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CHAPTER X
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY - LITERATURE UNDER THE GEORGES

All this was quite different from the earlier poetry of the century. Pope's influence had not disappeared by any means, and Cowper could write such balanced lines as

Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much ;
Wisdom is humble that he knows no more :

but his frank love of nature and simple things was not in the least like Pope ; and there was more and even better poetry of this sort to be done before the close of the century by a Scotsman named Robert Burns.
Robert Burns 1759-1796. Burns was the son of an intelligent, religious farmer. His years of school were few, but he was by no means an ignorant man, for he had a shelf of good books, and he had long evenings of conversation with his father, a man of no common mould. Another thing was of the utmost value to him who was to become the poet of Scotland, and that was his mother's familiarity with the ballads and songs of the olden time, and the fairy tales and legends with which the mind of one Betty Davidson, a member of the family, was stocked.
When Burns was sixteen, he met a pretty girl, and wrote a poem to her, Handsome Nell. This was the beginning, and from that time until he was twenty-eight, his life was full of song writing of hard work, and of the rather wild merrymaking of one or two clubs. He had no model for his poetry except the poems of Allan Ramsay, who wrote in the early part of the century, and Robert Fergusson, who wrote about the middle. When Burns discovered Fergusson's work, he was delighted, for here was a poet who wrote in Scotch, who loved

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