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" O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point... "
The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ... - Page 18
by Robert Burns, James Currie - 1847 - 635 pages
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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 3

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834 - 356 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himself amang the nappy ! As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure : Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er sf the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom...
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Novellettes of a Traveller: Or, Odds and Ends from the Knapsack of ..., Volume 1

Henry Junius Nott - 1834 - 238 pages
...quotation that we will not mar by retrenchment, " Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, - A moment white — then melts for ewr ; VOL. I.— B , Or Jike the borealis race, ; That flit ere you can point their place ; J Or like...
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West Devon and Cornwall Flora, Volume 1

John Jacob - 1836 - 374 pages
...beautifully alluded to by Burns : " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, the bloom is shed ! Or like the snow-falls in the river A moment white — then melt for ever : Or like the Borealis race That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837 - 448 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himself atnang the nappy ; As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure...a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are likft poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river,...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life

Robert Burns, John Gibson Lockhart - 1837 - 628 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sac happy, E'en drown'd hiniself atnang the nappy ; As be« flee harne wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure : Kings may be blest, but Turn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious ! Or like the boreal» race, That flit ere you...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - 1838 - 750 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himself amang the nappy; As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure;...But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white—then melts for ever;...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin, John Frost - 1838 - 752 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himself amang the nappy ; As bees flee name wi' lades the Wood, And, hy that whisker'd tabhy's aid, set...of sage Whittington, When the next village hears arc like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river,...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - 1838 - 796 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himself amang the nappy ; As bees flee hame wi' lades pression's woes Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You...
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The Demons of the Wind: And Other Poems

Henry Longueville Mansel - 1838 - 128 pages
...by the headlong river, Which flashes in the solar beam — A moment bright, then gone for ever.* " Or like the snow-falls in the river — A moment white, then melts for ever." Burns. 55 PEACE is a phantom of the brain, A charm, the hours of sleep invading : We wake, and stretch...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - 1839 - 362 pages
...more readers than a chapter in Aristotle. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or, like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melt forever ; Or, like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point the place ; Or, like the rainbow's...
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