Robert Burns

Gerry Carruthers

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ON the third floor of a gloriously chaotic study in University Gardens in Glasgow mounds of books are defying the laws of precipitation. And so you tread softly lest your ponderous footfall might tip them over. Here bides Gerry Carruthers, professor of Scottish Literature and one of the world’s leading Robert Burns’ scholars, and we’re talking about Holy Wullie’s Prayer, the bard’s savage rebuke to hypocrisy and piety.