Autograph poem of Robert Burns, written in about A.D. 1785-1786 by R. Burns
An autograph poem of Robert Burns 'on seeing a Louse on a young lady's bonnet at church ': beg. 'Ha ! whaur ye gaun ': composed in 1785 or 1786. It is in this poem that the words occur 'O wad some Power the giftie gie us | To see oursel as ithers see us.' In parts traced over with a pencil.
- Creation: written in about A.D. 1785-1786 by R. Burns
Language of Materials
MS. Add. A. 111
Other Finding Aids
Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29058.
On paper; 'bound by W. Pratt for H. Stevens 1872' in red morocco
7 3/8 × 6 1/2 in.