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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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Circumstances are beyond human control, but our conduct is in our own power. - Benjamin Disraeli
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Florence Nightingale presented with the Order of Merit - 1907, Bomb Kills 166 in Liverpool Air-Raid Shelter - 1940, Glasgow Gas Blast - 1985, Leveson Report Published - 2012
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