Ingersoll on ROBERT BURNS, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, Lec…

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This is a duet by Michele Fry, reading Ingersoll's essay, and Kay Williams, an authentic Scotsman, reading Burns' poetry. Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire, the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets,[nb 1] was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is in a "light Scots dialect" of English, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. (Summary by Michele Fry) (1 hr 11 min)


Introduction 9:19 Read by Michele Fry
His Biography; Why Do Millions Love Him 11:11 Read by Michele Fry
Poet of Love-Home-Friendship-Scotch Drink 11:25 Read by Michele Fry
Poets are Born not Made-Burns the Artist-A Real Democrat 7:51 Read by Michele Fry
His Theology 7:46 Read by Michele Fry
Theology (cont'd), Poet of Nature, Tennyson 12:47 Read by Michele Fry
From Cradle To Coffin; Burns' Birthplace 10:44 Read by Michele Fry