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" 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 tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. "
Poems - Page 196
by Robert Burns - 1811
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a ..., Volume 3

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1820
...weeping wife 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 If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow...
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The Wreath: A Collection of Poems from Celebrated English Authors

English poetry - 1821 - 259 pages
...though a weeping 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...has Man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? Yet, let not this too much, my Son, Disturb thy youthful breast ; This partial view of human kind...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 75

British poets - 1822
...tho' a weeping 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...has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? A PRAYER IN PROSPECT OF DEATH. 151 Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast:...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

Classical poetry - 1822
...tho' a weeping 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...cruelty or scorn? Or why has man the will and pow'r Yet, let not this too much, my SOD, Disturb thy youthful breast : This partial view of human-kind Is...
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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect

Robert Burns - 1824
...a weeping 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...has man the will and pow'r, To make his fellow mourn ? Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast : This partial view of human-kind...
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The minstrel, a collection of moral and religious poems

Minstrel - 1824
...tho' a weeping wife And belplesg 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 suhject to His cruelty or scorn; Or why has man the will or pow'r To mate his fellow mourn ? Yet let...
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The British anthology; or, Poetical library, Volumes 7-8

British anthology - 1825
...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 power To make his fellow mourn ? Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast :...
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Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel ..., Volume 1

Perry Fairfax Nursey - Industrial arts - 1825
...lofai ing's slave, By Nature's law designed, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind Ï If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or Scorn ; Or why has man the will «Hd ] To make ЫА feUowi moufti ? onder poor and hapless wight, So abject, mean, and vile, ГКхаквк...
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Sandoval: Or, the Freemason, Volume 1

Valentín Llanos Gutiérrez - 1826
...and meditation on heavenly things." CHAPTER X. " If I'm design'd yon lordling's clave, By nature's law design'd. Why was an independent wish E'er planted...not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or wby has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ?" BURNS. RETURNING now to our hero, whom we...
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Sandoval: Or, the Freemason, Volume 1

Valentín Llanos Gutiérrez - 1826
...Inrdling's slave, By nature's law design'd, \Vhy was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If nut, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or why...has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn •" BURNS. RETURNING now to our hero, whom we left in the long room, endeavouring to bury in sleep...
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