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The Complete Works of Robert Burns

The following is from The Complete Works of Robert Burns by Allan Cunningham:

Index to Poems

  • Winter. A Dirge
  • The Death and dying Words of poor Mailie
  • Poor Mailie's Elegy
  • First Epistle to Davie, a brother Poet
  • Second
  • Address to the Deil
  • The auld Farmer's New-year Morning Salutation to his auld Mare Maggie
  • To a Haggis
  • A Prayer under the pressure of violent Anguish
  • A Prayer in the prospect of Death
  • Stanzas on the same occasion
  • A Winter Night
  • Remorse. A Fragment
  • The Jolly Beggars. A Cantata
  • Death and Dr. Hornbook. A True Story
  • The Twa Herds; or, the Holy Tulzie
  • Holy Willie's Prayer
  • Epitaph to Holy Willie
  • The Inventory; in answer to a mandate by the surveyor of taxes
  • The Holy Fair
  • The Ordination
  • The Calf
  • To James Smith
  • The Vision
  • Halloween
  • Man was made to Mourn. A Dirge
  • To Ruin
  • To John Goudie of Kilmarnock, on the publication of his Essays
  • To J. Lapraik, an old Scottish Bard. First Epistle
  • To J. Lapraik. Second Epistle
  • To J. Lapraik. Third Epistle
  • To William Simpson, Ochiltree
  • Address to an illegitimate Child
  • Nature's Law. A Poem humbly inscribed to G.H., Esq.
  • To the Rev. John M'Math
  • To a Mouse
  • Scotch Drink
  • The Author's earnest Cry and Prayer to the Scotch Representatives of the House of Commons
  • Address to the unco Guid, or the rigidly Righteous
  • Tam Samson's Elegy
  • Lament, occasioned by the unfortunate issue of a Friend's Amour
  • Despondency. An Ode
  • The Cotter's Saturday Night
  • The first Psalm
  • The first six Verses of the ninetieth Psalm
  • To a Mountain Daisy
  • Epistle to a young Friend
  • To a Louse, on seeing one on a Lady's Bonnet at Church
  • Epistle to J. Rankine, enclosing some Poems
  • On a Scotch Bard, gone to the West Indies
  • The Farewell
  • Written on the blank leaf of my Poems, presented to an old Sweetheart then married
  • A Dedication to Gavin Hamilton, Esq.
  • Elegy on the Death of Robert Ruisseaux
  • Letter to James Tennant of Glenconner
  • On the Birth of a posthumous Child
  • To Miss Cruikshank
  • Willie Chalmers
  • Verses left in the room where he slept
  • To Gavin Hamilton, Esq., recommending a boy
  • To Mr. M'Adam, of Craigen-gillan
  • Answer to a Poetical Epistle sent to the Author by a Tailor
  • To J. Rankine. "I am a keeper of the law."
  • Lines written on a Bank-note
  • A Dream
  • A Bard's Epitaph
  • The Twa Dogs. A Tale
  • Lines on meeting with Lord Daer
  • Address to Edinburgh
  • Epistle to Major Logan
  • The Brigs of Ayr
  • On the Death of Robert Dundas, Esq., of Arniston, late Lord President of the Court of Session
  • On reading in a Newspaper the Death of John M'Leod, Esq.
  • To Miss Logan, with Beattie's Poems
  • The American War, A fragment
  • The Dean of Faculty. A new Ballad
  • To a Lady, with a Present of a Pair of Drinking-glasses
  • To Clarinda
  • Verses written under the Portrait of the Poet Fergusson
  • Prologue spoken by Mr. Woods, on his Benefit-night, Monday, April 16, 1787
  • Sketch. A Character
  • To Mr. Scott, of Wauchope
  • Epistle to William Creech
  • The humble Petition of Bruar-Water, to the noble Duke of Athole
  • On scaring some Water-fowl in Loch Turit
  • Written with a pencil, over the chimney-piece, in the parlour of the Inn at Kenmore, Taymouth
  • Written with a pencil, standing by the Fall of Fyers, near Loch Ness
  • To Mr. William Tytler, with the present of the Bard's picture
