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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 Criticism on His ...

Robert Burns - 1850 - 456 pages
...And helpless offspring mourn. IX. * If I'm deeign'd yon lordling's slave,By nature's law dcsign'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn i Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ! * Yet, let not this, too much, my son....
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The Standard elocutionist; and gem-book of British authors, ed. by A. Cunningham

A. Cunningham - 1850
...And helpless offspring mourn. " If 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 and scorn ? Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mourn ? " Yet, let not this too much,...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1852
...helpless offspring mourn. IX. " If I'm design 'd yon lordling's slave,— By nature's law design 'd,— ton powei To make his fellow mourn ; X. " Yet let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast...
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The National Magazine, Volume 3

Abel Stevens, James Floy - American essays - 1853
...made to mourn, especially the half stanza, — " If I 'ra dcsign'd yon lordlmg's slave, By nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ?" The glorious, A Man 'ia Man for a? that ; Brace's Address ; and one or two local ballads, comprise...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1854 - 524 pages
...tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. If Fm 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 son, Disturb thy youthful breast; This partial view of human kind Is...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1854 - 776 pages
...though a weeping wife And helpless onspring mourn. If I'm design'd yon lonlling's slave — By Nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted...His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mourn? Tet, let not this too much, my son, The poor, oppressed, honest man,...
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Gleanings from the Poets: For Home and School

Poetry - 1854 - 430 pages
...helpless offspring mourn. " If I 'm designed yon lordling's slave, — By Nature's law designed, — 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 complete works of robert burns containing his poems, songs, and ...

allan cunningham - 1855
...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...His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mourn? This partial view of human-kind Is surely not the best ! The poor,...
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THE Poetical and Prose Works OF ROBERT BURNS: THE LIFE, NOTES AND ...

A. CUNNINGHAM - 1855
...And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm design'd yon lordling's slaveBy Nature's law designed — • Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind...not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or v?hy has man the will and power lo make his fellow mourn ? Vet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb...
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Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

1855
...helpless offspring mourn. " If I 9m designed yon lordling's slave,- — By Nature's law designed, — 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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