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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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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1830 - 328 pages
...pack of the law at my heels. I had taken the last farewell of my few friends ; my chest was on the way to Greenock ; I had composed the last song I should...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 Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns - 1831 - 438 pages
...had composed the Tast" song I should ever measure in Caledonia, The gloomy night w gathering fntt, when a letter from Dr. Blacklock, to a friend of mine,...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 ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1834
...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 Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 4

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834
...had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia — « The gloomy night is gath'ring fast ;' when a letter from Dr. Blacklock to a friend...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." Professor Walker adds some interesting touches to the Poet's account. — " I requested him to communicate...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

1834
...ever measure in Caledonia — The Gloomy Night is Gathering Fast ; when a letter from Dr. Black lock to a friend of mine, overthrew all my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." This was a recommendation to him to proceed to Edinburgh, to superintend the publication of a second...
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A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 1

Robert Chambers - 1835
...on the road to Greenock ; I had composed the last song I should εςεγ measure in Scotland — ' The Gloomy night is gathering fast ' — when a letter...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 Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 6

1836
...marriage to take place, and the children to be legitimatized. He proceeds : ' I had taken farewell of ray few friends ; my chest was on the road to Greenock...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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Exemplary and Instructive Biography: For the Study of Youth

Exemplary and instructive biography - 1836 - 334 pages
...was or. the road to Greenock ; I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Scotland — ' The gloomy night is gathering fast' — when a letter...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 eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volume 6

Englishmen - 1837
...high and low, grave and gay. learned or ignorant, all were alike delighted, agitated, transported. 1 was at that time resident in Galloway, contiguous...not regret the luckless hour in which he first put toot in Edinburgh ? It was not necessary to fan the flame of his genius that he should move in the...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life

Robert Burns, John Gibson Lockhart - 1837 - 425 pages
...had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia, The gloomy night is r/atliering fust, when a letter from Dr. Blacklock to a friend of mine,...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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