Tag Archives: Scotland

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Sir Walter Scott – Thomas Carlyle

Born on December 4, 1795, Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, and mathematician before passing on  February 5, 1881.   He was a gifted lecturer who provided many varied insights during the Victorian age.  One … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Halloween – Robert Burns

In 1785, Robert Burns wrote a poem for Halloween.  It is included within the the Kilmarnock volume.  At 28 stanzas, it is one of Burns’ longer poems and mixes Scots with English.  It was written in response to the 1780 poem for Halloween … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns  

We have had a wee bit of a discussion on Scotland’s national poet prior to this.  It might be good to cross reference this if the reader is just now coming into this discussion.  For now, let’s move on to … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Holinshed’s Chronicles

Holinshed’s Chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland also known simply as Holinshed’s Chronicles is a multi-volume comprehensive history of the British Isles.  It was published in two editions.  The first in 1577.  The second in 1587.  Its importance today lies in its … Continue reading

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