Youngest sister of Rabbie Burns

Reverend Charles Roger, Bridge of Allan, met the youngest sister of Rabbie Burns.  In his 1853 book “The Modern Scottish Minstrel” Roger’s records:

“Having selected the Minstrels to be introduced, I proceeded to visit their haunts.” This was how Rogers met Mrs Begg the sister of Rabbie Burns. She was 25 yrs old when her brother died and she was was 80 when Rogers met her but “retained her faculties in full vigour’”. She described her brother Rabbie Burns: “He had dark eyes and a quick disarming glance, but every feature indicated power and feeling”. However, most interesting of all, she added that most of the engraved portraits of her brother “are incorrect, some bear no resemblance”.

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