MS: 'Sick of the world and all its joy' i

Gilbert Burns, Author 
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This melancholy poem was written in the hand of Gilbert Burns and contains 13 4-line verses. The poem may have been sent to Miss Jean Breckenridge, his future wife.

Gilbert Burns (1760 - 1827) was the second son of William and Agnes to be born in the cottage in Alloway. While Robert travelled and worked throughout Scotland, it was his brother Gilbert who stayed behind at the farm in Mossgiel to look after the family. He died on 8 April 1827 in Grant's Braes, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, at the age 66.

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