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THE BRIDGES AT DOON AND AYR WHICH BURNS KNEW AND LOVED

THE BRIDGES AT DOON AND AYR WHICH BURNS KNEW AND LOVED

Near Alloway is the famous Brig o' Doon (bottom) which saved Tarn o' Shanter from the witches, who, of course, could not cross running water. Of the several bridges at Ayr over the river of that name, the " Auld Brig " (top) was built in the thirteenth century and was extra­ordinarily old in Burns' time. When a new bridge was put up, the poet indignantly wrote a poem in which he makes the "Aulcl Brig " call the newcomer "Conceited gowk," and predict that " I'll be a Brig when ye're a shapeless cairn." The prophecy came true.

Other pictures from Scotland's Literary Landmarks


GRAVE OF BURNS' FATHER AT ALLOWAY

SIR WALTER SCOTT'S STUDY, WHICH REMAINS ALMOST AS HE LEFT IT, IN HIS HOME AT ABBOTSFORD

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