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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, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1887 - 362 pages
...writes: ' I had taken the last farewell of my few friends; my chest was on the road to Greenock, and I had composed the last song I should ever measure...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition.' The song was prmted in the first Edinburgh edition. Page 247, col. i, line 1 . The ' Farewell ' was...
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The Complete Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1884 - 636 pages
...uncoupled the merciless Eack of the law at my heels. I had taken the last farewell of my few 'iends ; my chest was on the road to Greenock : I had composed...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition. The doctor belonged to a set ot critics for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion, that...
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The Book of Robert Burns: Genealogical and Historical Memoirs of ..., Volume 3

Charles Rogers - 1891
...unlookedfor and highly influential source. I had — he tells us — taken the last farewell of my friends ; my chest was on the road to Greenock. I...my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition.1 The doctor belonged to a set of critics for whose applause I had not dared to hope. His...
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The union to Scott

Hugh Walker - 1893
...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 1 Burns to...
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Three Centuries of Scottish Literature, Volume 1

Hugh Walker - 1893 - 229 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 1 Burns to...
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Life of Robert Burns

James Craig Higgins - 1893 - 231 pages
...composed the last song I should ever measure in Caledonia—" The gloomy night is gathering fast"—when 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 whose applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion that...
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Essay on Burns

Thomas Carlyle - 1895 - 258 pages
...of my few friends ; my chest was on the way to Greenock ; I had composed the last song I ever should measure in Caledonia, " The gloomy night is gathering...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition.' — Burns's Autobiography. The original reading of the last verse Carlyle quotes is, ' Farewell, the...
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Selections from Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle - 1895 - 283 pages
...of my few friends ; my chest was on the way to Greenock ; I had composed the last song I ever should measure in Caledonia, " The gloomy night is gathering...schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition.' — Burns's Autobiography. The original reading of the last verse Carlyle quotes is, ' Farewell, the...
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Poems, Songs, and Letters: Being the Complete Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns, Alexander Smith - 1896 - 636 pages
...at 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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Poems, Songs, and Letters: Being the Complete Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns, Alexander Smith - 1896 - 636 pages
...my heels. I had taken the last farewell of my few friends ; my chest was on the road to Greenock ; 1 had composed the last song I should ever measure in...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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