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" O' clod or stane, Adorns the histie stibble-field, Unseen, alane. There, in thy scanty mantle clad, Thy snawy bosom sun-ward spread, Thou lifts thy unassuming head In humble guise; But now the share uptears thy bed, And low thou lies ! Such is the fate... "
The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ... - Page 84
by Robert Burns, James Currie - 1847 - 635 pages
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A Book of British and American Verse

Henry Van Dyke, Hardin Craig, Asa Don Dickinson - 1922 - 1920 pages
...rural shade ! By love's simplicity betrayed, And guileless trust ; Till she, like thee, all soiled, is laid Low i' the dust. Such is the fate of simple Bard. On Life's rough ocean luckless starred ! Unskilful he to note the card Of prudent lore, Till billows rage, and gales blow hard, And...
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Catullus and His Influence, Volume 11

Karl Pomeroy Harrington - 1923 - 270 pages
...thy bed, And low thou lies! Such is the fate of artless maid, Sweet flow'ret of the rural shade! Ey love's simplicity betray'd, And guileless trust; Till...she, like thee, all soil'd, is laid Low i' the dust." When Burns sings: " 0 wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us," we recall...
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The Modern Student's Book of English Literature

Harry Morgan Ayres, Frederick Morgan Padelford - 1924 - 942 pages
...rural shade ! By love's simplicity betrayed And guileless trust ; Till she, like thee, all soiled, nce we might see the sea on both sides, and found it an isle of twenty miles in length a starred 1 Unskilful he to note the card Of prudent lore, Till billows rage and gales blow hard, And...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - 1925 - 1180 pages
...rural shade 1 By love's simplicity betrayed, And guileless trust, Till she, like thee, all soiled, of God Rais'd impious war in Heav'n and battle Unskillful he to note the card Of prudent lore, 4 Till billows rage, and gales blow hard, And whelm...
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English Prose and Poetry

John Matthews Manly - 1926 - 928 pages
...the share uptears thy bed, And low thou lies ! 30 Such is the fate of artless Maid, Sweet flow'ret erds and flocks Drop the dry sprig, and, mute-imploring, eye The fallen 35 Low i' the dust. Such is the fate of simple Bard, On life's rough ocean luckless starr 'dl Unskilful...
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Harper's Anthology for College Courses in Composition and Literature: A ...

Frederick Alexander Manchester, William Frederic Giese - 1926 - 906 pages
...the rural shade! By love's simplicity betrayed, And guileless trust, Till she, like thee, all soiled, is laid Low i' the dust. Such is the fate of simple bard, On life's rough ocean luckless starred! Unskillful he to note the card Of prudent lore, Till billows rage, and gales blow hard, And...
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Heath Readings in the Literature of England

Tom Peete Cross, Clement Tyson Goode - 1927 - 1432 pages
...shade! By love's simplicity betrayed, And guileless trust; Till she, like thee, all soiled, is laid 35 Low i' the dust. Such is the fate of simple Bard, On Life's rough ocean luckless starred! Unskilful he to note the card Of prudent lore, 40 Till billows rage, and gales blow hard,...
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Improvement Era, Volume 1, Issue 1

1897 - 478 pages
...reference to himself: "Such is the fate of simple bard, On life's rough ocean luckless starred, Unskillful he to note the card of prudent lore, Till billows rage, and gales blow hard, And whelm him o'er." A man so lacking in a knowledge of "prudent lore" is always unfortunate, and Burns knew it; but this...
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The Giant Book of Poetry

William Roetzheim - 2006 - 760 pages
...the rural shade! By love's simplicity betrayed, and guileless trust, till she, like thee, all soiled, is laid low i' the dust. Such is the fate of simple Bard, on Life's rough ocean luckless starred! Unskillful he to note the card of prudent lore, till billows rage, and gales blow hard, and...
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Heinrich Heine and the Lied

Susan Youens - 2007 - 317 pages
...Such is the fate of artless maid, Sweet flow'ret of the rural shade! By love's simplicity betray 'd And guileless trust. Till she, like thee, all soil'd, is laid Low i' the dust.16 Goethe's "Das Veilchen" (The violet) and "Heidenroslein" are the most famous examples, although...
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