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Cauld Blasts And Clishmaclavers

Author : Robin A. Crawford
ISBN : 1783964782
Genre : English language
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The Scots language is an ancient and lyrical tongue, one inherently linked to the country's history and identity, its land and culture. It is also a living and vital vernacular, used daily. Yet some of these words are beginning to fade away, their meaning and value disappearing. Robin Crawford has gathered together 1,000 Scots words from his native land - old and new, classical and colloquial, rural and urban - in a joyful celebration of their continuing usage. In this rich linguistic tapestry, he reveals their evocative origins and essential character with verve, delight and wit. ingin: Dundonian for onion. The eye-watering essence of the Dundee dialect is captured in the phrase "Twa bridies, ples. A plen an an' an ingin an an' a." ("A pair of Forfarshire meat pastries, please. A plain one and an onion one as well"). roaster: modern slang for an idiot. A protestor's placard during US President Trump's visit to Scotland read: "Yir maw was an immigrant, ya roaster". simmer dim: Shetland term for long summer evenings where due to the northern latitude it never really gets dark at night. grannie: female grandparent (who cannot be pushed or shoved from public road transportation)
Category: English language

Fraser S Magazine

Author : James Anthony Froude
ISBN : MINN:31951000742898R
Genre : Authors
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Contains the first printing of Sartor resartus, as well as other works by Thomas Carlyle.
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All The Year Round

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : MINN:319510007285359
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

The Minstrelsy Of Scotland

Author : Alfred Moffat
ISBN : UCBK:C034453136
Genre : Ballads, Scots
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Category: Ballads, Scots

Harper S Weekly

Author : John Bonner
ISBN : UOM:39015034617483
Genre : United States
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Author : Grosvenor Library, Buffalo
ISBN : UCAL:B2954077
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Robert Burns

Author : Patrick Scott Hogg
ISBN : IND:30000110592999
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This new biography of Scotland's national poet explodes the Burns myth, replacing the ram-stam lad of popular cliche with the real, living Burns. He is revealed as a Scottish patriot of the heart, an idealist who wished for 'Freedom and Liberty' for his beloved Scotland, but also a man who was pragmatically a British patriot who risked his life for democratic reform.In Robert Burns- The Patriot Bard, the greatest of Scotland's poets is placed within the true context of his times. He was a son of the Enlightenment, whose inspiration came from both Scottish and English poets, the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the American Revolution of Independence and the French Revolution of 1789. Burns is painted in his native colours as a highly complex, hyper-intelligent writer in both prose and poetry, not the semi-confused contradictory simpleton of previous biographies. The fascinating legend of Burns as ladies' man is placed where it should be, as less important than the message of the bard. The real day-to-day Burns was irascible, stubborn-minded, independent, controversial and opinionated. His voice was always in the language of the people and his idealist vision of a better world lifted him from being exclusively a patriotic Scottish and British poet to a poet of humanity 'the world o'er'. Drawing from Burns' existing canon of poetry and letters, plus some newly attributed works suppressed for over two centuries, this life story is a roller-coaster narrative that charts the success and untimely death of the greatest songwriter of all time, the real Robert Burns.
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Niles Weekly Register

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ISBN : UOM:39015039628717
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Containing political, historical, geographical, scientifical, statistical, economical, and biographical documents, essays and facts: together with notices of the arts and manu factures, and a record of the events of the times.