Jan. 25, 1999
Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Poem: Robert Burns (1759-1796), "Flow Gently Sweet Afton"
It's the birthday in 1882 of British novelist VIRGINIA WOOLF, author of Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, The Waves, and A Room of One's Own.
It's the birthday in 1874 of English novelist and playwright SOMERSET MAUGHAM, born William Somerset Maugham in Paris, author of many plays and novels in the early 20th century including Of Human Bondage, The Moon and Sixpence, and The Razor's Edge.
Scotland will be celebrating "Burns Night" tonight to mark the birth of the poet and songwriter ROBERT BURNS, born in 1759 in Ayrshire on the southwestern coast of Scotlandthe poet who wrote "O My Luve's Like a Red, Red Rose" and many other poems and songs about Scotland.
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