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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 Criticism on His ...

Robert Burns - 1850 - 456 pages
...had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia, The gloomy night it gathering fatt, when a letter from Dr. Blacklock, to a friend of mine,...overthrew all my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poellc ambition. The Doctor belonged to a set of critics, for whose applause I had not dared to hope....
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

John Aikin - 1852
...Greenock ; I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia The Gloomy Night i? " he replied, " to one." " This was a recommendation to him to proceed to Edinburgh, to superintend the publication of a second...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volume 6

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...disoblige the lender, than from any ardour of curiosity or expectation. ' An unlettered ploughman, a poetI' said I, with contemptuous incredulity. It was on a...into the society of the metropolis : yet who is there acauainted with Burns's melancholy history who does not regret the luckless hour in which he first...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1854 - 524 pages
...ever measure in Caledonia. The gloomy night is gathering fast, when a letter from Dr. Blackloek, 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 1 had not dared to hope. His opinion, that...
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the complete works of robert burns containing his poems, songs, and ...

allan cunningham - 1855
...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 Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1856 - 524 pages
...my heels.* I had taken the last farewell of my few friends, my chest was on the road to Grecnock ; 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 life and works of Robert Burns, ed. by R. Chambers. Libr. ed, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1856
...law at my heels. I had taken the last farewell of my friends ; my chest was on the road to Grcenock ; 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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Self-made Men

Charles C. B. Seymour - 1858 - 588 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." The history of literature does not afford another instance of such extraordinary popularity as was...
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THE POETICAL WORKS ROBERT BURNS

1859
...my heels.* I had taken the last farewell of my few friends, my chest was on the road to Greenoek ; 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 COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF ROBERT BURNS

JAMES CURRIE - 1859
...to 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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