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Wooden fragment from Burns' Trysting Thorn

Image Rights Holder:
Dumfries & Galloway Museums Service
Project:
:Future Museum
Material:
wood
Dimensions:
length 150mm, width 81mm, height 45mm
What:
Burnsiana
Subject:
trysting thorn
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Description:

This polished wooden fragment is made from the wood of Robert Burns' 'Trysting Thorn' (romantic meeting place).  It bears a transfer print quoting a Burns poem:

 

MADE OF WOOD FROM / BURNS' TRYSTING THORN, / MILL MANNOCH, NEAR COYLTON. / "At length I reached the bonnie glen / Where early life I sported; / I pass'd the mill and trysting thorn, / Where Nancy aft I courted."