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Rebellion & Enlightenment

The Scottish Enlightenment

Robert Burns' Copy of Cicero's Select Orations Translated into English

18th Century

This translation of Cicero's Orations was published in London in 1756. The original latin is printed on the left hand page and the English translation on the right. It aslo contains historical, Critical and Explanatory notes.


Robert Burns has written on the title page;


23rd April, 1787,

This book, a present from the truly worthy and learned Dr. Gregory, I shall preserve to my latest hour as a mark of the gratitude, esteem and veneration I bear to the donor - so help me God!

Robert Burns


Part of the James McKie Collection.

The Dick Institute
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East Ayrshire Council