Posts tagged: The 1700s

Here’s a Bottle and an Honest Friend!

Robert Burns, beloved poet of Scotland, turns 251 today. As a Burns birthday salute, here’s the poem “A Bottle and Friend,” published when Burns was 28. The theme is one of his favorites: the simple pleasures of life. A Bottle and FriendThere’s nane that’s blest of human kind,But the cheerful and the gay, man,Fal, la, la, &c.Here’s a bottle and an honest friend!What wad ye wish for mair, man?Wha kens, before his life may end,

Was Alexander Hamilton Born in 1757 or 1755?

We’ve been taking a closer look at the birthdate of Alexander Hamilton, founding father and duelling victim. Some sources say he was born in 1757, but others insist on 1755.[[wysiwyg_imageupload:2225:]]