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" November chill blaws loud wi' angry sugh ; The short'ning winter-day is near a close ; The miry beasts retreating frae the pleugh ; The black'ning trains o' craws to their repose : The toil-worn Cotter frae his labour goes, This night his weekly moil... "
Memorials of Robert Burns and of Some of His Contemporaries and Their ... - Page 197
by Peter Freeland Aiken, Robert Burns - 1876 - 422 pages
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1845
...in the generally-understood sense of that expression? — that night, on the evening of which he ' Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes, Hoping...to spend, And weary o'er the moor his course does homeward bend.' " Should such time ever come, our labourer may date his account settled with rational...
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

English poetry - 1814 - 300 pages
...(4) The continued rushing noise of wind or water. (5) From. (6) Plow. (7) Of. (8) Crows. (9) Labor. S Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes, Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend, Apxl weary, o'er the moor, his course does hameward(lj bend. III. At length his lonely cot appears...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a ..., Volume 3

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1815
...eotter frae his labour goes, Thts night his weekly moil is at an end, Colleets his spades, his mattoeks, and his hoes. Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend, And weary, o'er the moor, his eourse does hamcward bend. III. At length his lonely eot appears in view. Beneath the shelter of an...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 3

Robert Burns - 1816
...trains o' craws to their repose, The toil-worn Cotter frae his labour goes, This night hia weekly raoil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks, and...to spend, And weary, o'er the moor, his course does homeward bend. III. At length his lonely cot appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree ;...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...breathe a lofty devotional spirit. " The toil-worn Cotter frae his labour goes, This night his weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks,...appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree; Th' expectant wee-things, toddlin, stacher through To meet their dad, wi' flichterin noise and glee....
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The Plain Englishman [ed. by C. Knight and E.H. Locker]., Volume 1

Charles Knight - 1820
...black'ning trains o' craws to their repose r The toil-worn Cotter frae his labour goes, This nightbis weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks,...appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree ; Th' expectant wee-things, toddlin, stacher thro' To meet their dad, wi' flichterin noise an' glee....
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The Works of Robert Burns;: Poems formerly published, with some additions

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1820
...trains o' craws to their repose : The toil-worn Cotter frae his labour goes, This night his weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks,...to spend, And weary, o'er the moor, his course does hamcward bend. III. At length his lonely cot appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree;...
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The Cottager's monthly visitor, Volume 1

1821
...Cotter from bis labour goes, This night his weekly work is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattoeks, and his hoes, Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend, And weary o'er the moor his course does homeward bend. At length his lonely cot appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree ; The...
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The Etonian, Volume 1

1821
...SATURDAY EVENING IN THE COUNTRY. " The toil-worn Cotter frae his labour goes, This nieht his weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes; Hoping ihe morn in ease and rest to spend, ADO weary, o'er the moor, his course does hamewardbend." — BURNI....
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 38

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - English poetry - 1822
...beasts retreating frae the pleugb ; The toil-worn Cotter frae his labour goes, This night his weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks,...weary, o'er the moor, his course does hameward bend. III. At length his lonely cot appears in view, Beneath the shelter of an aged tree ; The' expectant...
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