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GUEST,Phil Cooper Origin: Ae Fond Kiss (Robert Burns) (22) RE: Ae Fond Kiss - background? 20 Mar 01


Dear Mark,

The story I had heard (and have no sources to back me up, so I could be wrong is: While Burns was the toast of Edinbourough high society he had an infatuation with a woman. It was purely platonic (nothing happened)but he got this poem out of it. A bit of courtly love? I'll check back with the thread later, as I would really like to know the story, too, if it's different.


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