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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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Selections from the Poems of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1898 - 96 pages
...tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave, 65 By 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? 70 Or why has man the will and pow'r • To make...
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The Poems of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Poetry, Scottish - 1898 - 331 pages
...though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. " If I'm designed yon lordling's slave, By Nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? The poor If not, why am I subject to man's His cruelty, or scorn ? ?na Or why has man the will and...
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Literature: I. Robert Burns, II. Sir Walter Scott, III. Lord Byron

Seymour Eaton - 1899 - 297 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...
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Home Study Circle

Seymour Eaton - 1899 - 295 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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Realism in Literature and Art

Clarence Darrow - Realism in art - 1899 - 64 pages
...infinitely more honest and reliable than the brain. 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? LIBRARIES IBRARY [94305-6004 3 lofter 7 days Preachers and authors and teachers, judges and professors...
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Representative Poems of Robert Burns: With Carlyle's Essay on Burns

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1899 - 90 pages
...leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm " 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 5 His cruelty, or scorn ? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? " Yet, let not...
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The Memory of Burns: Brief Addresses Commemorating the Genius of Scotland's ...

John Dawson Ross - 1899 - 205 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 in my mind 1 If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - English poetry - 1900 - 442 pages
...weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn DC. ' If I 'm design'd yon lordling's slave — By Nature's law design'd — • Why was an independent wish E'er...Man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn? X. 1 Yet let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast : This partial view of human-kind...
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Essay on Burns: With the Cotter's Saturday Night and Other Poems from Burns

Thomas Carlyle - 1900 - 186 pages
...tho' a weeping wife And helpless off-spring 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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Carlyle's Essay on Burns: With The Cotter's Saturday Night, and Other Poems ...

Thomas Carlyle - 1900 - 186 pages
...tho' a weeping wife And helpless off-spring 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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