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A SCENE FROM TAM O' SHANTER

A mural on the wall of the Rose Garden opposite Burns House Museum in Dumfries. The scene described in the picutre is:-

 

TAM O' SHANTER (Part).

 

But to our tale:-- Ae market-night,

Tam had got planted unco right;

Fast by an ingle, bleezing finely,

Wi' reaming swats, that drank divinely

And at his elbow, Souter Johnny,

His ancient, trusty, drouthy crony;

Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither--

They had been fou for weeks thegither!

The night drave on wi' sangs and clatter

And ay the ale was growing better:

The landlady and Tam grew gracious,

wi' favours secret,sweet and precious

The Souter tauld his queerest stories;

The landlord's laugh was ready chorus:

The storm without might rair and rustle,

Tam did na mind the storm a whistle"

 

Robert Burns 1759 - 1796.

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Taken on February 23, 2012