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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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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 605 pages
...an apparently trifling circumstance exciting such a noble and charitable thought as — " I'm trulv sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's social union,...thee startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion An fellow mortal." Bums had a great and a most generous heart ; his affections npi>eared to be unbounded...
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The poetical reader, with notes and questions by A.W. Buchan

Alexander Winton Buchan - 1859
...awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle ! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murdering pattle ! I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's...social union, An' justifies that ill opinion, Which maks thee startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion, An' fellow mortal! I doubt na, whyles, but...
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The poetical works and letters of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - English letters - 1859 - 642 pages
...murd'ring pattle I ploughstaff I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's socisl union, And justifies that ill opinion, Which makes thee startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion, And fellow mortal 1 I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve ; sometimes What then ? poor beastie, thou...
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Poets of England and America; being selections from the best authors of both ...

England - English poetry - 1860 - 472 pages
...thee, Wi' murderin' pattle. I 'ra truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union, And justifies that ill opinion Which makes thee startle...thieve, What then? poor beastie. thou maun live! A daimen-icker in a thrave 'S a sma' request: I 'll get a blessin' wi' the lave, And never miss 't :...
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LECTURES ON THE BRITISH POETS

HENRY REED - 1860
...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...thy poor earth-born companion An' fellow-mortal!" The lesson of generosity, like mercy twice blessed,—to him that gives and him that takes,—is exquisitely...
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A Compendious History of English Literature and of the English ..., Volume 2

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1861
...hastie, Wi' bickerin' brattle !7 1 wad be laith 8 to rin 0 an' chase thee, Wi' murderin' pattle.ia I 'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's social...startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion, An' fellow mortal. I doubt na, whiles," but thou may thieve ; What then ? Poor beastie, thou maun i2 live...
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The poetical reader, with notes and questions by A.W. Buchan

Alexander Winton Buchan - 1861
...awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle ! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murdering pattle ! I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's...social union, An' justifies that ill opinion, Which maks thee startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion, An' fellow mortal! I doubt na' whyles but thou...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1861 - 332 pages
...chase 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 earth-born companion, And fellow-mortal! I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve; What then ? poor beastie, thou maun live!...
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A manual of English literature and of the history of the English language ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1862 - 536 pages
...hastie, Wi' bickerin' brattle !7 1 wad be laith 8 to rin 8 an' chase thee, Wi' murderin' pattle.10 I 'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken nature's social...startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion, An' fellow mortal. I doubt na, whiles,11 but thou may thieve ; What then ? Poor beastie, thon maun u live...
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Gleanings from the English poets, Chaucer to Tennyson, with biogr. notices ...

English poets - 1862
...murd'ring pattle ! pioughstaff 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 earth-born companion And fellow-mortal ! I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve ; sometimes What then ? poor beastie, thou...
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