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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 Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns,: Arranged in the ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1871
...shools, Or knappin-hammers. A set o' dull, conceited Hashes, Confuse their brains in Colledge-classes ! They gang in Stirks, and come out Asses, Plain truth...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, ed. by C.C. Clarke

Robert Burns - 1872
...What sairs your grammars ? Ye 'd better ta'eu up spades and shools, Or knappin'-hammers. 12 A set o' dull, conceited hashes, Confuse their brains in college...in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth to speak ; And syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek ! 13 Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire ! That...
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The Intellectual Life

Philip Gilbert Hamerton - Culture - 1873 - 455 pages
...moths deform in shapeless tatters, Their unknown pages." And again, in another poem — " A set o' dull, conceited hashes Confuse their brains in college...to speak ; An' syne they think to climb Parnassus Bv dint o' Greek!" PART VIII. How Burnt felt himself separated front culture. Burnt. THE INTELLECTUAL...
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The Intellectual Life

Philip Gilbert Hamerton - Culture - 1873 - 455 pages
...again, in another poem — " A set o' dull, conceited hashes 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!" .PART VIII. How Burnt felt himself separated from culture. Burnt. PART VIII. Injustice of Burns towards...
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The Intellectual Life

Philip Gilbert Hamerton - Culture - 1873 - 455 pages
...again, in another poem — " A set o' dull, conceited hashes Confuse their brains in college classes I They gang in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth...An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greeh!" .PART VIII. How Buna fiit kimselt upnrated from cutture. Burnt. PART Infustice of Burns towards...
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The Intellectual Life

Philip Gilbert Hamerton - Conduct of life - 1873 - 455 pages
...another poem — " A set o' dull, conceited hashes Confuse their brains in college classes ! Tliey gang in stirks, and come out asses, Plain truth to speak ; An' syne they think to climb farnassas By dint o Grak ! " PART V11I. Hmv Burns felt himsclt separated from culture. Burns. PART...
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The Lost Beauties of the English Language: An Appeal to Authors, Poets ...

Charles Mackay - English language - 1874 - 322 pages
...plough or cart, My muse though homely in attire, May touch the heart. The Inventory, by Burns, Give me a spark o' Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire, Then though I drudge through dub and mire, Burns: Epistle to Lapraik. Standing dubs gather dirt. There never was a good...
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Theology in the English Poets: Cowper, Coleridge, Wordsworth and Burns

Stopford Augustus Brooke - English poetry - 1874 - 339 pages
...produce finespun emotion, or to write to please the critics, but to touch the heart. Gie me ae spark of Nature's fire, That's a' the learning I desire ; Then though I drudge thro' dirt and mire, At plough or cart ; My Muse, though hamely in attire, May touch the heart. And so it...
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The Intellectual Life

Philip Gilbert Hamerton - Culture - 1875 - 479 pages
...moths deform in shapeless tatters, Their unknown pages. " And again, in another poem — " A set o' dull, conceited hashes Confuse their brains in college...An' syne they think to climb Parnassus By dint o' Creek ! " PART VIII. Henv Burue ftit himself separated from culture. Burns. 2S4 THE INTELLECTUAL LIFE....
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The Intellectual Life

Philip Gilbert Hamerton - Culture - 1875 - 455 pages
...moths deform in shapeless tatters. Their unknown pages." And again, in another poem — " A set o" dull, conceited hashes Confuse their brains in college...come out asses, Plain truth to speak ; An' syne they thinh to climb Parnassus By dint o' Greek!" PART VII1. How Burns felt himself separated from culture*...
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