Sangs and Clatter
This page will contain a pot pourri of material about Burns as well as other related material. Contributions are welcomed.
Click the image to view an example of Burns handwriting. This was from an original held by Burns's son, Major James Glencairn Burns. The Noble Earl is James, Fourteenth Earl of Glencairn whom Burns named his son after.
Verses Intended To Be Written Below A Noble Earl's Picture
1. Whose is that noble, dauntless brow?
And whose that eye of fire?
And whose that generous princely mien,
Ev'n rooted foes admire?
2. Stranger! to justly show that brow
And mark that eye of fire,
Would take His hand, whose vernal tints
His other works admire!
3. Bright as a cloudless summer sun,
With stately port he moves;
His guardian Seraph eyes with awe
The noble Ward he loves.
4. Among the illustrious Scottish sons
That Chief thou may'st discern:
Mark Scotia's fond-returning eye -
It dwells upon Glencairn.
- Read about Robert Burns on Loch Lomond side >
- Billy Scobie, the well known local historian and author is also an authority on tartans. Billy wrote an article on Burns and the Tartan for the Tartan Herald. He has kindly contributed this to our website.
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- Another light hearted piece from Billy Scobie speculating that Burns drank Tennent's ale in the "Sara Heid".