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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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Gleanings from the Poets, for Home and School

American poetry - 1855 - 430 pages
...offspring mourn. " If I 'm designed yon lordling's slave, — By Nature's law designed, — THE MARIGOLD. 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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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Quotations, English - 1855 - 570 pages
...prattle at my feet ? Dr. Woleot's Peter Pindar. 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 ? Burns't Poems. Here the free spirit of mankind, at length, Throws its List fetters off; and who shall...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not Inserted in ...

Robert Burns - 1856 - 524 pages
...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? Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast; This partial view of human kind Is...
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The life and works of Robert Burns, ed. by R. Chambers. Libr. ed, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1856
...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...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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Asiatic Chiefs, Volume 2

J. Szeredy - Hungary - 1856
...mourn. If I'ma haughty 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...has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn? The mind now soars in fancy to the land of the West — the Emerald Gem of the Seas — the home of...
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Wilson's Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland: historical ..., Volume 2

John Mackay Wilson - 1857
...myriads whom they oppress?" " 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 (he will and power To make his fellow mourn?" " I would hardly know what...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets

William Howitt - Literary landmarks - 1857 - 706 pages
...wile And helpless offspring mourn. " If I'm designed yon lordllng's slave, By nature's law designed, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ' If not, why am 1 subject to His cruelty and scorn t Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mourn t "...
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A History of the United States: For Families and Libraries

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1857 - 672 pages
...in the presence of oppression, " If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave. By Nature's laws designed ; 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 pow'r To make his fellow mourn ?" '...
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Gleanings from the Poets for Home and School

1858
...helpless offspring mourn. " If I 'in 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 ? " Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm designed yon lordling's slaveBy Nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind 1 If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man the will and power To make his...
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