Above: The Inauguration of Robert Burns as Poet Laureate of the LodgE, WILLIAM STEWART WATSON (1800-1870)
Winding Down & Farewell
We hope you enjoyed our virtual Burns Night of Scottish Country Dances. As the evening nears its end, please sit by the fire below, take a last turn about the room, and choose your version of an "Auld Lang Syne" dance below.
It was a brilliant evening, but it's time to say farewell. We hope you will join us again next year.
Adieu! a heart-warm fond adieu;
Dear brothers of the mystic tie!
Ye favoured, enlighten'd few,
Companions of my social joy;
Tho' I to foreign lands must hie,
Pursuing Fortune's slidd'ry ba';
With melting heart, and brimful eye,
I'll mind you still, tho' far awa.
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Farewell & Auld Lang Syne Dances Index
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