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1817 LIBRARIES 25th January Afton Afton Water Ainslie Alexander Allan Cunningham Anniversary April Auld Ayrshire Banks Bard Begg Biographical born Burns Club Burns pages Burns Statue Burns's Burnsiana celebrated Centenary Contains-Burns Contains-Lines Contains-Robert Burns Contains-The Copy Sotheby's Cottage Cottar's Saturday Night Creech Cromek Currie daughter Doon Dumfries Dundee Dunlop Edinburgh Edinburgh edition Ellisland farm father FEDERATED 1886 Gavin Hamilton George Gilbert Glasgow Greenock heart Highland Mary INSTITUTED James Jean Armour John July Kilmarnock letter Lochlea Lodge London Mackenzie Mary Campbell Mauchline meeting Memory of Burns MICHIGAN Montgomery Castle Monument Mossgiel Nasmyth Nicol Burns November Paisley parish POEMS AND SONGS Poet Poet's POETICAL Poetry printed published religious rhyme Riddel Robert Burns Scotland Scott Scottish Dialect Scottish Literature Second Edition SECRETARY-John Shanter Sketch Street Tarbolton Thomas Thomas Carlyle Thomson verses volume William Burness Wilson writing written
Strana 12 - ... promises, kindly stepped in, and carried him away, to where the wicked cease from troubling, and where the weary are at rest ! It is during the time that we lived on this farm, that my little story is most eventful.
Strana 160 - And wi' the lave ilk merry morn Could rank my rig and lass, Still shearing, and clearing The tither stocked raw, Wi' claivers, an haivers, Wearing the day awa : Ev'n then a wish, (I mind its power,) A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave my breast; That I for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan, or beuk could make, Or sing a sang at least.
Strana 116 - O YE, whose cheek the tear of pity stains, Draw near with pious rev'rence, and attend ! Here lie the loving husband's dear remains, The tender father, and the gen'rous friend. The pitying heart that felt for human woe ; The dauntless heart that fear'd no human pride ; The friend of man, to vice alone a foe ; " For ev'n his failings lean'd to virtue's side.
Strana 155 - An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek! Gie me ae spark o' nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire; Then tho' I drudge thro' dub an' mire At pleugh or cart, My muse, tho' hamely in attire, May touch the heart.
Strana 170 - THOU lingering star, with lessening ray, That lov'st to greet the early morn, Again thou usher'st in the day My Mary from my soul was torn. O Mary! dear departed shade! Where is thy place of blissful rest? See'st thou thy lover lowly laid? Hear'st thou the groans that rend his breast?
Strana 14 - My Highland lassie was a warm-hearted, charming < young creature as ever blessed a man with generous love. After a pretty long tract of the most ardent reciprocal attachment, we met by appointment on the second Sunday of May, in a sequestered spot by the banks of Ayr, where we spent the day in taking a farewell before she should embark for the West Highlands, to arrange matters among her friends for our projected change of life.
Strana 163 - I am nae Poet, in a sense, But just a Rhymer, like, by chance, An' hae to learning nae pretence, Yet, what the matter ? Whene'er my Muse does on me glance, I jingle at her. Your critic-folk may cock their nose, And say, ' How can you e'er propose, You wha ken hardly verse frae prose, To mak a sang ?' But, by your leaves, my learned foes, Ye're maybe wrang.
Strana 105 - The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip To haud the wretch in order ; But where ye feel your honour grip, Let that aye be your border ; Its slightest touches, instant pause — Debar a' side pretences ; And resolutely keep its laws, Uncaring consequences.
Strana 10 - Though, when young, he was bashful and awkward in his intercourse with women, yet when he approached manhood, his attachment to their society became very strong, and he was constantly the victim of some fair enslaver. The symptoms of his passion were often such as nearly to equal those of the celebrated Sappho. I never indeed knew that he fainted, sunk, and died away; but the agitations of his mind and body exceeded anything of the kind I ever knew in real life.
Strana 110 - When under the necessity of being absent while he was speaking, she seemed to regret, as a real loss, that she had missed what the good man had said. This worthy woman, Agnes Brown, had the most thorough esteem for her husband of any woman I ever knew. I can by no means wonder that she highly esteemed him ; for I myself have always considered William Burnes...