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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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Rhyming dictionary for the use of young poets, with an essay on English ...

Thomas Smibert - 1852 - 126 pages
...not many equals in our poetry: — " 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 gone 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 Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

John Aikin - 1852 - 792 pages
...Care, mad to see a man »ae happy, E'en drown'd himself amang the nappy j As bees flee hame wi' lades ) Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You...
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The British Messenger: A Monthly Journal Devoted to the ..., Volumes 1-5

1879 - 474 pages
...naughty." to the letter; we dare sav he drew it from his own experience — i "As bees fleo liame 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." The Bible itself speaks of "the pleasures...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1854 - 520 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himself amang the nappy ; As bees llee hame wi' lades b' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure'...the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; V Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely...
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The Miscellaneous Works, Volume 2

William Hazlitt - 1854 - 980 pages
...minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure : Kings may be blest, hut Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills of life victorious ! But pleasures are like poppies spread,...seize the flow'r — its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow, falls in the river, A moment white — then melts forever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit...
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The Genius, and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1854 - 252 pages
...;" and then, by imagery of unequalled loveliness, illustrates ai universal and everlasting truth: " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed Or like the snow-lalls in the river, A 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 - 1854 - 254 pages
..." and then, by imagery of unequalled loveliness, illustrates at universal and everlasting truth : " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed Or like the snow-tails in the river, A 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 - 1854 - 252 pages
..." and then, by imagery of unequalled loveliness, illustrates ai universal and everlasting truth : " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed Or like the snow-lalls in the river, A moment white— then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - 1855 - 610 pages
...interval, and ease from pain. Someroille's Chase. Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ˇ Or like the snow-falls in the...white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis raee, That flits ere you ean point their plaee ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid...
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The Poetical and Prose Works of Robert Burns: With Life, Notes and ...

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1855 - 616 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 Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You...
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