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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 Beauties of Burns: Consisting of Selections from His Poems and Letters

Robert Burns, Alfred Howard - Poetry - 1826 - 212 pages
...though 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 in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mourn ! Vet, let this not too much, my son, Disturb...
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The Works of Robert Burns; with an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1831 - 438 pages
...weeping wife And helpless offepring mourn. DC. 1 1f 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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Jones's Cabinet Edition of British Poets, Volume 2

1831
...designti yon lordling's slave,— Why was an independent wish E'er plamed in my mind? If not, why am 1 subject to His cruelty or scorn! Or why has man the...his fellow mourn ? X. Yet let not this, too much, mj son. Disturb thy youthful breast : This partial view of human-kind Is surely not tlie Itut! The...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...I'm designed yon lordling's slave — By nature's law designed, — 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 ? Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast :...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 2

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834 - 394 pages
...though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mouru. If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave — By Nature's law design'd — Why was an independent wish E'er...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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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 1

Robert Burns - Ballads, Scots - 1834
...easily answered by the oppressor : — " If I'm designed yon lordling's slave, By Nature's law designed, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind...His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man the will and power .To make his fellow mourn ?" The sage of the banks of Ayr intimates to the indignant bard that...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - Elocution - 1834 - 341 pages
...I'm designed0 yon lordling's SLATE', By nature's law designed'0 Why was an independent* wish' E'er0 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'? *&U4r'nite— not, owUer'nate. 'Fi'vnr-lta. «D4-Blnde'— not, te-xinde'....
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1834
...Nature's law design'd ; Why was an independent wish If not, why am I subject to His cruelty, or scorn 7 Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn 1 X. Yet, let not this too much, my son Disturb thy youthful breast ; This partial view of human kind...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1835 - 260 pages
...weeping wife AnJ 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 suhject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man tee will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? X. Yet...
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Gleanings, or A series of tales, principally from the best modern writers ...

J H Hedley - 1836
...though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm to be 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 1 subject to His cruelty or scorn? Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mourn? Yet,...
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