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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 Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1172 pages
...unco right. Fast by an ingle, bleezing finely. Wi' reaming swats that drank divinely; (1. 37—40) 53 The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure: Kings may...was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! (1. 56-58) 54 But pleasures are like poppies spread. You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like...
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Burmese Looking Glass: A Human Rights Adventure and a Jungle Revolution

Edith T. Mirante - 1994 - 352 pages
...safe path, which leads ever downward into stagnation. — Huggs McShane in an aerogram from Shanghai 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 . . . — Robert Burns, "Tarn O'Shanter"...
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Into the Light of Things: The Art of the Commonplace from Wordsworth to John ...

George J. Leonard - 1995 - 269 pages
.../ A moment white — then gone for ever!"51 But Coleridge misquotes. What Burns actually wrote was, "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."52 Burns, widi the older aesthetic's...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 936 pages
...happy. E'en drowned himsel amang the nappy: As bees flee hame wi' lades o' treasure. The minutes winged their way wi' pleasure; Kings may be blest, but Tam...O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures arc like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; tti Or like the snow falls in the...
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The Last Man

Mary Shelley - 1996 - 476 pages
...while her unalienable beauties—we were, in an empty world, happy. 72 Robert Burns, Tarn O'Shanur. "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" (59-62). 73 Coleridge, Kubla Khan,...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - 1997 - 613 pages
...capable of as vivid imagery in English as any of his contemporaries with whose work he was familiar. 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. (Tam O 'Sbanter) tradition of Scottish...
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Every Emotion: Hebridean Poetry

George Carle - 2001 - 161 pages
...Printed in the United States of America To my dear children Erin and Ethan who brought joy to my life. 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 Robert Burns, from Tom o ' Shunter...
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Journal of a Voyage Around the World: A Year on the Ship Helena (1842-1842)

Thomas Worthington King - 2003 - 318 pages
...this kind—what is it? Ah I have it—though we have no lovers here—it is extremely beautiful— But pleasures are like poppies spread You seize the...shed! Or like the snowfalls 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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A Thousand Shall Fall: The True Story of a Canadian Bomber Pilot in World ...

Murray Peden - 2003 - 510 pages
...that Burns was prophetically correct in describing thus the transitory nature of our earthly joys: "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 . . ." I was too stunned to think of...
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Ohio Volunteer: The Childhood & Civil War Memoirs of Captain John Calvin ...

John Calvin Hartzell - 2005 - 281 pages
...sap. 13. The quoted phrases are based on three lines from "Tarn O'Shanter" by Robert Burns (1759-96): "The minutes wing'd their way wi' pleasure: / Kings...be blest, but Tam was glorious / O'er a' the ills o'life victorious!" 14. Warren Clark was raised by Uncle Abe and Peggy Clark Hartzell, who were childless....
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