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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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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 605 pages
...country's choice as the bard of Caledonia. (Cheers.) In this spirit he sung the well-known lines — " Even then a wish, I mind its power, A wish that to my latest hoar Shall strongly heave my breast, That I, for piiir auld Scotland's Bake, Some usefu' plan or book...
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LECTURES ON THE BRITISH POETS

HENRY REED - 1860
...heart a Scotchman. There was much the same feeling as kindled the early aspirations of Burns :— " E'en then a wish, (I mind its power,) A wish that...breast,— That I for poor auld Scotland's sake Some usefu' plan or book could make, Or sing a sang at least." Walter Scott's poetry is full of this spirit...
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A Compendious History of English Literature and of the English ..., Volume 2

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1861
...Reaping. i4 T'other row of shocks. " With idle stories and nonsense. Ev'n then, a wish (I mind its pow'r), A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave...breast, That I, for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan or hook could make, Or sing a sang l at least. The rough hur-thistle, spreading wide Among...
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The Genius and Character of Robert Burns: An Essay and Criticism on His Life ...

John Wilson - 1861 - 222 pages
...in which, bethinking him of the undefined asoirations of his boyhood he said to himself — " Even then a wish, I mind its power, A wish that to my latest hour, Shall strongly heave'my breast, That I, for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some useful plan or book would make, Or sing...
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Poems and Songs: With Lectures on the Genius and Works of Burns, and the Rev ...

Peter Livingston - Scottish poetry - 1862 - 137 pages
...THK REY. GEO. GILFILLAN, AID etter on §fa AND THE ARCTIC REGIONS. BIZ" IP:ET:E:R, DUNDEE. r — " A wish — I mind its power, A wish that to my latest...plan or book could make, Or sing a sang at least." ittnif; (Edition. DUNDEE ' PRINTED BY J. FELLOW, 10 TOP OF 1862. -•- ; PUBLIC L.3RARY R 1 857A 'OR,...
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Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Volume 2

Christian Nestell Bovee - 1862
...his realm ; and, certainly, the character of Burns never appears so amiable as when he tells us — "E'en then a wish, I mind its power, A wish that to...poor auld Scotland's sake, Some useful plan or book might make, Or sing a sang at least." WIT AND HUMOR. WE take life too seriously : the office of wit...
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Intuitions and Summaries of Thought, Volume 2

Christian Nestell Bovee - American literature - 1862
...the character of Burns never appears so amiable as when ho tells us — "E'en then a wish, I mind ita power, A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly...poor auld Scotland's sake. Some useful plan or book might make, Or sing a sang at least." WIT AND HUMOR. WE take life too seriously : the office of wit...
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Poems and sketches

Alexander Wallace - 1862 - 213 pages
...brow t He has had his wish fulfilled, and let the honour rest with him — " E'en then a wish, I miiul its power — A wish that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave my breastThat I, for puir auld Scotland's sake, Home usefu' pian or beuk could mako, Or sinj* a sail"...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF TOBERT BURNS

1863
...clearing, The tither stooked raw, row Wi claivers, and haivers, merry nonsense Wearing the day awa'. E'en then, a wish, I mind its power — A wish that...breast — That I, for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan or beuk could make, Or sing a sang at least. The rough burr-thissle, spreading wide Amang...
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The Poetical Works, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1863 - 1 pages
...clearing, The tither stocked raw, row Wi claivers, and haivers, meny nonsense Wearing the day awa'. E'en then, a wish, I mind its power — A wish that...breast — That I, for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan or beuk could make, Or sing a sang at least. The rough burr-thissle, spreading wide Amang...
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