From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad: Princes and lords are but the breath of kings, "An honest man 's the noblest work of God."
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Source: The Cotter's Saturday Night.
Contributed by: Zaady
Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Though they may gang a kennin' wrang, To step aside is human.
Source: Address to the Unco Guid, 1787
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
He turn'd him right and round about Upon the Irish shore, And gae his bridle reins a shake, With, "Adieu for evermore, my dear, And adieu for evermore."
Source: A' for our Rightfu' King.
The fear o' hell's a hangman's whip To haud the wretch in order; But where ye feel your honour grip, Let that aye be your border.
Source: Epistle to a Young Friend.
But the cheerful Spring came kindly on And show'rs began to fall: John Barleycorn got up again And sore surpris'd them all.
Source: John Barleycorn, st. 3.
Critics! Those cut-throat bandits in the paths of fame.
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