|The best laid schemes o’ mice and men / Gang aft a-gley; / And leave us naught but grief and pain / For promised joy.|
|—To a Mouse|
The Poems and Songs
Harvard Classics, Vol. 6
The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns
The most lauded poet of Scotland, Burns had a love of his nation’s songs, like Auld Lang Syne, which has been infectious ever since the world over. The musical highland dialect in the 557 works is translated in a glossary of over 1,900 words and phrases.
NEW YORK: P.F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY, 1909–14
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 2001