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Robert Burns

Letter by Burns

Period:
18th Century
Description:

This holograph manuscript fragment states Burns' opinions on current affairs.

 

Inscription, in Burns' hand:

'Providence appears on some Occassions to be an / Enemy to the Extension of Power beyond cer / tain Limits, and has prevented for many / years the Enlargement of many Countries / Turkey is a Case in point. Denmark is another / and the present attitude of the French Nation / among themselves will prevent them assuming an / agressive attitude to their neighbours / Rob Burns / Mr Williams / Irvine 16th May 1791'

Materials/Media:
paper
Dimensions:
203mm x 137mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:1964.144.1
Digital Number:
BHBN064n
Creation Date:
16th May 1791
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council