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January 25, 2010

25 January 1759: The Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, was born in Alloway, Scotland. In his relatively short life, Burns composed some of the most enduring poems of the English tradition including “Auld Lang Syne,” “A Red, Red Rose,” “Afton Water,” and “To a Mouse” which gave us the lines “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, / Gang aft agley.”

If you missed out on Burn’s Night, celebrate today by enjoying a tasty haggis and toasting the favorite bard of Scotland, for auld lang syne.

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