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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

Robert Burns - 1840 - 872 pages
...hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure : Kings may be blest, but Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious...seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ! Or like the snowfall in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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The Southern literary messenger, Volume 7

1841 - 908 pages
...felt the transitory nature of human enjoyment, he has told us in a series of beautiful similes : — But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the...snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts forever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place , Or like the rainbow's...
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Rambles and Reveries

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - 1841 - 564 pages
...felt the transitory nature of human enjoyment, he has told us in a series of beautiful similes : — But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow.r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the sno tv falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That...
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The Life and Land of Burns

Allan Cunningham - 1841 - 384 pages
...wing'd their way wi' pleasure. The cricket raised its cheering cry, The kittlen chased its tail in joy. Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. " A poem which Campbell, Wordsworth, and Scott have praised, and on which Cooper has employed his pencil,...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 11

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - 1842 - 734 pages
...need ask no more " Than just a highland welcome." " But pleasures," says the same delightful poet, "are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its...in the river, A moment white, then melts for ever." Accordingly, the sudden retire of the bright sun, and re-commencement of the snow-storm, warned me...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 15

1847 - 640 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himsel' 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 all the ills o' life victorious." Falstaff must be set down as a humorous character ; the kindly, loving...
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Littell's Living Age, Volume 235

1902 - 874 pages
...acknowledged beauty he challenges a place beside the best of those who have written in English verse alone. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed! Or like the snow-flake in the river, One moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit...
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The Genius and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1845 - 236 pages
...;" and then, by imagery of unequalled loveliness, illustrates an universal and everlasting truth : " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the...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 their place; Or...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 510 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himsel amang the nappy ; As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure...may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills of life victorious ! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r — its bloom is shed...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 512 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himsel amang the nappy; As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure:...may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills of life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r—its bloom is shed...
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