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" E'en then, a wish, I mind its power — A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave my breast — That I, for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan or beuk could make, Or sing a sang at least. "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Страница 253
1874
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Том 115

1874
...where the outcast figures as no outcast, but a prince in purple array — " The rough bur- thistle spreading wide) '' Amang the bearded bear, I turned...of the national importance and dignity of his poor protege, wnose troubles go to his heart. Here is how "the poor little vagabond " makes his first appearance,...

Bards and blossoms; or, The poetry, history, and associations of flowers

Frederick Edward Hulme - 1877 - 232 страници
...instance, therefore, of the latter, derived from Burns, will now suffice — " The rough burr-thistle, spreading wide Amang the bearded bear ; I turned the weeder-clips aside, And spared the symbol dear." In the Bible, thorns and thistles are classed together as noxious plants, the result of the primal...

The English Poets, Том 3

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1881
...sang at least. 1 tired. * uncommonly.. ' rest ' the other row of shocks. * gossip. ' nonsense. N n 1 The rough bur-thistle, spreading wide Amang the bearded bear ', I turned the weeding-hook aside, An' spared the symbol dear : No nation, no station, My envy e'er could raise ;...

Flowers and Ferns of America, Том 1

Alpheus Baker Hervey - 1885
...heart of Burns, who meeting it in his farm work, says, — "The rough burr thistle spreading wide Among the bearded bear, I turned the weeder-clips aside And spared the symbol dear." The early bad reputation of the Thistle among English speaking people, is obvious from its being made...

A Dictionary of Lowland Scotch

Charles Mackay - 1888 - 398 страници
...English language. Weeder-clips, shears for clipping weeds. The rough burr thistle spreading wide Among the bearded bear, I turned the weeder-clips aside And spared the symbol dear. — BURNS. The patriotic poet turned the clips aside in order that he might Weeks— Weird. not cut...

Selections from the Prose Writings of Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1893 - 146 страници
...consistory at Weimar (1776-1803). De Quincey calls him the German Coleridge. 96: 25. The rough burr-thistle, spreading wide Amang the bearded bear, I turned the weeder-clips aside. And spared the symbol dear. — Burns* Answer to Verses Addressed to the Poet by the Govdtvife of Wauckofe House. 98 : ii. Johann...

Burnsiana: A Collection of Literary Odds and Ends Relating to ..., Томове 4–6

1894
...and the Edinburgh were young to those of John Skelton and Louis Stevenson. " The rough burr thistle spreading wide Amang the bearded bear, I turned the weeder-clips aside And spared the emblem dear. No nation, no station, My song e'er could raise A Scot still, but blot still, I knew no...

Burns Centenary 21st July 1896: Great Demonstration at Dumfries

Robert Burns - 1896 - 136 страници
...Mr JS Thcfmson a large Scotch thistle was placed, with the motto lines :- — The rough burr thistle spreading wide Amang the bearded bear, I turned the weeder-clips aside, And spared the symbol dear. Messrs M'Gowau & Co. had as the centre of their decoration the lines — He'll be a credit to us a'...

The Memory of Burns: Brief Addresses Commemorating the Genius of Scotland's ...

John Dawson Ross - 1899 - 205 страници
...fire of his passion. Everything Scottish had over him almost a sacred power. The rough burr thistle, spreading wide Amang the bearded bear, I turned the weeder-clips aside, And spared the symbol dear. Patriotism, humanity, freedom — these were the notes which, with ever-deepening intensity, inspired...

1803-1903 Centennial Year: Historical Sketch of St. Andrew's Society of the ...

St. Andrew's Society of the City of Albany - 1903 - 126 страници
...— That I for poor auld Scotland's sake Some usefu' plan or beuk could make, The rough burr-thistle, spreading wide Amang the bearded bear, I turned the weeder-clips aside, And spared the symbol dear: No nation, no station, My envy e'er could raise, A Scot still, but blot still, I knew nae higher praise....




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