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" I'm truly sorry man's dominion. Has broken nature's social union, An' justifies that ill opinion, Which makes thee startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion, An... "
Memorials of Robert Burns and of Some of His Contemporaries and Their ... - Page 178
by Peter Freeland Aiken, Robert Burns - 1876 - 422 pages
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The life and works of Robert Burns, ed. by R. Chambers. Libr. ed, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1856
...thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle ! * I 'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union, And justifies that ill opinion, Which makes thee startle At me, thy poor earthborn companion. And fellow-mortal ! I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve ; sometime* What then ? poor beastie, thou...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 2

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1857
...and of feeling the association of the mishaps of his own life with that of the little creature : — "I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's...me, thy poor earth-born companion An' fellow-mortal !" The lesson of generosity, like mercy twice blessed, — to him that gives and him that takes, —...
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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - English poetry - 1857 - 408 pages
...feeling the association of the mishaps of his own life with that of the little creature : — " 1 'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's social...me, thy poor earth-born companion An* fellow-mortal ! " The lesson of generosity, like mercy twice blessed, — to him that gives and him that takes, —...
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The English language, in its elements and forms

William Chauncy Fowler - English language - 1857 - 504 pages
...thee Wi' murdering pattle! " I'm tru'ly sor'ry man's' domin'ion Has bro'ken Na'ture's so'cial un'iou, An' jus'tifies' that ill' opin'ion, Which makes thee startle At me', thy poor1 earth-born' companion, An' fellow-mortal .'" — BCF.NS. SECTION DCXXXIX. IAMBIC PENTAMETER....
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Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

1858
...sae hastie, Wi' bickering brattle ! I wad be laith to rin and chase thee, Wi' murdering pattle ! I 'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's social...; A daimen-icker1 in a thrave •'S a sma' request ; I '11 get a blessing wi' the lave,' An' never miss 't ! Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin ; Its silly...
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English Language in Its Elements and Forms: with a History of Its Origin and ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1858 - 381 pages
...awa' sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! 1 wad be laith to rin an' chase thee Wi' murdering pattle ! I'm truly sor'ry man's' domin'ion Has bro'ken Na'ture's...startle •At me', thy poor' earth-born' companion, An' /eUow-myrtal!— BUEsS. IAMBIC PENTAMETEE. Formula x oX5. § 500. In these extracts the law of the...
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Bradshaw's shilling handbook [afterw.] Bradshaw's illustrated tourists ...

George Bradshaw - 1858 - 2147 pages
...little field m« led him to write his beautiful lines to the "V sleckit, cow тт.* tim'rous beastie." " I doubt na whyles, but thou may thieve ; What then, poor beastie thou maun live I A dainieu icker in a thrave 'S a sma' request ; I'll get a bleasin' wi' the Jove, And never -mits'tt"...
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THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS

JAMES CURRIE - 1859
...sae hasty, "Wi'bick'rin' brattle!4 I wad be laith5 to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle* I 'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's social...thieve : What then ? poor beastie, thou maun live ; A daimen icTcer1 in a tJirave* 'S a sma' request : I '11 get a blessing wi' the lave,9 And never miss...
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THE POETICAL WORKS ROBERT BURNS

1859
...\Vi' hickerin brattle ! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi* murd'ring pattle! I truly sorrow man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union, An'...fellow-mortal! I doubt na, whyles but thou may thieve 1 What then? poor beastie, thou maun live! A daimen-icker in a thrave *S a sma' request: I'll get a...
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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 605 pages
...example of such an apparently trifling circumstance exciting such a noble and charitable thought as — " I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's...thee startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion An' fellow mortal." Burns had a great and a most gênerons heart ; his affections appeared to be unbounded...
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