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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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Leaving Eden: To Protect and Manage the Earth

E. G. Nisbet - Science - 1991 - 358 pages
...introduction to three-dimensional climate modelling. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 3 The causes of change I'm truly sorry man's dominion has broken nature's...startle at me, thy poor, earth-born companion an' fellow mortal! But Mousie, thou art no thy-lane in proving foresight may be vain, The best-laid schemes...
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Best Remembered Poems

Martin Gardner - Poetry - 1992 - 210 pages
...awa sae hasty WT bickering brattle!' I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murdering pattle!2 II I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's...thee startle At me, thy poor, earth-born companion III I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve; What then? poor beastie, thou maun live. A daimen icker...
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Black Crosses Off My Wingtip

Irving Farmer Kennedy - History - 1994 - 183 pages
...quoting Robert Burns to my parents in our old brick home in the village near Ottawa, would discuss "that ill opinion which makes thee startle at me, thy poor earth-born companion, and fellow mortal." And Mother responded with that most beautiful Burns song, "My Luve is like a Red,...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 891 pages
...start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle! I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's...justifies that ill opinion. Which makes thee startle 10 At me, thy poor, earth-bom companion. An' fellow-mortal! I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve;...
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The Language of Poetry

John McRae - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1998 - 156 pages
...start 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...startle At me, thy poor, earth-born companion An' fellow mortal! I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve; What then? Poor beastie, thou maun live! A...
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A Word for Nature: Four Pioneering Environmental Advocates, 1845-1913

Robert L. Dorman - Nature - 1998 - 256 pages
...a Mouse" (1785l expresses regret to a field mouse whose nest had been broken open by Burns's plow: "I'm truly sorry Man's dominion / Has broken Nature's...startle, /At me, thy poor, earth-born companion, / An' Jellow- mortal !" Certainly there are echoes of these sentiments in Muir's Gulf journal. Commenting...
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The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics

Lewis Turco - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 337 pages
...laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle! I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature s social union, An' justifies that ill opinion, Which...thy poor, earth-born companion. An' fellow-mortal! — Robert Burns RIME ROYAL. The septet stanza form in which Geoffrey Chaucer wrote Troilus and Cressida...
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Poetry: An Introduction

John Strachan, Richard Terry - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 200 pages
...awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle ! I'm truly sorry Man's dominion Has broken Nature's...opinion, Which makes thee startle, At me, thy poor, eartlvborn companion, An' fellow'mortal\ Burns began life as an agricultural worker in Ayrshire in...
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Sight & Sound

Frank Mehring - Nature in literature - 2001 - 189 pages
...gezwungen, als er beim Pflügen das Nest einer Maus zerstört und damit ihre Nachkommenschaft gefährdet: Pm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's social...ill opinion Which makes thee startle At me, thy poor earth-bom companion An' fellow-mortal! 204 201 „The manikins at its base are fleeting from their...
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Awe for the Tiger, Love for the Lamb: A Chronicle of Sensibility to Animals

Rod Preece - Nature - 2002 - 413 pages
...start awa sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattle! I'm truly sorry Man's dominion Has broken Nature's...thy poor, earth-born companion, An' fellow-mortal! 5' We encountered love for companion animals in the verse of Christopher Smart, William Wordsworth,...
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