BURNS AT THE GLOBE INN – DUMFRIES
The Globe Inn at 56 High Street was a favourite haunt of Robert Burns and there are interesting relics from the days when he regularly visited the Inn. A window upstairs has a verse scratched on by his diamond stylus (I’m slightly surprised he was never locked up for this serial vandalism)! and this print showing Tam O’ Shanter "Weel mounted on his grey mere Meg, A better never lifted leg" hangs in the lounge-bar of the Inn. A wee bit more from:
Tam O’ Shanter (part).
"And scarcely had he Maggie rallied,
When out the hellish legion sallied…..
And win the key-stane of the brig;
There at them, thou thy tail may toss,
A running stream they dare na cross!
But ere the key-stane she could make,
The fient a tail she had to shake;
For Nannie far before the rest,
Hard upon noble Maggie prest,
And flew at Tam wi furious ettle;
But little wist she Maggie’s mettle!
Ae spring brought off her master hale,
But left behind her ain grey tail:
The carlin caught her by the rump,
And left poor Maggie scarce a stump".
Robert Burns 1759 -1796.
By summonedbyfells on 2012-02-22 14:48:46