The works of Robert Burns; with his life, by A. Cunningham, Volume 5 (Google eBook)

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Page 22 - my sweet Highland Mary. II. How sweetly bloom'd the gay green birk, How rich the hawthorn's blossom, As underneath their fragrant shade I clasp'd her to my bosom ! The golden hours, on angel wings, Flew o'er me and my dearie ; For dear to me, as light and life, Was my sweet Highland Mary ! III.
Page 122 - Chains and slaverie! III. Wha will be a traitor-knave ? Wha can fill a coward's grave ? Wha sae base as be a slave ? Let him turn and flee! IV. Wha for Scotland's king and law Freedom's sword will strongly draw, Freeman stand or freeman fa' ? Let him follow me ! V. By oppression's woes and pains ! By
Page 259 - see yon birkie, ca'd—a lord, Wha struts, and stares, and a' that; Though hundreds worship at his word, He's but a coof for a' that: For a' that, and a' that, His riband, star, and a' that, The man of independent mind, He looks and laughs at a
Page 26 - bound, and consisting of two volumes. In the first volume he had written,—' And ye shall not swear by my name falsely—I am the Lord. Levit. chap, xix.. v. 12.'—In the second—' Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oath.
Page 260 - comin' yet for a' that, That man to man, the warld o'er, Shall brothers be for a' that! I do not give you the foregoing song for your book, but merely by way of vive la bagatelle; for the piece is not really poetry. How will the following do for
Page 137 - I. Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to min' ? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o' lang syne ? For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We'll tak a cup o' kindness yet, For auld lang syne ! II. We twa hae run about the braes, And
Page 23 - O pale, pale now, those rosy lips I aft hae kissed sae fondly ! And clos'd for ay the sparkling glance, That dwelt on me sae kindly ! And mouldering now in silent dust, That heart that lo'ed me dearly— But still within my bosom's core Shall live my Highland Mary ! 14th November, 1792. My DEAR
Page 22 - I. YE banks, and braes, and streams around The castle o' Montgomery, Green be your woods, and fair your flowers, Your waters never drumlie ! There simmer first unfauld her robes, And there the langest tarry ; For there I took the last fareweel O' my sweet Highland Mary. II. How sweetly
Page 122 - Let him turn and flee! IV. Wha for Scotland's king and law Freedom's sword will strongly draw, Freeman stand or freeman fa' ? Let him follow me ! V. By oppression's woes and pains ! By our sons in servile chains ! We will drain our dearest veins, But they shall
Page 123 - By oppression's woes and pains ! By our sons in servile chains ! We will drain our dearest veins, But they shall be free ! VI. Lay the proud usurpers low ! Tyrants fall in every foe ! Liberty's in every blow!— Let us do or die ! So may God ever defend the cause of truth and liberty, as he did that day !—Amen. PS I

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