Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 5: Joys of the Simple Life (Vol. 6, pp. 134-140)

On this day in 1788, Robert Burns married Jean Armour, the excuse for the editors giving us another Burns poem. Today, it's "The Cotter's Saturday Night," a Scotch ode to the joys of home and hearth.

The best line in this poem: "An honest man's the noblest work of God."

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