Student Life at Edinburgh University

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J. and R. Parlane, 1884 - 185 pages
 

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Page 167 - In parts superior what advantage lies ? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise ? 'Tis but to know how little can be known, To see all others...
Page 153 - Men are but children of a larger growth; Our appetites as apt to change as theirs, And full as craving too, and full as vain; And yet the soul, shut up in her dark room, Viewing so clear abroad, at home sees nothing; But, like a mole in earth, busy and blind, Works all her folly up, and casts it outward To the world's open view...
Page 102 - O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us!
Page 185 - Accounts no heaven but in his hellish routs ; And she whose beauty seems a sunny day, Makes up her heaven but in her baby's clouts. But, my sweet God, I seek no prince's power, No miser's wealth, nor beauty's fading gloss...
Page 126 - And lately had he learn'd with truth to deem Love has no gift so grateful as his wings : How fair, how young, how soft soe'er he seem. Full from the fount of Joy's delicious springs Some bitter o'er the flowers its bubbling venom flings.
Page 120 - Now sinks at last, or feebly mans the soul ; While low delights succeeding fast behind, In happier meanness occupy the mind : As in those domes where...
Page 114 - He who will not give Some portion of his ease, his blood, his wealth, For others' good, is a poor frozen churl.
Page 7 - An' bear ye a' life's changes wi' a calm an' tranquil mind, Though pressed an' hemm'd on every side, hae faith an' ye'll win through, For ilka blade o' grass keps its ain drap o

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