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LINCOLN AND BURNS - THE CONNECTION

Welcome to robertburns-gifts.com where you can find an exciting range of premium quality gifts that relate to Scotland's National Poet.

Our flagship product the Robert Burns pocket diary, the only one of its kind in the world, has 32 added printed pages which focus on a different aspect of the poet's life so that our readers can absorb new and interesting information about the poet, annually. It has been published since the year 2000.

The diary for 2017, 18th in the series, analyses the influence of the poet in America and explains his connection to Abraham Lincoln, who enthusiastically recited many of Burns' poems from his teenage years to the end of his life. It is thought that Burns' lyrics helped Lincoln develop his own powerful sense of oratorical rythym, from his casual anecdotal stories to his major state addresses.

Lincoln's familiarity with Burns is confirmed by the following text contained in his 1860 presidential biography, written by William Dean Howells:-

"When practising law before his election to Congress, a copy of Burns was his inseparable companion on the circuit; and this he pursued so constantly, that it is said, he now has by heart every line of his favorite poet."

The 2017 diary is in stock and available for purchase NOW.


NEW PRODUCT

We introduce a new product - a robust click pen with a full colour reproduction of the Nasmyth portrait of the poet on the barrel, with a rubber grip - a high quality gift that any Burns lover will appreciate! We have a second version specially produced for the Masons.

The pen is in stock and available for purchase NOW.

FULL RANGE

The diary and other products in our range can be viewed by selecting items from the menu on the left - all available with online payment via PayPal.



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