(LARGE PRINT EDITION) 1888. Blackie, a Scottish scholar and man of letters, writes about the life of Robert Burns, the Scottish poet whose great popularity with the Scots lay in his ability to depict with loving accuracy the life of his fellow rural countrymen. His use of dialect brought a stimulating, much-needed freshness and raciness into English poetry. While largely written about Scots, his poems have universal appeal. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.