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Robert Burns' The Cotter's Saturday Night

Written in 1785, (while Burns lived at Mossgiel), this poem is one of Burns' most well-loved works. Its twenty one stanzas describe the cotter (the cottager) and his household at the end of the working day. The poem includes lines on religious worship, and the morality of the time as it affects Jenny, the farmer's daughter. It ends on a patriotic note, with Burns expressing his love for Scotland. "From scenes like these, old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her lov'd at home, rever'd abroad".

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