Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Sorry, he said ...

... ‘Rabbie’ Burns Stands for Fornication (1786).

1 comment:

  1. I read somewhere that after Burns died they erected a statue of him in the village square.

    "Rabbie, oh Rabbie," his elderly mother cried out at the ceremony. "You asked them for bread, and they've given you a stone."

    I'm Scot-Welsh on my father's side, and I spent two years living in Scotland while serving in the U.S. Navy on a tugboat at the nuclear submarine base at Holy Loch in 1974 and 1975.

    Even though the Scots are a war-like people (the Scots' reknown Black Watch Regiment is currently serving in Iraq), their national hero is a poet, Robert Burns.

    I found that interesting.

    Paul Davis