Burns as a Theologian, p.46.

[Anecdotes of Burns Contents]

THERE is a story that Burns was seen lounging on horseback before a Mauchline public-house door on the afternoon of a “preaching Monday,” and delivering himself with such reckless freedom on the disputed theological tenets of the day to a group of villagers, that he was fairly hissed off the scene. Was he casting his pearls before the swine? 

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