Robert Burns Quotes
'Auld Ayr,whom ne'er a town surpasses for honest men and bonnie lasses'
'Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.'
'Dare to be honest and fear no labour.'
'Suspense is worse than disappointment.'
'The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn.'
Born in Alloway, Ayrshire and Arran
Died in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway
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Most people perform well in a crisis - when the spotlight is on them; it's on the Sunday afternoons of this life, when no-one is looking, that the spirit falters. - Alan Bennett
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Battle of Sampford Courtenay - 1549, Battle of Preston - 1648, First Pedestrian Killed by Car - 1896, Animal Farm Published - 1945
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