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Robert Burns

Statistical Account of Scotland, The Volume 13

Period:
18th Century
Description:

Robert Burns borrowed this volume from the old Dumfries Public Library.  On p652 there is an account of the Covenanter's stone at Balmaghie, a reference to several people who suffered as martyrs for the Covenanters.  This statement seems to have a struck a chord with the poet, as he has pencilled in a verse of the famous "Solemn League and Covenant" as a footnote.

 

This relic was discovered in Dec 1859, by Mr William McDowall, editor of the Dumfries and Galloway Standard.

Place of Production:
Edinburgh
Materials/Media:
paper, leather boards
Dimensions:
width 135mm, height 217mm
Source:
Robert Burns House, Dumfries
Accession number:
DUMFM:1936.2.9
Digital Number:
BHBN105n
Creation Date:
1794
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council