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" A set o' dull conceited hashes Confuse their brains in college classes ! They gang in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth to speak; An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o "
The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life - Page 175
by Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834
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The Works of Robert Burns: Poems formerly published, with some additions ...

Robert Burns - 1806
...fools, What sairs your grammars? Ye'd better taen up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college...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....
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - Bookbinding - 1808
...fools, What sairs your grammars? Ye'd better taen up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. V A set o' dull conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college classes.! They gang in sticks, ami come out asses, Plain truth to speak , An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o'...
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Poems, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1811
...fools, What sairs your grammars ? Ye'd better taen up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college...dint o' Greek ! Gie me ae spark o' nature's fire, That 's a' the learning I desire ; Then though I drudge thro' dub an mire, At pleugh or cart, My muse,...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1814 - 264 pages
...hashes, Confuse their brains in college clasees ! They gang in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth tn speak; An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint...ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I dosire; Then, tho' 1 drudge thro' dub an' mire ' At pleugh or cart, -Niy Muse, tho' namely in attire,...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 3

Robert Burns - 1816
...fools, What sairs your grammars ? Ye'd better taen up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college...syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek i Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire ; Then tho' I drudge thro' dub...
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The Works of Robert Burns;: Poems formerly published, with some additions

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1820
...fools, What sairs your grammars ? Ye'd better taen up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college...classes ! They gang in stirks, and come out asses, Wain truth to speak ; An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dmt o' Greek ! Gie me ae spark o' Nature's...
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Scenes at Brighton; or, 'How much?'.

Innes Hoole - 1821
...Ye*d better ta'en up spades and shools, Or knapping hammers. A set of dull conceited hashes Con fuse their brains in college classes; They gang in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth to speak. BURNS. That a dragoon delights in arms, And thoughtless of mamma's alarms, Sports h gh-heel'd boots...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 75

British poets - 1822
...fools, What sairs your grammars? Ye'd better taen up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college...Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire ; Then tho'T drudge thro' dub an' mire At pleugh or cart, My Muse, tho' namely in attire, May touch the heart....
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The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors, Volume 38

English poetry - 1822
...fools, What sairs your grammars .Ye'd better taen up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college...speak ; An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint of Greek ' Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire ; Then tho' I drudge thro'...
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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect. [With engravings.]

Robert Burns - 1824
...you/oo&, What sairs your grammars ? Ye'd better taen up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college...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' namely in attire, May touch the heart....
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