'Holy Willie's Prayer'
Two satirical manuscripts written by Robert Burns are being displayed at the National Library at Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, to mark Burns Day on 25 January.
'Holy Willie's Prayer', written in 1785, and 'The Ordination: A Scotch Poem', written in 1786, are examples of Burns's finest satirical verses.
Both were directed at hypocrises in the Church of Scotland in the 18th century and contain some of the provocative and humourous commentary for which Burns is famous.
The two works will be brought together in a one-day joint display by the National Library of Scotland and the Mitchell Library. 'Holy Willie's Prayer' is from the Library's Glenriddell Manuscripts collection, and 'The Ordination' is from the Robert Burns Collection at the Mitchell Library.
Read more in the Burns day display media release.
18 January 2019