An eighteenth-century Scottish poet known for his poems in Scottish dialect, such as “To a Mouse,” “A Red, Red Rose,” and “Auld Lang Syne.”
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Many lines from Burns's poetry have become proverbial: “The best-laid schemes of mice and men / Gang aft a-gley” (often go astray), “A man's a man for a' [all] that.”
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