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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 Life of Robert Burns: With a Criticism on His Writings ...

James Currie - 1838 - 76 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 British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...covert, under all the terrors of a jail, as some ill-advised people had uncoupled all the unmerciless pack of the law at my heels, — I had taken the last...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." At the time when Burns, in consequence of Dr. Blacklock's suggestion, arrived in Edinburgh, his poems...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - 1838 - 732 pages
...should ever measure in Caledonia—The Gloomy Night is Gathering Fast; when a letter from Dr. lllncklock to a friend of mine overthrew all my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic amhition." This was a recommendation to him to proceed to Edinburgh, to superintend the publication...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Volume 3

Robert Burns - 1839
...1 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 these further parThe Autumn mourns her rip'ning corn By early Winter's ravage...
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The London tee-total magzine, and literary miscellany

1840
...covert, under all the terrors of a jail, as some ill-advised people had uncoupled all the unmerciless pack of the law at my heels, — I had taken the last...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." At the time when Burns, in consequence of Dr. Blacklock's suggestion, arrived in Edinburgh, his poems...
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The Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1840 - 820 pages
...I had composed the last song 1 should ever measure in Caledonia — ' The gloomy night is gath'ring vers in an autumnal morning, without feeling an elevation...enthusiasm of devotion or poetry. Tell me, my dear friend, Professor Walker adds >ome interesting touches to the Poet's account. — " I requested him to communicate...
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The Works of Robert Burns, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1841
...should ever measure in Caledonia, The gloomy night is gath'ring fast, when a letter from Dr Blackwood, to a friend of mine, overthrew all my schemes by opening new prospects to my ambition." To this Professor Walker adds : — " I requested him to communicate some of his unpublished...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Explanatory and Glossarial ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1844 - 575 pages
...ever measure in Caledonia, " The gloomy night was gathering fast," when a letter from Dr. B lacklock, to a friend of mine, overthrew all my 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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Robert Burns: As a Poet, and as a Man

Samuel Tyler - 1848 - 209 pages
...law at my heels. I had taken the last farewell of my friends ; my chest was on the road to Greenoch ; I had composed the last song I should ever measure...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: Containing His Life

Robert Burns - 1849 - 425 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 may annex a few details, gathered from his various biographers...
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