Friday, 16 December 2016

Robert Burns on the Union

I have never been a big fan of Burns, but this is mostly explained by the fact that I think poetry is largely foppish idolatry, not far away from the fetishisation of art. But in prose he could say some poignant and interesting things.

"Alas! Have I often said to myself, what are all the boasted advantages which my Country reaps from a certain Union, that can counterbalance the annihilation of her Independence and even her very Name?"

Robert Burns 1790