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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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Rambles Through the Land of Burns

Archibald R. Adamson - 1879 - 274 pages
...farewell of my few friends ; my chest was on the road to Greenock; . . . when a letter from Dr Blaeklock 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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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 158 pages
...last farewell of my friends ; my chest was on the road to Greenock ; I had composed the last song 1 should ever measure in Caledonia The Gloomy Night...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 encouragement...
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Text-book of Poetry: From Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, Beattie, Goldsmith ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1880 - 694 pages
...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 ],n>~pects to my poetic ambition. The Doctor belonged to a sot of critics fur whose applause. I had...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, ed. by W.M. Rossetti. ed. by W.M ...

Robert Burns - 1881
...mv heels. I had taken the last farewell of my few friends ; my chest was on the road to Oreenock ; I had composed the last song I should ever measure...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." "It is scarcely necessary," Gilbert Burns says, "to mention that 'The Lament* was composed on that...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, ed. by W.M. Rossetti. ed. by W.M ...

Robert Burns - 1882
...some days skulking from covert to covert, under all the terrors of a jail; as some illadvised peop:; had uncoupled the merciless pack of the law at my...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." "It is scarcely necessary," Gilbert Burns says, "to mention that 'The Lament' was composed on that...
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Text-book of Poetry: From Wordsworth, Coleridge, Burns, Beattie, Goldsmith ...

Henry Norman Hudson - 1882 - 694 pages
...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 erities for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion that...
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The Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882 - 349 pages
...Grreenock ; I had composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia, ' The gloomy night ia gathering fast,' when a letter from Dr. Blacklock...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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Development of English Literature and Language, Volume 2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1883
...the last farewell of my friends; my chest was on the road to Greenock; I had composed the last song 1 should ever measure in Caledonia The Gloomy Night...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 encouragement...
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The national encyclopædia. Libr. ed, Volume 3

National cyclopaedia - 1884
...He was setting ont for Jamaica to push his fortune, when, he tells us. " a letter from Dr. Blocklock to a friend of mine overthrew all my schemes, by opening new prospects to roj poetic ambition. The doctor belonged to a set of critics for whose applause I had not dared to...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volumes 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...I had composed Ihe last song I should ever measure in Caledonia Thf Gloomy Night- is dithering asants of The doctor belonged to a set of critics for whose applause I bad not dared to hope. His encouragement...
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