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Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Burns

A Man's A Man For A' That

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
1. Burns Monument
Inscription.  

Erected by
The Burns Memorial Association
of Quincy Mass.
in honor of
Robert Burns
Scotland's most famous poet
and advocate of liberty
and democracy

"No Spartan tube, no Attic shell
No lyre Ćolian I awake
’Tis liberty’s bold note I swell
Thy harp, Columbia, let me take
We dare maintain the royalty of man"

From Burns' Ode to
General Washington's Birthday 1794

——————————
"Whatever mitigates the woes or
increases the happiness of others,
this is my criterion of goodness.
Whatever injures society at large
or any individual in it,
this is my measure of iniquity."
Burns

Dedicated and presented to the
City of Quincy November·28·1925

Rededicated October 24, 1971


 
Erected 1925 by The Burns Memorial Association of Quincy Mass.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. 42° 14.915′ N, 71° 0.258′ W. Marker
Burns Dedication Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
2. Burns Dedication Marker
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is in Quincy, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Granite Street and Thomas E. Burgin Parkway, on the right when traveling south on Granite Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Quincy MA 02169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Adams (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Men of Quincy, Mass. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hancock Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); United First Parish Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Abigail Adams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Liberty Tree Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Adams (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Hancock Birth Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Burns. BBC archival entry (Submitted on June 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Robert Burns (1759 - 1796). Scottish Poetry Library website entry (Submitted on June 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Burns Monument Information. Quincy, Mass. Historical and Architectural Survey website entry (Submitted on June 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Burns Quote image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
3. Burns Quote
Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
4. Burns Monument
Burns Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
5. Burns Statue
Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
6. Burns Monument
View from back of monument to show location
Burns Quote image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
7. Burns Quote
Angled photo to better show inscription
Welcome to Burns County image. Click for more information.
By Larry Gertner, July 1, 2021
8. Welcome to Burns County
Everything you wanted to know about Robert Burns, Scotland's national bard (and lots more besides)
Website homepage
(Submitted on June 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 118 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 20, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on July 1, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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