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" Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw: Tho' this was fair, and that was braw, And yon the toast of a' the town, I sigh'd and said amang them a'; ... "
Poems: Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect - Page 158
by Robert Burns - 1869
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Burns, Ramsay and the Earlier Poets of Scotland ; to which is Added, Ancient ...

Allan Cunningham, Charles Mackay - Poetry - 1879
...Could I the rich reward secure, The lovely Mary Morison. n. Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha, To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw : Tho' this was fair, and that was braw, And yon the toast of a' the...
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Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...sun ; Could I the rich reward secure, The lovely Mary Morison. Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw ; Tho' this was fair, and that was braw, And yon the toast of a' the...
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The English Poets: Addison to Blake

Thomas Humphry Ward - English poetry - 1880
...sun ; Could I the rich reward secure, The lovely Mary Morison. Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw ; Tho' this was fair, and that was braw, And yon the toast of a' the...
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Tender and True: Poems of Love

1881 - 180 pages
...Could I the rich reward secure, The lovely Mary Morison. Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha", To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw : Tho' this was fair, and that was braw, And yon the toast of a' the...
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers ...

Matthew Arnold - English poetry - 1881
...sun ; Could I the rich reward secure, The lovely Mary Morison. Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw ; Tho' this was fair, and that was braw, And yon the toast of a' the...
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The American Magazine, Volume 13

1882
...which "take the deepest and most lasting hold on the mind." " Yestreen, when to the trembling string, The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha'. To thee my fancy took Its wing, I eat, but neither heard nor saw : Tho' this was fair, and that was braw. And yon the toast of a' the...
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The Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882 - 349 pages
...for Ellison Begb1e, and its disappointing issue : " Yestreen when, to the trembliug string, The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing I sat, but neither heard nor saw," &c. The "lighted ha'" here, of course, means the country dancing...
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Characteristics: Sketches and Essays

Addison Peale Russell - English literature - 1883 - 362 pages
...some of his finest songs, especially that of Mary Morison. " Yestreen when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw : Tho' this was fair, an' that was braw, An' yon the toast of a' the...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volume 1

Biography - 1883
..." take the deepest and I most lasting hold on the mind." " Yestreen, when to the trembling string. The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha'. To thee my fancy took its wing, I sat, but neither heard nor saw: Tho' this was fair, and that was braw, And yon the toast of a' the...
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Our corner, ed. by A. Besant

Annie Besant - 1884
...pronounces " exquisite," and which has indeed one fine qiiatrain : Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing ; I sat, but neither heard or saw here the effect of the fortunate lines is marred by several conventional...
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