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A fine line

Thomas Muir got penal servitude for merely asking a question Robert Burns trod a fine line between freedom and liberty. This was the very subject of many of his works but he lived at a time where freedom of speech…

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The Deil’s work

In 1789 Burns became an Excise Man for reasons best known to himself. Excise men in the 18th Century, to put it mildly, weren’t well liked. Traffic wardens aren’t popular nowadays but Excise Men were a lot, lot, less popular…

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