haggis

http://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2017/01/address-to-a-medieval-haggis.html

haggis, noun : a traditionally Scottish dish that consists of the heart, liver, and lungs of a sheep or a calf minced with suet, onions, oatmeal, and seasonings and boiled in the stomach of the animal

From "Address To A Haggis"

Ye Pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer
Gie her a haggis! 


https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/scottish-words-for-the-birthday-of-a-scottish-poet

Things you didn’t know about Robert Burns: https://t.co/hdqhXOUjBP

He had a sharp response to criticism: http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/01/thou-eunuch-of-language.html

Official site: http://www.robertburns.org

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