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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mystery Statue - Robert Burns - Stanley Park,Vancouver BC

Burns: Poems (Everyman's Library Pocket Poets)

Today's answers:
George Washington?
Captain Cook?
lord Stanley?
George Vancouver?
Congratulations to the two people who named the mystery statue:

Robert Burns 1759 - 1796
O, my luve's like a red, red rose,
That's newly sprung in June.
O, my luve's like the melodie,
That's sweetly play'd in tune.
As fair art thou, my bonie lass,
So deep in luve am I,
And I will luve thee still, my Dear,
Till a' the seas gang dry.
Till a' the seas gang dry, my Dear,
And the rocks melt wi' the sun!
O I will luve thee still, my Dear,
While the sands o' life shall run.
And fare thee weel, my only Luve,
And fare thee weel a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho' it were ten thousand mile!

Happy Valentines Day

The statue is situated at the entrance to Stanley Park in Vancouver
The plaque below the statue reads
"This statue of Robert Burns, Scotland's National Bard, was unveiled by J. Ramsay MacDonald , a Prime Minister of Britain, on 25th August, 1928.
Robert Burns's sincere desire for friendship and brotherhood among all peoples is clearly shown in his many poems and songs. His poetry and letters, both serious and humorous are worthy of study by those who value liberty and freedom.
This memorial was rededicated on the 200th Anniversary of the Bard's death by the Burns Club of Vancouver.
21 July 1996
"Then let us pray that come it may
(as come it will for a' that)...
that man to man, the world o'er
shall birthers be for a' that


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  2. It's Robert Burns, Pauline
    Tony L. - not just another pretty face

  3. Clever boy Tony only you and one other person got it