Ingersoll on ROBERT BURNS, from the Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Volume 3, Lecture 2

Robert G. Ingersoll (1833 - 1899)

This is a duet by Michele Fry, reading Ingersoll's essay, and Kay Williams, an authentic Scotsman, reading Burns' poetry. Robert Burns (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known familiarly as Rabbie Burns, the National Bard, Bard of Ayrshire, the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets,[nb 1] was a Scottish poet and lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is in a "light Scots dialect" of English, accessible to an audience beyond Scotland. He also wrote in standard English, and in these writings his political or civil commentary is often at its bluntest. (Summary by Michele Fry)

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography, Literary Criticism

Language: English

Group: Ingersoll Lectures on Famous Freethinkers

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Michele Fry
Play 02 His Biography; Why Do Millions Love Him Michele Fry
Play 03 Poet of Love-Home-Friendship-Scotch Drink Michele Fry
Kay Williams
Play 04 Poets are Born not Made-Burns the Artist-A Real Democrat Michele Fry
Kay Williams
Play 05 His Theology Michele Fry
Kay Williams
Play 06 Theology (cont'd), Poet of Nature, Tennyson Michele Fry
Play 07 From Cradle To Coffin; Burns' Birthplace Michele Fry
Kay Williams