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Robert Burns in Edinburgh

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Robert Burns (1759-1796). Burns Monument, S side of Regent Road. An amplified version of the Choragic Monument  of Lysicrates by Thomas Hamilton, 1830, differing most obviously from the Athenian original and from his earlier version at Alloway (1820) in that its columns surround (in temple style) a cylindrical cella, ornamented with lyres and carried upwards to form an attic, with wreaths. The finial also follows its model, but three supporting griffins are introduced to suit the increased girth below. ...


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When Burns arrived in Edinburgh in 1786 he lived in a house, now demolished, on the east side of Baxter's Close, now Lady Stair's Close, on the Lawnmarket, Royal Mile. It's also the site of the Writers' Museum, principally devoted to Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.
The White Hart Inn is one of many pubs along the north side of the Grassmarket in Edinburgh. Robert Burns stayed in the inn during his last visit to Edinburgh in 1791, and it was reputedly here that he parted from his great love Agnes MacLehose, whom he immortalised in verse as Clarinda. Her grave is in the Canongate Kirk cemetery with the memorial shown above. 
 


The Writers' Museum

 
Biography of Robert Burns

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