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The Modern Scottish Minstrel; or, The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century - Volume IV (Dodo Press)

ISBN13: 9781406573893
ISBN: 1406573892
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Published Date:
Pages: 292

"It is exceedingly difficult to settle the exact place of, as well as to compute the varied influences wielded by, a great original genius. Every such mind borrows so much from his age and from the past, as well as communicates so much from his own native stores, that it is difficult to determine whether he be more the creature or the creator of his period. But, ere determining the influence exerted by Burns on Scottish song and poetry, it is necessary first to inquire what he owed to his predecessors in the art, as well as to the general Scottish atmosphere of thought, feeling, scenery and manners. "