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Robert Burns (25 Januar 1759 in Allowa, Ayrshire21 Julie 1796 in Dumfries), cawed Robbie or Rabbie Burns an aw, is the naitional poet o Scotland. He wrate in Scots, wi whiles some Inglis influence. He is widely kent as the Naitional Makar o Scotland, an his wark is celebrate aw ower the warld. Athort the warld he is the best kent o the mony makars that haes wrocht in the Scots leid, tho he forby screived mony poems in Inglis an in a kynd o licht Scots that can be eithly read by fowk nae sae acquaint wi Scots, within an furth o Scotland. Burns is aften regairdit as a pioneer o the Romantic Muivment, an efter his daith he became a seembol an important springheid o inspiration tae the foonders o baith Leiberalism an Socialism. He haes become a cultural icon o Scotland an aw, baith in Scotland itsel an amang Scots that haes flittit tae fremmit airts.


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The Ponte Vecchio ("Auld Brig") is a Medieval stane closed-spandrel segmental airch brig ower the Arno River, in Florence, Italy

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