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Robert Burns unplugged


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By Scott Alarik
August 7, 2005

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ALMOST ANYWHERE you go in the English-speaking world, when people talk about ''the Bard," they mean William Shakespeare. In Scotland, it's Robert Burns. For more than 200 years, the late 18th-century Scottish poet and songwriter has been the defining national icon of his native land, his image emblazoned on cookie tins and souvenir banners, much the way the harp is ... (Full article: 1103 words)

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