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" The great misfortune of my life was to want an aim. I had felt early some stirrings of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. "
Wilson's Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland: historical, traditionary ... - Page 106
by John Mackay Wilson - 1857
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1800
...fortune of my life was to want an aim. I ha4 *f felt early some stirrings of ambition, but they *' were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops " round the walls of his cave. I saw my father's " situation entailed on me perpetual labour. The " only two openings by which I could...
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Letters, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns - 1819
...misfortune of my life was to want an aim. I had felt early some stirrings of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. I saw my father's situation entailed on me perpetual labour. The only two openings by which I could enter...
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Lives of Scottish poets [ed. by A. Sempil]. 3 vols. [in 6 pt.].

Society of ancient Scots - 1821
...marked his future character through life. He had early felt some stirrings of .ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. He loathed the situation in which fortune had placed him ; but was without any other direct aim or...
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Lives of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots - Poets, Scottish - 1821
...marked his future character through life. He had early felt some stirrings of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. He loathed the situation in which fortune had placed him ; but was without any other direct aim or...
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Lives of Scottish Poets: With Ports. and Vignettes, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson - Poets, Scottish - 1822
...marked his future character through life. He had early felt some stirrings of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. He loathed the situation in which fortune had placed him ; but was without any other direct aim or...
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The Oxford Entertaining Miscellany, Or, Weekly Magazine ..., Volume 1

1824
...misfortune of my life was the want of aim. I had felt early some stirrings of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. I saw my father's situation entailed on me perpetual labour. The only two openings by which I could enter...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1826
...misfortune of my life was to want an aim. I had felt early some stirnngs of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. I saw my father's situation entailed upon me perpetual labor. The only two openings by which I could...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 6

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834
...misfortune of my life was to want an aim. I had felt early some stirrings of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. I saw my father's situation entailed on me perpetual labour. The only two openings by which I could enter...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1834
...misfortune of my life was to want an aim. I had felt early some stirrings of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. I saw my father's situation entailed upon me perpetual labour. The only two openings by which I could...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 6

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834
...misfortune of my life was to want an aim. I had felt early some stirrings of ambition, but they were the blind gropings of Homer's Cyclops round the walls of his cave. I saw my father's situation entailed on me perpetual labour. The only two openings by which I could enter...
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