Pursuing a similar approach William Hogg's Lays and Rhymes (1875) deployed Burnsian
epigraphs and allusions to bolster the cultural power of his 'Tributary Verse to H.
influence is evident in the poem's very metre.
The presentation of the Burnsian
aspect of William Robertson Smith's vast collection is a fitting tribute to the Bard on the 250th anniversary of his birth, together with the long-overdue recognition of Smith's own activities as a collector.
Referring proudly to his recent Improvisatore by its alternate Burnsian
title, Coleridge reveals the interconnectedness of all these quests from the 1820-1833 period.
hand-wringing over the tragedies and injustices of the past is really a kind of penitential triumphalism.
Obviously, the Burnsian
style, even with such a mouthpiece, is not suited to controversy, though controversy there was in plenty about the lives of his heroines.
For months all those honoured with the right to remain in the presence tiptoe about timorously, like so many Burnsian
But his inclination to dramatic utterance and the ironies of life evident in his Burnsian
monologue, 'Ayrshire Jock', and in the 'In a Music-Hall' sequence had little in common with Symons's Decadent search for sensations and amoral treatment of casual love.
Talented Rowan is the current Junior Burnsian
of the Year and is renowned as verse speaker reciting Burns' poems.
Ronnie remained an enthusiastic Burnsian
all his life, and a welcome speaker at Burns events and suppers: he was a natural performer with a great sense of humour.
In using this Burnsian
form, Baxter manages to suggest a link between this 'Dionysiac' conception of the Muse and Burns, who, though he characteristically 'identifies himself with Apollo', is also Dionysiac in his use of popular and bawdy verse and his dedication to alcohol as the fuel of inspiration.