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April 23

It is widely held that William Shakespeare was born this day in 1564. It is a matter of historical record that he did die on this day, 1616

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Question:

This is one poet's epitaph: "The poetic genius of my country found me at the plough and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my native soil, in my native tongue. I tuned my wild, artless notes as she inspired" Whose is it?

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Robert Burns.

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