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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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Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life - Herbert Henry Asquith
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Nicholas Breakspear is elected Pope - the only Englishman ever - 1154, The Observer First Published - 1791, Wuthering Heights Published - 1847, Gillingham Bus Disaster - 1951, Lewisham Train Crash Kills 90 - 1957, The Pill is introduced - 1961, Belfast Bar Bomb Kills 15 - 1971, The Hastie Fire - 1979
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