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Robert Burns

Data di nascita: 25. Gennaio 1759
Data di morte: 21. Luglio 1796
Altri nomi: Роберт Бернс, রবার্ট বার্ণস

Robert Burns è stato un poeta e compositore scozzese, il più noto fra quanti scrissero versi in lingua scots.

Frasi Robert Burns

„But to see her was to love her,
Love but her, and love forever.“

—  Robert Burns

Bonny Lesley.
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)
Variante: To see her is to love her,
And love but her forever;
For Nature made her what she is,
And never made anither!

„The best laid schemes o' mice and men
Gang aft a-gley“

—  Robert Burns

To a Mouse, st. 7 (1785)
Origine: Collected Poems of Robert Burns
Contesto: The best laid schemes o' mice and men
Gang aft a-gley;
And leave us naught but grief and pain
For promised joy.

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„There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.“

—  Robert Burns

Reported as attributed to Burns but unverified in Suzy Platt (ed.), Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations Requested from the Congressional Research Service (Washington, DC : Library of Congress 1989) http://www.bartleby.com/73/172.html
Disputed
Origine: Collected Poems of Robert Burns

„Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met -- or never parted --
we had ne'er been broken-hearted“

—  Robert Burns, Ae fond kiss, and then we sever...

Ae Fond Kiss, And Then We Sever, st. 2
Johnson's The Scots Musical Museum (1787-1796)
Origine: Collected Poems of Robert Burns
Contesto: But to see her was to love her;
Love but her, and love for ever.
Had we never lov'd sae kindly,
Had we never lov'd sae blindly,
Never met—or never parted,
We had ne'er been broken-hearted.

„Some books are lies frae end to end,
And some great lies were never penn'd…“

—  Robert Burns

Death and Dr. Hornbook, st. 1 (1787)
Variante: Some books are lies frae end to end.

„Oh would some power the giftie gie us, To see ourselves as others see us.“

—  Robert Burns, To a Louse

To a Louse, st. 8 (1786) http://www.poetry-online.org/burns_to_a_louse.htm
Variante: O, wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us
Origine: The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns
Contesto: O, wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as others see us!
It wad frae monie a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion.
What airs in dress an' gait wad lea'e us
An' ev'n Devotion

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