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Rabbie Burns Rabbie Burns

Statue: Rabbie Burns

Erection date: 1884

Inscription

{On the front of the plinth:}
"The poetic genius of my country found me at the
plough - and threw her inspiring mantle over me she
bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and
rural pleasures of my native soil in my native tongue:
I tuned my wild, artless notes as she inspired."

{On the paper at his feet at the left:}
"O sweet to stray, and pensive ponder a heartfelt sang."

{On the sculpture, at the back:}
Sir John Steell, Sculptor, 1881, Edinr.

Quill pen in hand.

Site: Rabbie Burns (1 memorial)

WC2, Victoria Embankment Gardens

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Rabbie Burns

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Robert Burns

Born Alloway, Ayrshire. Wrote in the Scots language, and also in a Scots dial...

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Rabbie Burns

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John Steell

Born Aberdeen. Queen Victoria's official sculptor in Scotland, his work incl...

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