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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 GREAT TRIAL OF THE Nineteenth Century

SAMUEL C. PARKS, A.M. - 1900
...dawn of history to the present hour. "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? And why has man the will and power To make his brother mourn?" No public man ever lived...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns, ed. by A. Smith. Vignette ed

Robert Burns - 1901
...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 His...has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? 68 Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast ; This partial view of human-kind...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 6

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...Unmindful, though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. "If I'm designed yon lorclling's slave, E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject...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 Poems of Alice and Phoebe Cary

Alice Cary - 1903 - 482 pages
...If I 'm designed to live alone, — By nature's law designed, — Why was this constant wish to wed E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to Man's cruelty or scorn ? Or why has he the will and power To make me for him mourn ? Who 'd marry almost...
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English Authors: A Handbook of English Literature from Chaucer to Living Writers

Mildred Lewis Rutherford - English literature - 1906 - 750 pages
...though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm deslgn'd yon lordling's slaveBy 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? Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast : This...
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Speeches and Essays

Jean Armour Burns Club (Washington, D.C.), John Wilson - 1908 - 100 pages
...give you one Terse of it : " 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, or ficorn ? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn?" That was the poem which inspired...
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The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - Ballads, Scots - 1909 - 609 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...I subject to His cruelty or scorn? Or why has man *he will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn ? " Yet, let not this too much, my son, The poor, oppressed,...
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The Twentieth Century Magazine, Volume 1

Benjamin Orange Flower - Twentieth century - 1910
...words that still burn and sting. " 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?" "Ye see yon birkie ca'da lord,...
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The Twentieth Century Magazine, Volume 1

Benjamin Orange Flower - Twentieth century - 1910
...words that still burn and sting. " 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?" " Ye see yon birkie ca'da...
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The Testing Fire

Alexander Corkey - African American universities and colleges - 1911 - 303 pages
...pathetic lines in that poem : "If I'm designed yon lordling's slare — By Nature's law designed — Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind?...man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn?" "Didn't I tell you he was a white nigger?" said the doctor when they had seated themselves again in...
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