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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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Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved. - D H Lawrence
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First Post Office Pillar Box - 1852, Manchester Martyrs Hanged - 1867, Launch of the Cutty Sark - 1869, Far from the Madding Crowd Published - 1874, First Royal Command Performance - 1897, Crippen hanged - 1910, First Episode of Doctor Who - 1963, Oxford Circus Tube Fire - 1984
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