  • Written in Friars-Carse Hermitage, on the banks of Nith, June, 1780. First Copy
  • The same. December, 1788. Second Copy
  • To Captain Riddel, of Glenriddel. Extempore lines on returning a Newspaper
  • A Mother's Lament for the Death of her Son
  • First Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray
  • On the Death of Sir James Hunter Blair
  • Epistle to Hugh Parker
  • Lines, intended to be written under a Noble Earl's Picture
  • Elegy on the year 1788. A Sketch
  • Address to the Toothache
  • Ode. Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Oswald, of Auchencruive
  • Fragment inscribed to the Right Hon. C.J. Fox
  • On seeing a wounded Hare limp by me, which a Fellow had just shot
  • To Dr. Blacklock. In answer to a Letter
  • Delia. An Ode
  • To John M'Murdo, Esq.
  • Prologue, spoken at the Theatre, Dumfries, 1st January, 1790
  • Scots Prologue, for Mr. Sutherland's Benefit-night, Dumfries
  • Sketch. New-year's Day. To Mrs. Dunlop
  • To a Gentleman who had sent him a Newspaper, and offered to continue it free of expense
  • The Kirk's Alarm. A Satire. First Version
  • The Kirk's Alarm. A Ballad. Second Version
  • Peg Nicholson
  • On Captain Matthew Henderson, a gentleman who held the patent for his honours immediately from Almighty God
  • The Five Carlins. A Scots Ballad
  • The Laddies by the Banks o' Nith
  • Epistle to Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray, on the close of the disputed Election between Sir James Johnstone, and Captain Miller, for the Dumfries district of Boroughs
  • On Captain Grose's Peregrination through Scotland, collecting the Antiquities of that kingdom
  • Written in a wrapper, enclosing a letter to Captain Grose
  • Tam O' Shanter. A Tale
  • Address of Beelzebub to the President of the Highland Society
  • To John Taylor
  • Lament of Mary Queen of Scots, on the approach of Spring
  • The Whistle
  • Elegy on Miss Burnet of Monboddo
  • Lament for James, Earl of Glencairn
  • Lines sent to Sir John Whitefoord, Bart., of Whitefoord, with the foregoing Poem
  • Address to the Shade of Thomson, on crowning his Bust at Ednam with bays
  • To Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray
  • To Robert Graham, Esq., of Fintray, on receiving a favour
  • A Vision
  • To John Maxwell, of Terraughty, on his birthday
  • The Rights of Women, an occasional Address spoken by Miss Fontenelle, on her benefit-night, Nov. 26, 1792
  • Monody on a Lady famed for her caprice
  • Epistle from Esopus to Maria
  • Poem on Pastoral Poetry
  • Sonnet, written on the 25th January, 1793, the birthday of the Author, on hearing a thrush sing in a morning walk
  • Sonnet on the death of Robert Riddel, Esq., of Glenriddel, April, 1794
  • Impromptu on Mrs. Riddel's birthday
  • Liberty. A Fragment
  • Verses to a young Lady
  • The Vowels. A Tale
  • Verses to John Rankine
  • On Sensibility. To my dear and much-honoured friend, Mrs. Dunlop, of Dunlop
  • Lines sent to a Gentleman whom he had offended Address spoken by Miss Fontenelle on her Benefit-night
  • On seeing Miss Fontenelle in a favourite character
  • To Chloris
  • Poetical Inscription for an Altar to Independence
  • The Heron Ballads. Balled First
  • The Heron Ballads. Ballad Second
  • The Heron Ballads. Ballad Third
  • Poem addressed to Mr. Mitchell, Collector of Excise, Dumfries, 1796
  • To Miss Jessy Lewars, Dumfries, with Johnson's Musical Museum
  • Poem on Life, addressed to Colonel de Peyster, Dumfries, 1796

Epitaphs, Epigrams, Fragments, &c. (Index)


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