Engraving by Henry Robinson after Alexander Naysmith, 1876-77. Courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

Few poets anywhere in the world can have acquired such unchallengeable status as national icons as Robert Burns: even readers who know nothing else about Scottish literature, or about Scotland at all, know that Burns is Scotland's national poet. Given the fact, as it incontrovertibly is, …

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McClure, J. Derrick. "Robert Burns". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 04 October 2004
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