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" And certes, in fair virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind; What is a lordling's pomp? a cumbrous load, Disguising oft the wretch of human kind, Studied in arts of hell, in wickedness refin'd! "
The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life - Page 258
by Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 1

1836
...The honor of a maid is her name, and no legacy is so rich as honesty." ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL. " Princes and lords are but the breath of kings, 'An honest man's the noblest work of God. " COTTER'S SATURDAY NIGHT. FAHMER BUTTON was an agriculturist of the old school ; he looked after...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life, Volume 2

Robert Burns, John Gibson Lockhart - Scotland - 1837 - 425 pages
...lil:c thcue old Scotia'i grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad : Princes niul lords are but the breath of kings, " An honest man's the noblest work of Go» !" And nil«, it, Cur virtue's heav'nly road, The cotttir/t leaves the palace far behind ; What...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...preside. XIX. From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad: Princes and lords are but the breath of kings,...noblest work of God :" And certes, in fair virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind ; What is a lordling's pomp ? a cumbrous load,...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...preside. XIX. From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered . Wardle heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind ; What is a lordling's pomp ? a cumbrous load,...
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The American class-reader: containing a series of lessons in reading; with ...

George Willson - Printing - 1840 - 288 pages
...preside. 8 From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad : Princes and lords are but the breath of kings...noblest work of God ;" And, certes,* in fair -virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind ; What is lordling's pomp ? A cumbrous load,...
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Selections from the British Poets, Volume 2

English poetry - 1840
...preside. From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad : Princes and lords are but the breath of kings,...noblest work of God :" And certes, in fair Virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind ; What is a lordling's pomp * a cumbrous load,...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1844 - 575 pages
...their little ones provide ; But chiefly in thtiir hearts with grace divine preside. From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her...and lords are but the breath of kings, * An honest man 's the noblest work of God :r* And certes, in fair virtue's heav'nly road, The cottage leaves the...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 80 pages
...preside. From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad; Princes and lords are but the breath of kings,...noblest work of God !" And certes, in fair virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind ; What is a lordling's pomp ! — a cumbrous...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845
...Forest." From scenes like these, old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad : Princes and Lords are but the breath of Kings, 'An honest man's the noblest work of God : ' And certes,1 in fair virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind : What is a lordling's...
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The Genius and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1845 - 222 pages
...with the poet, that such brethren are among the best of their country's sons, that " From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her lov'd at home, rever'd abroad;" and you desire to join in the Invocation that bursts from his pious and patriotic heart: " O Scotia...
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