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PIBDA Y, MARCH 1, 1872. .

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FUNERAL OF A SON OF BURNS.

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FUNERAL OF A SON OF BURNS. William Nieol Burns, the second of the three sons of Robert Burns, who survived infancy, died at his resi- dence at Cheltenham, a few days ago, in his 82nd year, and was buried on Wednesday. Like his younger bro- ther, James, who died in November, 1865, William was an officer in the East India Company's service, from which he retired on full pay nearly thirty years ago. His elder brother, Robert, died at Dumfries about ten years since. Till within a year or two, William en- joyed remarkably good health, and latterly succumbed rather to the increasing burdens of years than to any definite complaint. He was a quiet, mild-tempered, kindly, but gonial and gentlemanly Old Indian," with none of the fiery characteristics of his father, and with little or none of his literary genius. He left the mili- tary service with the reputation of an efficient soldier, and enjoyed his leisure and the society of his nieces with little variation on the social and domestic routine of such a place as Cheltenham, beyond an annual visit to Dumfries or Edinburgh, a short Highland tour, or a trip to London. Having been only five years of age at the time of his father's death, Colonel Burns's recollec- tion of him were but slight. Colonel Burns was buried on Wednesday in the Mausoleum, at Dumfries, besides his illustrious father, and where his mother, the immortal Jane Armour, and his two brothers are also interred. Col. Burns was named William Nicol after his father's friend, the master in the Hi"h School of Edinburgh, one of the trio celebrated in 11 Willio brew'd a peck o' maut."

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