The Life of Robert Burns

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G. Bell and Sons, 1905 - Poets, Scottish - 349 pages

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Page 194 - Bagdat, in order to pass the rest of the day in meditation and prayer. As I was here airing myself on the tops of the mountains, I fell into a profound contemplation on the vanity of human life; and passing from one thought to another, Surely, said I, man is but a shadow and life a dream.
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