Great Scot

Cast-Bronze Bookends of Scots Poet Robert Burns (LEO Design)

Scottish icon, Robert Burns (1759 – 1796), is captured in this dashing pair of bronze-clad bookends from the 1920’s.   Voted “Greatest Scot” (ever) by his fellow countrymen (in 2009), the Eighteenth Century farmer-poet wrote in both English and the Scots language—often adapting age-old folk songs as he did with “Auld Lang Syne.”  He died at the young age of 37, after suffering the combined effects of heart disease, drinking and despondency.  Before his departure, however, he left-behind an impressive legacy of written works—and he still inspires Scots to raise a glass on Burns Night while intoning “An Address to a Haggis.”  To learn more about these bookends, please click on the photo above.

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