What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
aith Amang the rigs ance auld baith Bard Bardie barley Beneath blate blaw blest bluid blythe bonie braes braw Braxie breast brunstane CĂSAR canna cauld charms corn countra curst daur dear Deil dinna e'er Ev'n ev'ry faith fate fear Fortune's frae gang gien gies glorious grace guid Halloween hame haud hear heart Heaven himsel honest humble ither lads Lallan lasses leuk Mailie maist maun monie mourn muckle Muse naething Nature's ne'er neebor never night o'er owre the Sea pleasure pleugh Poet poor pow'r pride rhyme ROBERT BURNS sang Scotch Scotland sing sugh sweet Syne taen tell thee thegither There's thou thought thrang thro twas unco weary weel whare Whyles winna wrang wretches ye hae Ye'll ye're
Page 135 - ... how poor religion's pride, In all the pomp of method and of art, When men display to congregations wide Devotion's...
Page 176 - LANG hae thought, my youthfu' friend, A something to have sent you, Tho' it should serve nae ither end Than just a kind memento ; But how the subject theme may gang, Let time and chance determine ; Perhaps, it may turn out a sang, Perhaps, turn out a sermon.
Page 136 - An honest man's the noblest work of God ;" And, certes,* in fair virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind. What is a lordling's pomp ? A cumbrous load, Disguising oft the wretch of human kind! Studied in arts of hell, in wickedness refined ! O Scotia, my dear, my native soil!
Page 136 - And decks the lily fair in flow'ry pride, Would, in the way His wisdom sees the best, For them and for their little ones provide; But, chiefly, in their hearts with Grace Divine preside.
Page 162 - Mis-spending all thy precious hours Thy glorious, youthful prime! Alternate Follies take the sway; Licentious Passions burn; Which tenfold force gives Nature's law, That Man was made to mourn.
Page 126 - Belyve,* the elder bairns come drapping in, At service out, amang the farmers roun
Page 127 - An' each for other's weelfare kindly spiers : The social hours, swift-wing'd, unnotic'd fleet ; Each tells the uncos that he sees or hears ; The parents, partial, eye their hopeful years ; Anticipation forward points the view. The mother, wi' her needle an' her sheers, Gars auld claes look amaist as weel's the new; The father mixes a
Page 49 - Now, butt an' ben, the Change-house fills, Wi' yill-caup Commentators : Here's crying out for bakes an' gills, An' there the pint-stowp clatters ; While thick an' thrang, an' loud an' lang, Wi' logic, an' wi' Scripture, They raise a din, that in the end, Is like to breed a rupture O' wrath that day. Leeze me on Drink ! it gi'es us mair Than either School or College : It kindles Wit, it waukens Lair, It pangs us fou o
Page 179 - The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip, To haud the wretch in order; But where ye feel your honor grip, Let that aye be your border; Its slightest touches, instant pause — Debar a' side pretences; And resolutely keep its laws, Uncaring consequences.
Page 130 - I've paced much this weary mortal round, And sage experience bids me this declare 'If Heaven a draught of heavenly pleasure spare, One cordial in this melancholy vale, 'Tis when a youthful, loving, modest pair, In other's arms breathe out the tender tale, Beneath the milk-white thorn that scents the evening gale.