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P---n, Robert, of Anwick

On 14th November 1787, Burns wrote a note to an unknown correspondent in Anwick, Northumberland, thanking him for his good wishes, saying: 'I have always held it a maxim in life, that in this bad world, those who truly wish us well are entitled to a pretty large share, at least of our gratitude...'

In the Literary Magnet, Vol 2 1824, we are told that the late Mr Robert P---n of Anwick... was eminently distinguished as a pious and philanthropic character; and he was also capable of appreciating highly the beauty of Burns's poems; but he felt the deepest regret that many of them were of an immoral and dangerous tendency to the minds of his readers, as well as injurious to the best interests of the bard himself.'

Mr P---n had, of course, ample opportunity to peruse before his death the doctrines of Dr Currie.

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