Its Burns' Night tonight and I wanted to show you this old book which was my Granny's and as you can see, was very well used.
I think that along with the Bible, many household in Scotland would also have a copy of Burns' poems.
Here's a epitaph Burns wrote about a Mauchline (East Ayrshire) man - sounds like a bit of a character!
Lament him, Mauchline husbands a',
He aften did assist ye;
For had ye staid whole weeks awa',
Your wives they ne'er had missed ye.
Ye Mauchline bairns, as on ye pass
To school in bands thegither,
O, tread ye lightly on his grass,
Perhaps he was your father.
There's a good site where you can find out more about Robert Burns, his life and poetry at - Robert Burns Country.
I've written about Burns, Highland Mary and the Greenock connection here.
I'm not going to any Burns Suppers this year (sob, sob), but if you are - then have a great time!