"While Europe's eyes are fix'ed on mighty things, the fate of empires and the fall of kings;
While quacks of state must each produce his plan and even children lisp The Right of Man;
Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention, the rights of women merit some attention"-
Robert (Robbie) Burns, (25 January 1759 – 21 July 1796), also known as Robbie Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, the Ploughman Poet and various other names and epithets. Robbie Burns is the national poet of Scotland, possibly the most romantic poet of all time, and the author of Auld Lang Syne, written in 1788 and set to the tune of a traditional, Scottish folk song. Auld Lang Syne is especially loved in English-speaking world, traditionally sung to bid farewell to the old year at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve. Auld Lang Syne is also sung at funerals, graduations, and as a farewell or ending to other occasions. The international Scouting movement in many countries uses it to close jamborees and other functions.