MS: Glossary fragment for Edinburgh edition of 'Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect'

Date:
1787 
Creator:
Robert Burns, Author 
Object Number:
3.6151

Summary

This is all that remains of the glossary Robert produced for the Edinburgh edition of his poems. It appears as though he has crossed out each item on the list as it had been transcribed into some other document, perhaps a neater copy for the publisher.

The glossary was needed to explain the meaning of Scots phrases to his readers who would not have been familiar with words like ‘kae’, ‘kittlin’ and ‘kelpies’.

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