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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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An Essay on Burns

Thomas Carlyle - 1910 - 133 pages
...says: "I had taken the last farewell of my few friends ; my chest was on the road to Greenock ; and I had composed the last song I should ever measure...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." Dr. Thomas Blacklock was a divine and poet in Edinburgh, to whom a copy of Burns's poems had been sent....
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Literature, Volume 8

Henry Van Dyke - 1911 - 394 pages
...the 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. 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 Works of the British Poets: Selected and Chronologically ..., Volume 3

John Aikin, John Frost - 1866
...uncoupled the merciless pack of the law at my heels. I had taken the last farewell of my few friends j my chest was on the road to Greenock ; I had composed...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." This was a recommendation to rim to proceed to Edinburgh, to superintend the publication of a second...
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The Complete Works of Robert Burns Part Five

Robert Burns - 2004 - 456 pages
...was on the road to Greenock; I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia—"The gloomy night is gathering fast," when a letter from...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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