Robert Burns: the man and the poet
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Robert Burns: the man and the poet a round, unvarnished account by Robert Tyson Fitzhugh

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English


  • Burns, Robert, -- 1759-1796.,
  • Poets, Scottish -- 18th century -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [443]-482.

Statement[by] Robert T. Fitzhugh.
LC ClassificationsPR4331 .F57
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 508 p.
Number of Pages508
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17753653M

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