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" I had been for some days skulking from covert to covert, under all the terrors of a jail; as some ill-advised people had uncoupled the merciless pack of the law at my heels. I had taken the last farewell of my few friends; my chest was on the road to... "
Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham - Page 227
by Englishmen - 1836
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1820
...wind." " I had been for some days skulking from covert to covert, under all the terrors of a jail ; as some ill-advised people had uncoupled the merciless...my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition.f The doctor belonged to a set of critics, for whose applause * See vol. iv. t See vol. ii....
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Lives of Scottish poets [ed. by A. Sempil]. 3 vols. [in 6 pt.].

Society of ancient Scots - 1821
...; as some ill-advised people had, (on account of his about-to-be paternal relation,) uncoupled all the merciless pack of the law at my heels. I had taken...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition. The doctor belonged to a set of critics for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion that...
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Lives of Scottish Poets: With Ports. and Vignettes, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson - 1822
...; as some ill-advised people had, (on account of his about-to-be paternal relation,) uncoupled all the merciless pack of the law at my heels. I had taken...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition. The doctor belonged to a set of critics for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion that...
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Lives of Scottish Poets, Volume 1

1822
...; as some ill-advised people had, (on account of his about-to-be paternal relation,) uncoupled all the merciless pack of the law at my heels. I had taken...my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic amhition. The doctor belonged to a set of crities for whose applause I had not dared to. hope. His...
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Lives of Scottish Poets ...

Joseph Robertson - 1822
...his native country .when he had resolved on emigrating to America. " I had composed," says Burns, " the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia,...my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic amhition." The letter was addressed to the Rev. G. Lowrie, and contained the following early tribute...
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Lives of Scottish Poets ...

Joseph Robertson - 1822
...his native country, when he had resolved on emigrating to America. " I had composed," says Burns, " the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia,...my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic amhition." The letter was addressed to the Rev. G. Lowrie, and contained the following early tribute...
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications, Volumes 22-23

Constable and co, ltd - 1826
...wind.* " I had been for some days skulking from covert to covert, under all the terrors of a jail; as some ill-advised people had uncoupled the merciless...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." To the above rapid narrative of the poet, we may annex a few details, gathered from his various biographers...
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The Beauties of Burns: Consisting of Selections from His Poems and Letters

Robert Burns, Alfred Howard - 1826 - 212 pages
...Greenock ; I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia, ' The gloomy night was gathering fast,' when a letter from Dr. Blacklock,...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition. The Doctor belonged to a set of critics, for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion that...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1826
...should evev measure in Caledonia. The gloomy night is gathering fast when a letter from Or. Blacklock to a friend of mine, overthrew all my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition. Tne doctor belonged to a set of crities, for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion, that...
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1828 - 310 pages
...wind.' ' I had been for some days skulking from covert to covert, under all the terrors of a jail ; as some ill.advised people had uncoupled the merciless...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." To the above rapid narrative of the poet, we nay annex a few details, gathered from his various biographers...
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