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" Hannibal gave my young ideas such a turn, that I used to strut in raptures up and down after the recruiting drum and bagpipe, and wish myself tall enough to be a soldier ; while the story of Wallace poured a Scottish prejudice into my veins, which will... "
Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications - Page 312
by Constable and co, ltd - 1826
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Burns, Ramsay and the Earlier Poets of Scotland ; to which is ..., Volume 2

Allan Cunningham, Charles Mackay - Poetry - 1879
...The History of Sir William Wallace. Hannibal gave my young ideas such a turn, that I used to strut in raptures up and down after the recruiting drum...be a soldier ; while the story of Wallace poured a Scottish prejudice into my veins, which will boil along there till the flood-gates of life shut in...
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Lives of Great English Writers from Chaucer to Browning

Walter Swain Hinchman, Francis Barton Gummere - Authors, English - 1908 - 569 pages
...everything he touched. At this early date the story of Sir William Wallace, he afterwards wrote, " poured a Scottish prejudice into my veins, which will boil along there, till the flood gates of life shut in eternal rest." When Robert was seven his father moved to a farm at Mt....
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Robert Burns

John Alexander Joyce - Poets, Scottish - 1910 - 142 pages
...the "History of Sir William Wallace." Hannibal gave my young ideas such a turn, that I used to strut in raptures up and down after the recruiting drum...be a soldier ; while the story of Wallace poured a Scottish prejudice into my veins, which will boil along there till the flood-gates of life shut in...
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680-1638

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...JOHN, 1521, Major De Gestis Scotorum, f. Ixxiiii. The story of Wallace poured a Scottish prejudice in my veins, which will boil along there till the flood-gates of life shut in eternal rest.— BURNS, ROBERT, 1787, Letter to Dr. Moore. That a man born blind should excel in any science is sufficiently...
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Literature, Volume 8

Henry Van Dyke - Authorship - 1911 - 394 pages
...of Sir William Wallace." Hannibal gave my young ideas such a turn, that I used to strut in rapture up and down after the recruiting drum and bagpipe,...be a soldier; while the story of Wallace poured a Scottish prejudice into my veins which will boil along there, till the flood-gates of life shut in...
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Mythical Bards and The Life of William Wallace

William Henry Schofield - Bards and bardism - 1920 - 381 pages
...modernized version of the poem that he knew: " The story of Wallace poured a Scottish prejudice in my veins, which will boil along there till the floodgates of life shut in eternal rest."* Only the Bible, it is averred, has been oftener read by the peasantry of Scotland.f Blind Harry they...
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Songs & Poems of Robert Burns

Ralph Knight - Literary Criticism - 1959 - 240 pages
...and the history of Sir William Wallace. Hannibal gave my young ideas such a turn that I used to strut in raptures up and down after the recruiting drum...be a soldier; while the story of Wallace poured a Scottish prejudice in my veins which will boil along there till the flood-gates of Me shut in eternal...
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Burns Chronicle and Club Directory, Volume 13

1904
...Life of Wallace " Burns is said to have read, and in a letter to Dr. Moore we find him saying — " The story of Wallace poured a tide of Scottish prejudice...till the flood-gates of life shut in eternal rest." The most popular poem of Hamilton's, however, is " The Last Dying Words of Bonnie Heck," his favourite...
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The Columbia History of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 732 pages
...which, as Burns wrote in his autobiographical letter to Dr John Moore, "poured a Scottish prejudice in my veins which will boil along there till the flood-gates of life shut in eternal rest." There must have been many verse romances in Scots in the late Middle Ages, but few have survived. Sometimes...
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Still in Bed with an Elephant

Paul Henderson Scott - England - 1998 - 116 pages
...famous autobiographical letter to John Moore said: "The story of Wallace poured a Scottish prejudice in my veins which will boil along there till the flood-gates of life shut in eternal rest".4 Many other people have said much the same. It is by such means as these that the epic Scottish...
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