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Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland...

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Robert Burns "Such a Parcel of Rogues" Poem animation

Heres a virtual movie of the great Scots poet Robert Burns reading his bitter but beautiful poem more often heard these days as a folk song "Such a Parcel of Rogues" Written in 1791.Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation is a Scottish folk song whose lyrics are taken from an eponymous Robert Burns poem of 1791. It derides those members of the Parliament of Scotland who signed the Act of Union with England in 1707, comparing their treachery to the country with the tradition of martial valor and resistance commonly associated with such historic figures as Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. It has continued to be associated with Scottish nationalism and also been referenced in other situations where politicians' actions have gone against popular opinion. Written in 1791, Such a Parcel of Rogues in a Nation is Robert Burns' famous poem on the 1707 Acts of Union, which joined the parliaments of England and Scotland to create the nation of Great Britain. It contains the lines 'We're bought and sold for English gold' -- Such a parcel of rogues in a nation! echoing the sentiment that Scottish landowners, bankrupted in part by the disastrous Darien Scheme, sold out the Scottish nation for their own financial gain. The melody and lyrics were published in James Hogg's Jacobite Reliques of 1817 (no. 36). Robert Burns (25 January 1759 -- 21 July 1796) (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in <b>...</b>
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