NT2674 : Burns Monument, Regent Road

taken 9 years ago, near to Edinburgh, Great Britain

Burns Monument, Regent Road
Burns Monument, Regent Road
Monument to Scotland's national bard, designed by Thomas Hamilton and built in 1830. The well-educated son of a tenant farmer in Ayrshire, Burns was massively patronised in true Edinburgh fashion by the polite society he encountered in the capital. On hearing how Henry Mackenzie was touting him as a genius and 'heaven-taught ploughman', he exclaimed, "Gawd mun, a plooman poet. They’ll sune be haein kye that sing!" LinkExternal link

"I received three letters from Edinburgh full of irrational and unbounded panegyric, representing him as a poetical phenomenon that owed nothing but to Nature and his own Genius. When I opened the book I found that he was as well acquainted with the English poets as I was." -- John Logan, Scottish minister

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Saturday, 26 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Friday, 2 October, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 262 740 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.2061N 3:10.9496W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 262 740
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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