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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 complete works of robert burns containing his poems, songs, and ...

allan cunningham - 1855
...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...stirks and come out asses, Plain truth to speak ; An' syue they think to climb Parnassus Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire ! That's a' the learning I desire...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1856 - 524 pages
...fools ? What sairs your grammars? Ye'd better taen up spades and shook, 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' 1 drudge thro' dub an' mire, At pleugh or cart, My Muse, tho' hamely in attire. May touch the...
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The life and works of Robert Burns, ed. by R. Chambers. Libr. ed, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1856
...shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college-classes ! They gang in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth to speak ; And syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek ! Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire ! That...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1857
...luxuriating in the joy of conscious genius holding communion with the native muse, he exclaims — " Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire ; Then, tho I drudge thro' dub and mire At pleugh or cart, My muse, though hamely in attire, May touch the...
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The works of professor Wilson, ed. by prof. Ferrier, Volume 7

John Wilson - 1857
...luxuriating in the joy of conscious genius holding communion with the native muse, he exclaims — ; . " Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire ; , • Then, tho I drudge thro' dub and mire At pleugh or cart, My muse, though namely in attire, May touch the...
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Essays critical and imaginative

John Wilson - 1857
...luxuriating in the joy of conscious genius holding communion with the native muse, he exclaims — " Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire ; Then, tho I drudge thro' dub and mire At pleugh or cart, My muse, though hamely in attire, May touch the...
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THE POETICAL WORKS ROBERT BURNS

1859
...shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hasjjgs Confuse their brains in college classes I They gang in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth...syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek ! tie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, hat's a' the learning I desire ; _hen, tho' I drudge thro' dub...
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS

JAMES CURRIE - 1859
...brains in college classes ! They gang in stirks,2 and come ont asses, Plain truth to speak ; An* syne3 they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek! Gie me ae spark o' Nature's lire, That 's a' the learning I desire ; Then tho' I drudge thro' dub4 and mire, At pleugh or cart,...
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The Burns centenary poems, a collection of fifty of the best, selected and ...

George Anderson (of Glasgow) - 1859
...NEALE, INSTOW, DBVOH. ONE OP THOSE HIGHLY COMMENDED BY THE JUDGES AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE COMPETITION. " Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire ; Then tho' I drudge thro' dub an' mire At plough or cart, My Muse, though namely in attire, May touch the...
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The Burns Centenary Poems: A Collection of Fifty of the Best Out of Many ...

George Anderson, John Finlay - English poetry - 1859 - 264 pages
...NEALE, INSTOW, DEVON. ONE OP THOSE HIGHLY COMMENDED BY THE JUDGES AT THE CRYSTAI. PALACE COMPETITION. " Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire. That's a' the learning I desire; Then tho' I drudge thro' dub an' mire At plough or cart, My Muse, though hamely in attire, May touch the...
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