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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 poetical works of Robert Burns. [With] (Memoir of Burns, by sir H. Nicolas).

Robert Burns - 1870
...where so touchingly described his feelings at this period, with so much effect, as in his poem, the way to Greenock; I had composed the last song I should...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." The publication of his Poems, which took place about August 1786,* was attended by most gratifying...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1870 - 218 pages
...measure in Caladonia, "The gloomy night is gatheringfast :" when a letter from Dr. Blacklock, to ë 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 applanse I had not dared to hope. His opinion That...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns,: Arranged in the ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1871
...chest was on the road to Greenock; I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia, when a letter from Dr. Blacklock to a friend of mine...schemes by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition. Tho Dr. belonged to a set of critics, for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion, that...
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The Songs of Scotland Chronologically Arranged: With Introduction and Notes

1872 - 583 pages
...was on the way to Greenock. I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia— "Tho gloomy night is gathering fast," when a letter from...schemes by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." This letter which exercised so powerful an influence on his career -was expressive of the writer's...
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The Civil Service Handbook of English Literature: For the Use of Candidates ...

Austin Dobson - 1874 - 296 pages
...Caledonia — The gloomy night is gathering fast — when a letter from Dr. Blacklock [the blind poet] 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 applzns? I had not dared to hope. His opinion, that...
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Text-book of Poetry: From Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, Beattie, Goldsmith ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1875 - 694 pages
...words : " I had been for some days skulkingfrom 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 Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1876
...chest was on the road to Greenock; I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia, when a letter from Dr. Blacklock to a friend of mine...schemes by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition. The Dr. belonged to a set of critics, for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion, that...
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The Great and Eccentric Characters of the World, Their Lives and Their Deeds ...

1877 - 799 pages
...in the wind. I had been 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." This was a recommendation to him to proceed to Edinburgh, to superintend the publication of a second...
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The Border Pulpit: Being a Series of Sketches of a Number of Ministers of ...

David Walker - 1877 - 176 pages
...envious ever found admittance." Burns himself, speaking of his intended emigration to Jamaica, says, " A letter from Dr Blacklock to a friend of mine overthrew...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition. The doctor belonged to a set of critics, for ivhose applause I had not dared to hope. His opiniom that...
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Burns, Ramsay and the Earlier Poets of Scotland ; to which is ..., Volume 2

Allan Cunningham, Charles Mackay - 1879
...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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