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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life - Page 175
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
...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 an' mire At pleugh or cart, My muse, though hamely in attire, May touch the...
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The poems of Robert Burns. (Bell and Daldy's pocket vols.).

Robert Burns - 1863
...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...That's a' the learning I desire ; Then though I drudge through dub an' mire At pleugh or cart, My Muse, though hamely in attire, May touch the heart. 0 for...
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The Poetical Works, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1863 - 1 pages
...brains in college-classes ! They gang in stirks, and come out asses, bullocks Plain truth to speak ; And syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek...That's a' the learning I desire ; Then though I drudge through dub and mire At pleugh or cart, [puddle My Muse, though hamely in attire, May touch the heart,...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With a Sketch of the Author's Life, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1864
...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 Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Volume 1

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1865
...fools, What sairs your grammars ? Ye'd better ta'en 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, though hamely in attire, May touch the...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns. [With] (Memoir of Burns, by sir H. Nicolas).

Robert Burns - 1866
...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...in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth to speak ; JO An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek ! Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's...
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Poems, Songs, and Letters: Being the Complete Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns, Alexander Smith - Poets, Scottish - 1868 - 636 pages
...fools. What sairs your grammars ? Ye'd better ta'cu up spades and shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hashes, • ' Confuse their brains in college classes ! They gang in si irks, and come out asses, I'lain truth tu speak ; An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1869 - 612 pages
...Converse.—' Bhymlnfr — * Humming. — * Serves, what service. A set o' dull, conceited hashes,1 Confuse their brains in college classes ! They gang...Parnassus By dint o' Greek! Gie me ae spark o' Nature's tire, That '3 a' the learning I desire ; Then tho' I drudge thro' dubj and mire, At pleugh or cart,...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns, James Currie - Scotland - 1870 - 612 pages
...service A set o' dull, conceited hashes,1 Confuse their brains in college classes ! They gang in stirks,1 and come out asses, Plain truth to speak ; An' syne"...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' dubj and mire, At pleugh or cart,...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, Issue 351

Robert Burns - 1870
...fools, What sairs your grammars ? Ye'd better ta'en up spades and shools, Or knappin^hammers. A set o' dull, conceited hashes,* Confuse their brains in college classes ! They gang in stirks,3 and come out asses, Plain truth to speak ; An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint...
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