Robert Burns

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) is Scotland's greatest poet. In his 1899 book "A Persian Pearl and other Essays" Darrow wrote a chapter about Burns which he ended with:

"Dear Robert Burns, to place one flower upon your grave, or add one garland to your fame is a privilege indeed. A noble man you were, knighted not by King or Queen, but titled by the Infinite Maker of us all. You loved the world; you loved all life; you were gentle, kind and true. Your works, your words, your deeds, will live and shine to teach the brotherhood of man, the kinship of all breathing things, and make the world a brighter, gentler, kindlier place because you lived and loved and sung."

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ppmsc-07528