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" You know our country custom of coupling a man and woman together as partners in the labours of harvest. In my fifteenth autumn, my partner was a bewitching creature, a year younger than myself. My scarcity of English denies me the power of doing her justice... "
Rambles Through the Land of Burns - Page 70
by Archibald R. Adamson - 1879 - 274 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 42

Edmund Burke - History - 1801
...year ; a liule betbre which peri )d I fiift committed the fin of rhyme. You know our country cufioms of coupling a man and woman together as partners in the labours of liarvefl. In my fixteenth autumn, my partner was a bewitching creature, a year younger than myfelf....
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1800
...brought me to my sixteenth year ; a lit" tie before which period I first committed the sin " of Rhyme. You know our country custom of " coupling a man and...partners " in the labours of harvest. In my fifteenth au" tumn, my partner was a bewitching creature, " a year younger than myself. My scarcity of " English...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 29

Tobias Smollett - Books - 1800
...year; a liitle before which period I firft committed the fin of rhyme. You know our country cuftom of coupling a 'man and woman together as partners in the labours of harveft. In my fifteenth autumn, my partner was a bewitching creature, a year younger than myfelf....
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The Monthly Epitome, Volume 4

Great Britain - 1801
...km»v our country cuftom of coupling л nun and woman together as partners in tlie labours of Iiarveil. In my fifteenth autumn, my partner was a bewitching creature, a year younger than inyfelf. My (carcity of Engliih di-nicb me the power ot doing hi r juílice in that language, but you...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1801
...year ; a little before which period I ñrft committed the fin of Rhyme. You know our country cudom of coupling a man and woman together as partners in the labours of harvefl. Jn my fifteenth autumn, my partner was a bewitching creature, a year younger than myfelf....
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Annual Register, Volume 42

Edmund Burke - History - 1801
...year ; a little 'before which period I firft committed the fin of rhyme. You kr.ow our country cufioms of coupling a man and woman together as partners in the labours of harveft. In my fixteenth autumn, my partner wa^ a bewitching creature, a year younger than mvfclf....
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Encyclopædia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 5

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...year; a little before which period I firft committed the fin of thyme. You know our country cuilom of coupling a man and woman together as partners in the labours of harveft. In my 15th autumn, my partner was a bewitching creature, a year younger than myfelf. My fcarcity...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1814 - 264 pages
...committed the sin of Rhyme. You know out country custom of coupling a man and woman together as partners iu the labours of harvest. In my fifteenth autumn my...younger than myself. My scarcity of English denies me th« power of doing her justice in that language, but you know the Scotiah idiom ; * she was a bonuie...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 5

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...galley-slave, brought me to my loth year ; a little before which period I first committed the sin of ryhme. You know our country custom of coupling a man and...together as partners in the labours of harvest. In my ijth autumn, my partner was a bewitching creature, a year younger than myself. My scarcity of English...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1826
...brought ni,- to my sixteenth year ; a little before which period I first committed the sin of Rhyme. You know our country custom of coupling a man and woman together as partners in the labors of harvest. In my fifteenth autumn my partner w;< a bewitching creature, a year younger than...
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