This classic, luxurious item is the ideal gift for the Burns fan. Robert Burns in Your Pocket from Waverley Books contains a clear and accessible biography of Burns and his work, fifty-two of Burns' poems and songs, a comprehensive glossary of Scots words, and an index of first lines. Illustrated with line drawings of scenes from his life, this book also gives a brief introduction to each poem. Burns lived in, and was inspired by, Ayrshire, Edinburgh, and Dumfries, and the book includes a guide to key landmarks in the section 'The Land o' Burns'. This compact book combines quality, style and value. Poems and songs include 'To a Mouse', 'Tam o' Shanter', 'Holy Willie's Prayer', 'Scots Wha Hae', 'Address to a Haggis', 'Green Grow the Rashes, O', 'Auld Lang Syne', 'Ae Fond Kiss', 'A Red, Red Rose' and 'Comin' Through the Rye'. Robert Burns is more than Scotland's national poet. He has also become a symbol of Scottish national identity. Burns was born in Alloway on 25 January 1759, the oldest son of seven children. His family were poor farmers, and led a frugal, demanding life. By his mid-twenties, Burns was an accomplished writer of verse, and his first volume of poetry, Poema, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, was published to great acclaim in 1786, Burns' work shows irony, wit, romanticism and sentiment, as well as bawdy humour, a seemingly indiscriminate admiration for women, and a capacity for compassion and feeling for his fellow man. Burns died on 21 July 1796. By then he was a celebrity and a prolific poet, and he left behind a body of work that is now celebrated worldwide. The 5 fl oz hip flask is made from stainless steel and has the inscription engraved: 'Freedom and whisky gang thegither' from Robert Burns' 'The Author's Earnest Cry and Prayer'.
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