Robert Burns Poet and Revolutionist

Lydia Wevers


The cover of this charming book features the Romantic portrait of Burns by Alexander Nasmyth, his cream breeches and white stock the only illumination in a darkly moody landscape, throwing light on his sweet and reflective expression. Offset in the corner is a black and white photograph of Harry Holland, also sweetly reflective but as far from Romantic as it is possible to be-a bluff, suited, serious, reliable, public man. And it is the dialogue between these two men, a century lying between them, that makes this such an interesting little book.

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