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" A hundred times a day do I figure you before your taper, your book or work laid aside as I get within the room. How happy have I been ! and how little of that scantling portion of time, called the life of man, is sacred to happiness, much less transport.... "
Sylvander and Clarinda: the love letters of Robert Burns and Agnes M'Lehose - Page 183
by Robert Burns, Agnes M'Lehose - 1917 - 236 pages
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The Complete Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1884 - 636 pages
...you before your taper, your book or work laid aside as I get within the room. How happy have 1 been ! and how little of that scantling portion of time,...sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralize to-night like a death's-head. " O what is life, tkat thoughtless wish of all! A drop uf honey...
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Robert Burns, the poet of the people

George Claude Lorimer - 1890 - 65 pages
...small beer. Now eight o'clock at night. . . . I could moralize to-night like a death's-head. ' Oh, what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ? A drop...a draught of gall.' " Nothing astonishes me more," he adds, "when a little sickness clogs the wheels of life, than the thoughtless career we run in the...
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The Life and Works of Robert Burns, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1896
...before your taper — your book or work laid aside as I get within the room. How happy have I been ! and how little of that scantling portion of time,...sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralize to-night, like a death's-head. O what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of honey...
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Burns' Clarinda: Brief Papers Concerning the Poet's Renowned Correspondent

John Dawson Ross - 1897 - 250 pages
...you before your taper, your book or work laid aside as I get within the room. How happy have I been ! and how little of that scantling portion of time,...sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralize to-night like a death's-head. " Oh what is life, that thoughtless wish of all 1 A drop of...
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Burns' Clarinda: Brief Papers Concerning the Poet's Renowned Correspondent

Literary Criticism - 1897 - 250 pages
...you before your taper, your book or work laid aside as I get within the room. How happy have I been ! and how little of that scantling portion of time,...sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralize to-night like a death's-head. " Oh what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of...
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Burns' Clarinda: Brief Papers Concerning the Poet's Renowned Correspondent ...

1897 - 250 pages
...you before your taper, your book or work laid aside as I get within the room. How happy have I been ! and how little of that scantling portion of time,...sacred to happiness, much less transport. I could moralize to-night like a death's-head. " Oh what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of...
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Robert Burns'Beziehungen zur Litteratur

Heinrich Molenaar - Comparative literature - 1899 - 132 pages
...disguise, Where, mix'd with God's, her lov'd idea lies. 58. Unlavish Wisdom never works in vain. 100. O, what is life, that thoughtless wish of all! A drop of honey in a draught of gall. 110. Long life, long youth, long pleasure, and a friend! 149. What truth on earth so precious as the...
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Quellenstudien zu Robert Burns: für die Jahre 1773-1783

Otto Ritter - Literary Criticism - 1899 - 50 pages
...einem mehrere Jahre später an Clarinda gerichteten Briefe (6. III '88) citirt Burns die Verse: — '0 what is life, that thoughtless wish of all! A drop of honey in a draught of gall'. Vermutlich haben sie dem Dichter bei unserer Zeile vorgeschwebt. Str. II, Z. 6 'Again exalt the brute...
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Quellenstudien zu Robert Burns: 1773 - 1791

Otto Ritter - 1901 - 260 pages
...Zu I, 3 vgl. die Verse, die Bnrns in dem Briefe an Clarinda vom 6. März '88 — woher? — citirt: 'O what is life, that thoughtless wish of all! A drop of honey in a draught of gall.' I, 6: Ganz ähnlich spricht George Herbert (Temple) von 'death's shadie, black abode.' Str. II, 6 klingt...
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Archiv für das Studium der neueren Sprachen und Literaturen, Volumes 107-108

Languages, Modern - 1901
...1788) ist der Anfangsvers eines Gedichtes im Weekly Magazine, or Edinburgh Amüsement, XXVI 50 (1774). "O, what is life, that thoughtless wish of all ! A drop of honey in a draught of gall' (Brief an Clarinda vom 6. März 1788) steht in A Poem, sacred to the Memory of a dearly beloved and...
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