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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 Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Poems, Songs, and ...

Robert Burns - 1855 - 562 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 I&e poppies spread, You seize...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1856 - 538 pages
...flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wingM their way wi' pleasureKings may be blest, but Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious....moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borcalis race, That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form. Evanishing...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 660 pages
...our sulky, sullen dame, Gatherin' her brows like gatherin' storm, Nursin' her wrath to keep it warm. Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a'...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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Lectures on the British Poets, Volume 1

Henry Reed - 1857 - 424 pages
...reprobate and his cronies, set forth in two lines, the most vivid that revelry was ever told in ; — " Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a" the ills o' life victorious." The transition from the careless, riotous enjoyment at the warm ingleside, by a different strain, giving...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1857 - 454 pages
...who cannot perceive that, in all this, though there was no moral purpose, there is a moral effect ' Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious.' What a lesson do these words convey of charitable indulgence for the vicious habits of the principal...
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Essays critical and imaginative

John Wilson - 1857 - 448 pages
...who cannot perceive that, in all this, though there was no moral purpose, there is a moral effect. ' Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a" the ills o' life victorious.' What a lesson do these .words convey of charitable indulgence for the vicious habits of the principal...
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The works of professor Wilson, ed. by prof. Ferrier, Volume 7

John Wilson - 1857 - 466 pages
...who cannot perceive that, in all this, though there was no moral purpose, there is a moral effect. ' Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious.' What a lesson do these words convey of charitable indulgence for the vicious habits of the principal...
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Pitcairn: the Island, the People and the Pastor: To which is Added a Short ...

Thomas Boyles Murray - 1858 - 468 pages
...flew, that the young men of the Bounty seemed to imagine that the day of departure would never come : " But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts for ever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit...
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Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott: Two Lives

James White - 1858 - 316 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himself among 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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Robert Burns: A Memoir

James White - 1859 - 118 pages
...Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drown'd himself among the nappy : As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure:...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...
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