One Hundred Modern Scottish Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices

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Page 227 - Lord, whence are thy hands so rent and torn ? ' "They are pierced to-night by many a thorn." And all through the mountains, thunder-riven And up from the rocky steep, There rose a cry to the gate of heaven, " Rejoice ! I have found my sheep ! " And the angels echoed around the throne, " Rejoice, for the Lord brings back his own !
Page 31 - I'm bound he was no fool ; And now 'tis proved beyond a doubt he used a three-foot rule. Here's a health to every learned man that goes by common sense. And would not plague the" workman on any vain pretence ; But as for those philanthropists who'd send us back to school, Oh, bless their eyes, if ever they tries to put down the three-foot rule THE DASHING YOUNG FELLOW.
Page 162 - Ah ! who can tell how hard it is to climb The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar ; Ah ! who can tell how many a soul sublime Has felt the influence of malignant star, And waged with Fortune an eternal war ; Checked by the scoff of Pride, by Envy's frown, And Poverty's unconquerable bar, In life's low vale remote has pined alone, Then dropped into the grave, unpitied and unknown...
Page 226 - THERE were ninety and nine that * safely lay In the shelter of the fold ; But one was out on the hills away, Far off from the gates of gold, Away on the mountains wild and bare, Away from the tender Shepherd's care. 2 ' Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety and nine; Are they not enough for Thee ? ' But the Shepherd made answer : — 'This of Mine Has wandered away from Me ; And, although the road be rough and steep, I go to the desert to find My sheep.
Page 136 - ... he who ruleth his own spirit is greater than he who taketh a city...
Page 226 - THERE were ninety and nine that safely lay In the shelter of the fold; But one was out on the hills away, Far off from the gates of gold, — Away on the mountains wild and bare, Away from the tender Shepherd's care. "Lord, thou hast here thy ninety and nine: Are they not enough for thee? " But the Shepherd made answer: "'Tis of mine Has wandered away from me; And although the road be rough and steep I go to the desert to find my sheep.
Page 336 - It thrills to my heart, yet nae minstrel I see. Round yonder rock knittin', a dear child is sittin', Sae toilin' her pitifu
Page 30 - Some talk of millimetres, and some of kilogrammes, And some of decilitres, to measure beer and drams ; But I'ma British workman, too old to go to school ; So by pounds I'll eat, and by quarts I'll drink, and I'll work by my three-foot rule.
Page 31 - I'll eat, and by quarts I'll drink, and I'll work by my three-foot rule. A party of astronomers went measuring of the earth, And forty million metres they took to be its girth ; Five hundred million inches, though, go through from pole to pole ; So let's stick to inches, feet, and yards, and the good old three-foot rule. The...
Page 227 - Lord, whence are those blood-drops all the way, That mark out the mountain's track?" " They were shed for one who had gone astray Ere the Shepherd could bring him back." " Lord, whence are Thy hands so rent and torn ? " " They are pierced to-night by many a thorn.

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