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" See yonder poor o'erlabored wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. "
Wilson's Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland: historical, traditionary ... - Page 107
by John Mackay Wilson - 1857
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The Lady's Weekly Miscellany, Volume 11

1810
...wife And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm design'd yon lordling's slav«, By Nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty, or scorn ? Or why has Man the will and paw'r To make his fellow mourn ? Yet, let not this too much,...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Poems formerly published, with some additions ...

Robert Burns - 1806
...I'm design'd yon lordling's slave — — By Nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish Ere planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? X. Yet, let not this too much,...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - Bookbinding - 1808
...wife And helpless offspring mourn. ' If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave, By Nature's law design'd. Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn? ' Yet, let not this too much,...
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Poems, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1811
...And helpless offspring mourn. IX. If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave, By Nature 's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty, or scorn ! Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? X. Yet, let not this too much,...
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Beauties of Poetry: Consisting of Elegant Selections from the Works of Pope ...

English poetry - 1814 - 300 pages
...And helpless offspring mourn. IX. If I'm design 'd yon lordling's slave. By Nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty, or scorn ? Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mourn ? X. Yet, let not this too much,...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a ..., Volume 3

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1815
...wife And helpless offspring mourn. IX. If I'm design'd yon lordting's slave, By Nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subjeet to His eruelty or seorn ? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn? X. Yet,...
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A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery, in the United States: With Reflections on ...

Jesse Torrey - Africa, West - 1817 - 94 pages
...exquisite taste, if they could reach it, " If I'm design'dyon lordling's slave, By nature's law desigu'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn? Or, why has man the will or power, To make his fellow mourn ? sufficient space to extend...
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Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and ...

English poetry - 1817
...mourn. By Nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish. ' If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave, E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? Disturb thy youthful breast:...
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The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors

English poetry - 1821 - 259 pages
...wife, And helple ss offspring mourn. If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave, By Nature's law design'd, | Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty, or scorn ? Or why has Man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? Yet, let not this too much,...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 75

British poets - 1822
...wife And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave — By nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn-? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? A PRAYER IN PROSPECT OF DEATH....
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