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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 Genius and Character of Robert Burns: An Essay and Criticism on His Life ...

John Wilson - 1861 - 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 : " 0 Scotia...
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Choice poems and lyrics

1862
...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 ; " An honest man 's the noblest work of God : " And certes, in fair virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the...
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The National Geographic Magazine, Volume 32

Geography - 1918
...UPSTANDING Such Scottish types as this village blacksmith inspired Burns to philosophize: "Princes ahd lords are but the breath of kings; An honest man's the noblest work of God." £-0 Photograph by W. Ręd "I AM, INDEED, SIR, A SURGEON TO OLD SHOES" " Long may the hardy sons...
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The Sword and the trowel; ed. by C.H. Spurgeon

London metrop. tabernacle - 1884
...also reared a monument to his memory, on which they inscribed the lines — " Princes and lords'are but the breath of kings, An honest man's the noblest work of God." CA DAVIS. an& f entlimlg* THE beloved Apostle John was in four remarkable ways honoured above...
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Improvement Era, Volume 4, Issue 2

1901
...preside. Prom 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 Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 1132 pages
...77—80) 20 From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered M M ,OG L M God!" (1. 163-166) 21 O Scotia! my dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to Heaven is sent,...
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Lives of Dalhousie University: 1818-1925, Lord Dalhousie's College

Peter B. Waite - Education - 1994 - 352 pages
...much in Robert Burns's "The Cottar's Saturday Night" that speaks to this argument: From scenes like these, old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her...breath of kings, "An honest man's the noblest work of God." 31 In the lecture halls of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, and St Andrew's this came to be a democracy...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 584 pages
...unsentimental portrait of agricultural family life, written in Scots and English. From scenes like these, old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her...are but the breath of kings, 'An honest man's the noble work of God:' And certes, in fair Virtue's heavenly road, The Cottage leaves the Palace far behind:...
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Acts of Union: Scotland and the Literary Negotiation of the British Nation ...

Leith Davis - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 219 pages
...cotter's family together as national subjects. Burns suggests that it is "From scenes like these [that] old SCOTIA'S grandeur springs / That makes her lov'd at home, rever'd abroad" (ll. 163-64). Other elements in the poem suggest a different kind of national imagining than the singing...
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