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The Auld Farmer’s New Year Morning Salutation, to his Auld Mare

The Auld Farmer’s New Year Morning Salutation, to his Auld Mare

In celebration of the New Year,  the current collection focus highlights an original manuscript in Robert  Burns' own hand. The piece focuses on themes of nature, the passing of time and friendship as the poem's persona gives his horse a well deserved 'hansel' - a present given to good friends on the first Monday of the year. Click on to see the poem in full.