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CLOSEBURN
the BAWDRY VERSES

Burns spent time in the village of Closeburn. He visited Closeburn Castle which is a defence tower with dungeons and a parapet. Today public tours are offered at the castle.

Burns also enjoyed the Brownhill Inn in Closeburn. This is no longer open and today is a house. He inscribed 'yer welcome Willie Stewart' onto a glass tumbler here which was later aqquired by Sir Walter Scott.

Between 1788-1791 Burns was known to have inscribed some verses on the windowpanes of the inn. These included 'The Henpecked Husband'. However it is thought their bawdry nature led to them being removed and destroyed.

 

Closeburn still boasts their castle and although the Inn no longer operates, it was home to these bawdry verses ... 

Curs'd be the man
The poorest wretch in life
The crouching vassal
To a tyrant wife ...

The Henpecked Husband

CLOSEBURN THE BAWDRY VERSES

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Closeburn Castle
Burns visited Closeburn Castle.

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Brownhill Inn

Burns visited here and inscribed some bawdry verses on the window panes that were later destroyed to protect his reputation. It is now a house.

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