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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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Selections from Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle - 1896 - 283 pages
...farewell of my few Mends ; 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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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - 1897 - 384 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 applause I had not dared to hope. His opinion, that...
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A Handbook of English Literature

William Hall Griffin - 1897 - 384 pages
...Caledonia — The gloomy night is gathering fast — whon a letter from Dr. Blacklock [the blind poet] to a friend of mine overthrew all my schemes, by opening new prospects to my poetic * In 1800 Gifford's satires reached a Bixth edition, which has been here coueultcd. ambition. The doctor...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, ed. by A. Smith. Vignette ed

Robert Burns - 1901
...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 printed in the first Edinburgh edition. Page 247, col. /, line i. The ' Farewell ' was...
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Scotland, Historic and Romantic, Volume 2

Maria Hornor Lansdale - 1901
...the Clyde. . . . I had taken the last farewell of my friends ; my chest was on the way to Grecnock ; I had composed the last song I should ever measure...schemes by opening new prospects to my poetic ambition." These "new prospects" were nothing less than a suggestion that a new edition of The Poems would be...
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Essay on Burns

Thomas Carlyle - 1903 - 160 pages
...autobiographical letter to Dr. Moore, Burns says, referring to his projected passage to the West Indies: "A letter from Dr. Blacklock to a friend of mine,...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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Tom Wedgwood, the First Photographer: An Account of His Life, His Discovery ...

Richard Buckley Litchfield - 1903 - 271 pages
...is the chief * " My chest was on its way to Greenock " (writes Burns to Dr. Moore, August 2, 1787) "when a letter from Dr. Blacklock to a friend of mine...overthrew all my schemes, by opening new prospects to poetic ambition. His opinion that I would meet with encouragement in Edinburgh for a second edition...
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The Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1905 - 349 pages
...ever measure in Caledonia, ' The gloomy night is gathering fast,' when a letter from Dr. Blucklock to a friend of mine, overthrew all my 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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Little Masterpieces of Autobiography, Volume 4

George Iles - 1908
...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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Robert Burns

John Alexander Joyce - 1910 - 142 pages
...as some ill-advised people had uncoupled the merciless pack of the law at my heels. I had taken the farewell of my few friends; my chest was on the road...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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