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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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Carlyle's Essays on Burns: With the Cotter's Saturday Night and Other Poems ...

Thomas Carlyle - 1910 - 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...His cruelty, or scorn ? Or why has man the will and To make his fellow mourn ? Yet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast ; This partial...
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Keble's Lectures on Poetry, 1832-1841, Volume 1

John Keble - Classical poetry - 1912
...poor man's fare and shelter granted him by Fate. If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave — By Nature's law design'd — Why was an independent wish E'er...? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty or scorn ? 2 Such was the description of his own feelings as to his worldly fortune given by an illustrious...
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Poems, Songs, and Letters: Being [his] Complete Works

Robert Burns - 1914 - 636 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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CARLYLE'S ESSAY ON BURNS

WILLARD C. GORE - 1915
...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 ? Tet, let not this too much, my son, Disturb thy youthful breast ; This partial view of human-kind...
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"He Shall Speak Peace.": Love: the Path to Paradise--present: Eternal

1915 - 349 pages
...And helpless offspring mourn. "If I'm designed you 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?" — ROBEBT BUBNS, "M an Was Made to Mourn" Therefore I command thee,...
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The Poems of Robert Burns: The Poet of Religion, Democracy, Brotherhood and Love

Robert Burns - 1920 - 272 pages
...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...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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What We Want and why

Ethel Snowden - Labor - 1922 - 263 pages
...Locomotive Engineers and Firemen ' If I'm yon haughty 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 ? ' THIS stanza from the dirge of Burns's Man was made to Mourn, which...
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The Caledonian, Volume 3

1903
...wife And helpless offspring mourn. " 'If I'm design'd 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?' "The effect of such poetry...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Volume 1

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1925 - 1100 pages
...And helpless offspring mourn. " If I 'm designed yon lordliug'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 or scorn 1 Or why has man the will and power To make his fellow mouru ? "...
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Realism in Literature and Art

Clarence Darrow - Realism in art - 1899 - 64 pages
...If I'm design'd yon lordlinp's slave, By Nature's law deaigu'd ; Why was an independent wish K'er planted in my mind? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty, or KCOITI? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn? ' Preachers and authors and...
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