Robert Burns (1759-1796) is also known as Rabbie Burns and in Scotland, "The Bard." He is regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is registered as a pioneer of the Romantic movement. He grew up in poverty and hardship after his father sold the family home that he had built ( Burns Cottage) when Robert was seven years old and moved the family to a farm where they became common laborers. He had little formal schooling and was taught reading, writing and math at home by his father. The hard life of manual labor on the farm left him with a premature stoop, but his writing became an inspiration to the founders of both "liberalism" and "socialism." A larger than life monument to Rabbie Burns was built along the sidewalk in Edinburgh, appropriately near a cluster of major galleries and the castle.
HORSE BRASS: SHAKESPEARE/PERSONALITIES COLLECTION: Rabbie Burns
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