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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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Notes and Queries

1859 - 764 pages
...University of Glasgow. Died 17th Sept. 1779.) " 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." (Tarn O'Shanter; a Tale by Robert Bums, Dr. Currie, edit. 1825, p. 68.) GN Index to Periodicals. —...
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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 634 pages
...beautiful kind. For instance, where he says, just after the lines — " King's may be blest, but Tain was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious."...But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever...
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God's Chosen Fast: Or What Shall We Do for Our Poorer Brethren in the Wynds ...

James Peddie (of Edinburgh.) - 1860 - 200 pages
...Intoxicating draughts are swallowed, which produce a temporary elevation above their accumulated evils, — " Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious !" So feel many of these poor unfortunates, you may call them sinners if you please. Under the influence...
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Sketches and stories of Wales and the Welsh, Volume 583

Catherine Sinclair - 1860 - 442 pages
...crowds of more deserving contemporaries. Books are all ' like poppies spread, We seize the flower, the bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white, then melts far ever : Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place, Or like the rainbow's...
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Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets: Topically Arranged ...

1861 - 356 pages
...straight, but leaves a living joy behind. CAMPION. 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 forever; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanishing amid the storm. Ah, how empty, ah, how fleeting,...
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A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language

Simon Kerl - 1861 - 372 pages
...illustrate the same subject; as,— "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," £o.—Burns: Tarn O'Shanter. But the same picture must not be monstrous,—partly one...
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Drei Hofgeschichten

Johannes Scherr - 1862 - 358 pages
...ju bebenfen, ba§ fein Sletben ib,re eigene 2age nur »ег|"ф1штегп fönne. îlllein *) — Pleasures are like poppies spread. You seize the flowr, 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 ere...
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The poems of Robert Burns. (Bell and Daldy's pocket vols.).

Robert Burns - 1863 - 440 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...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 Poetical Works, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1863 - 332 pages
...E'en drowned himself amang the nappy ! As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure, The minutes winged their way wi' pleasure : Kings may be blest, but Tam...pleasures are like poppies spread, — You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snowfall in the river, — A moment white — then melts for...
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Words to Trust

Campbell Gillon - 1991 - 236 pages
...differences. The first is that the world's joy is haphazard — a matter of chance. As Robert Burns puts it: Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snowfall in the river, A moment white — then melts forever. The world's joys and pleasures are spread...
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