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" The Jolly Beggars, for humorous description and nice discrimination of character, is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole range of English poetry. The scene indeed is laid in the very lowest department of low life, the actors being a set... "
The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ... - Page 97
1829
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 1

1810
...particular, called The Jolly Beggars, for humorous description and nice discrimination of character, is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole...being a set of strolling vagrants, met to carouse, and barter their rags and plunder for liquor in a hedge alehouse. Yet even in describing the movements...
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Select Scottish Songs, Ancient and Modern, Volume 2

Robert Hartley Cromek - Ballads, Scots - 1810
...particular, called The Jolly Beggars, for humorous deicription and nice discrimination of character, is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole...being a set of strolling vagrants, met to carouse, and barter their rags and plunder for liquor in a hedge ale-house. Yet even in describing the movements...
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Poems, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1811
...this admirable jeu d'esprit might furnish materials for a long essay. At present, suffice it to say, that for humorous description, and nice discrimination...inferior to no poem of the same length, in the whole 166 range of English poetry. — The recitative part is possessed of very considerable merit, but the...
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A Critique on the Poems of Robert Burns

George Gleig - 1812 - 70 pages
...humorous description and nice discrimination of character, this cantata" say these able critics, " is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole...being a set of strolling vagrants, met to carouse, and barter their rags and plunder for liquor, in a hedge ale-house. Yet even in describing the movements...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life ..., Issue 673, Volume 4

Robert Burns - 1816
...this admirable jeu. if esprit might furnish materials for a long essay. At present, suffice it to say, that for humorous description, and nice discrimination...same length, in the whole range of English poetry The recitative part is possessed of very considerable merit, but the songs constitute its chief excellence...
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Points of humour; illustr. by the designs of G. Cruikshank

Points - 1823
...particular, called The Jolly Beggars, for humorous description and nice discrimination of character, is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole...being a set of strolling vagrants, met to carouse, and barter their rags and plunder for liquor in a hedge ale-house. Yet even in describing the movements...
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Points of Humour

Anecdotes - 1823 - 56 pages
...particular, called The Jolly Beggars, for humorous description and nice discrimination of character, is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole...being a set of strolling vagrants, met to carouse, and barter their rags and plunder for liquor in a hedge ale-house. Yet even in describing the movements...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 2

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834 - 394 pages
...Jolly Beggars," says Sir Walter Scott, "for hamorous description and nice discrimination of character, is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole...being a set of strolling vagrants, met to carouse and barter their rags and plunder for liquor in a hedge ale-house. Yet, even in describing the movements...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott...

Walter Scott - Novelists, English - 1835
...particular, called The Jolly Beggars, for humorous description and nice discrimination of character, is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole...being a set of strolling vagrants, met to carouse, and barter their rags and plunder for liquor in a hedge ale-house. Yet even in describing the movements...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott: Biographical memoirs of ...

Walter Scott - Demonology - 1838
...particular, called " The Jolly Beggars," for humorous description and nice discrimination of character, is inferior to no poem of the same length in the whole...English poetry. The scene indeed is laid in the very lowestdepartment of low life, the actors being a set of strolling vagrants, met to carouse, and barter...
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