'Sir, Yours this moment I unseal': a Burns manuscript rediscovered in Paisley

Lamont, C. and Weir, D. (2017) 'Sir, Yours this moment I unseal': a Burns manuscript rediscovered in Paisley. Scottish Literary Review, 9(2), pp. 85-95.

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Abstract

Following the discovery of a manuscript in Burns's hand in the Archive of Paisley Museum and Central Library, new questions regarding the history of the piece had to be asked. The short rhyming reply opens 'Sir, Yours this moment I unseal,' but offers no information connecting the piece to anyone else. This short essay tracks the appearance of the work in nineteenth-century editions of Burns's works and pieces together what we know about it. Thereafter, an attempt is made to clarify the provenance of the item and the literary connections around it, particularly those in Paisley at the turn of the nineteenth century.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Lamont, Dr Craig Ronald
Authors: Lamont, C., and Weir, D.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Scottish Literature
Journal Name:Scottish Literary Review
Publisher:Association for Scottish Literary Studies
ISSN:1756-5634
ISSN (Online):2050-6678
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 Association for Scottish Literary Studies
First Published:First published in Scottish Literary Review 9(2): 85-95
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
719571Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century: Correspondence & PoetryGerard CarruthersArts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/P004946/1CRIT - SCOTTISH LITERATURE
529991Editing Robert Burns for the 21st CenturyGerard CarruthersArts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/I003738/1CRIT - SCOTTISH LITERATURE