Your poor narrow foot-path of a street, Where twa wheel-barrows tremble when they meet.
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Source: The Brigs of Ayr
Contributed by: Zaady
For thus the royal mandate ran, When first the human race began, "The social, friendly honest man, Whate'er he be, Tis he fulfils great Nature's plan, And none but he!"
Source: Second Epistle to John Lapraik
Learn taciturnity and let that be your motto!
Suspense is worst than disappointment.
There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.
His locked, lettered, braw brass collar Showed him the gentleman and scholar.
Source: The Twa Dogs.
A Gentleman who held the patent for his honours immediately from Almighty God.
Source: Elegy on Capt. Matthew Henderson
If there's another world, he lives in bliss; If there is non, he made the best of this.
Source: On a Friend, Epitaph on Wm. Muir
The poor inhabitant below Was quick to learn and wise to know And keenly felt the friendly glow And softer flame; But thoughtless follies laid him low, And stain'd his name!
Source: A Bard's Epitaph
To make a happy fire-side clime To weans and wife, That's the true pathos and sublime Of human life.
Source: Epistle to Dr. Blacklock
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