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" And wi' the lave ilk merry morn Could rank my rig and lass, Still shearing, and clearing The tither stocked raw, Wi' claivers, an' haivers, Wearing the day awa : Ev'n then a wish, (I mind its power,) A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave... "
The Yale Literary Magazine - Page 311
1846
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications, Volumes 22-23

Constable and co, ltd - 1826
...Still shearing and clearing The tither stookit raw, Wl' claivers and haivers Wearing the day awa— E'en then a wish, I mind its power, A wish that to...Shall strongly heave my breast: That I for poor auld Scotland"* sake, Some useful plan or book could make, Or sing a sang, at least: The rough bur-thistle...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1826
...stocked raw, Wi' claiyers, an' haivers, Wearing the day awa. tt. E'en then, a wish, I mind it's pow'r, A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave my breast, That I for. poor auld Scotland's sake Home usefu' plan or book could make. The rough burr-thistle, spreading wide. Amang the bearded bear,...
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - Poets, Scottish - 1828 - 310 pages
...Still shearing and clearing The tither stookit raw, Wi' claivers and haivers Wearing the day awa — E'en then a wish, I mind its power, A wish that to...plan or book could make, Or sing a sang, at least : The rough bur-thistle spreading nidti Amang the bearded bear, I turn'd the wcedcr-elips aside, And...
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - Poets, Scottish - 1830 - 328 pages
...Still shearing and clearing; The tither stookit raw, Wi' claivers and haivers Wearing the day awa— E'en then a wish, I mind its power, A wish that to...my latest hour Shall strongly heave my breast, That 1, for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some useful plan or book could make, Or sing a sang, at least : The...
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1831 - 320 pages
...Still shearing and clearing The tithcr stookit raw, Wi" claivers and haivcrs Wearing the day awa — E'en then a wish, I mind its power A wish that to...auld Scotland's sake, Some useful plan or book could mukc, Or sing a sang, at least ; The rough bur-thistle spreading wide Amang the bearded bear, fhtrn'dtfic...
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The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1831 - 438 pages
...shearing, and clearing The tithcr stooked raw, Wi' claivers, an' haivers, Wearing the day awa, — E'n then a wish, (I mind its power) A wish that to my...breast ; That I for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan, or book could nuke, Or sing a sang at least. The rough bur-fliistle, spreading wide Among...
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Jones's Cabinet Edition of British Poets, Volume 2

1831
...Still shearing, and clearing The tither stocked raw, Wi' claivers, an' liai vers, Wearing the day awa E'en then a wish, (I mind its power' A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave my brc-ast; That I fur poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan, or book could make. Or sing a sang...
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Gathered Flowers: Chiefly from the Works of the British Poets

1832 - 179 pages
...emblem of Scotland, the Thistle claims proud distinction among British flowers. FROM " MY EARLY DAYS." E'EN then, a wish, I mind its power, A wish that to...breast, That I for poor auld Scotland's sake Some usefu' plan or book could make, Or sing a sang at least. The rough Bur-Thistle spreading wide Amang...
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Evenings by Eden-side, Or, Essays and Poems

George Pearson - Cumbria (England) - 1832 - 137 pages
... 1 EVENINGS BY EDEN-SIDE, ESSAYS AND POEMS GEORGE PEARSON, 0{ Ev'n then a wish, (I mind its power) A wish that to my...latest hour Shall strongly heave my breast ; That I for my dear Country's sake Some useful plan, or book could make, Or sing a song at least BURNS' " Early...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 1

Robert Burns - Ballads, Scots - 1834
...Burns alludes to his aspirations, when " beardless, young and blate," with great felicity : — " Even then a wish, I mind its power, A wish, that to my...plan or book could make, Or sing a sang at least." But the friendship which the various biographers of Burns seem to be most solicitous about, is that...
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