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October 2016: Isle of Purbeck

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Robert Burns Quotes

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'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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I have a great mind to believe in Christianity for the mere pleasure of fancying I may be damned - Lord Byron
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On this day:
Irish Catholic Uprising - 1641, Battle of Trafalgar - 1805, First Women Peers Enter Lords - 1958, 1st British Nuclear Powered Sub launched - 1960, The Aberfan Disaster - 1966
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