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Posted By: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
15-Dec-10 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: Translation from Scots req'd
Subject: RE: Translation from Scots req'd
Yes, Jim's right. The style is a take-off of that "Epistle", but it's really a collage of other Scots terms culled largely from Burns's work. I think Mark Twain has a similar take-off of Shakespeare - lines from various plays stitched together - in "Huckleberry Finn"