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" I was not so presumptuous as to imagine that I could make verses like printed ones, composed by men who had Greek and Latin; but my girl sung a song which was said to be composed by a small country laird's son, on one of his father's maids, with whom... "
Rambles Through the Land of Burns - Page 71
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
...final! country laird's foil, on one of his father*! maids, with whom he was in love; and I faw no reafon why I might not rhyme as well as he ; for, excepting that he coulrl fmcar fheep, and caft peafs, his falhtr living in, the moorlands, he had no more fcholar craft...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1800
...men who had Greek and Latin ; but my girl " sung a song which was said to be composed by " a small country laird's son, on one of his father's " maids,...I saw " no reason why I might not rhyme as well as k" he ; for excepting that he could smear sheep, " and cast peats, his father living in the moor" lands,...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 29

Tobias Smollett - Books - 1800
...Greek and Latin ; but my girl fung a fong which was faid to be compofed by a fmall country laird's fon, on one of his father's maids, with whom he was in love ; and I faw no reafon why I might not rhyme as well as he; for excepting that he could fmear flieep, and caft...
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The European Magazine: And London Review, Volume 38

1800
...Latin ; but my girl fung a long which was laid to be cornpoled by a linall country laird's fon, oii one of his father's maids, with whom he was in love ; and I faw no reafort why I rnicht not rhyme as well as he ; for, excepting that he could fincar Ýheep, and...
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Annual Register, Volume 42

Edmund Burke - History - 1801
...fmall country laird's fon, on one of bis father's mukh, with whom he was in love; and I faw no reafon why I might not rhyme as well as he; for, excepting that he could ЛПРЯГ flieep, and call peats, his fcthfr living in (he moorlands, he hart no more kliolar emit...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1801
...Greek and Latin ; but my girl funga fong whi'ch was faid to be compofed by a fma!l country laird'b fon, on one of his father's maids, with whom he was in love; and 1 law no reafon why I might not rhyme as well as he; for, excepting that he. couid linear ihecp, and...
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The Monthly Epitome, Volume 4

Great Britain - 1801
...laird's fo:i, on one of his father's maids, with whom whom he was in love ; and I faw no jc.'ifon why 1 might not rhyme as well as he ; for excepting that he could fmearftieep, and tall ).eats, his father living in ihc moorlands, he liad no moic fcholaicrai't than...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1806
...by men who had Greek and Latin ; but my girl sung a song, which was said to be composed by a small country laird's son, on one of his father's maids,...cast peats, his father living in the moor-lands, he hud no more scholar-craft than myself.* " Thus with me began love and poetry -, which at times have...
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EncyclopŠdia Britannica: or, A dictionary of arts and sciences ..., Volume 5

Encyclopaedia Britannica - 1810
...Greek and Latin ; but my girl fung a fong which was faid to be compofed by a fmail country laird's fon, on one of his father's maids, with whom he was in love ; and I faw no reafon why ═ might not rhyme as well as he ; for excepting that he could fmear fheep, and caft...
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The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1814
...girl sung a song whieh was said to he eomposed hy a small eountry laird's sou, on one of his fallter's maids, with whom he was in love ; and I saw no reason why I might not rhyme as well as he; for exeepting that he eould smear sheep, and east peats, his father living in the moor-lands, he had no...
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