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The Poems of Burns appear in these volumes as arranged and edited by Robert Chambers in his Life and Works of Robert Burns, Edinburgh and London, 1856. Such parts of the Biography
are necessary for the understanding of the poems, .or of the occasions which gave rise to them, are retained in the form of prefaces to the individual pieces. Verbal changes of a trifling description have here and there been required.
The Memoir of Burns is taken from the eight edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica.
Italie letters indicate the publication devoted to his
Dr. Currie's Description of Burns
Preface to the First Edition of Burns's Poems
Dedication prefixed to the Second Edition
Song — The Braes o' Ballochmylo
Note to Gavin Hamilton