Poems of Robert Burns

Poems of Robert Burns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...in starvin', For my last fou, A heapit stimpart, I'll reserve ane Laid by for you. We've worn to crazy years thegither; We'll toyte about wi' ane anither; Wi' tentie care I'll flit thy tether To some hain'd rig, Whare ye may nobly rax your leather, Wi' sma fatigue. TO A MOUSE, ON TURNINQ UP HER NEST WITH THE PLOUGH, NOVEMBEE, 1785. WEE, sleekit, cowrin', tim'rous beastie, Oh, what a panic's in thy breastiol Thou needna start awa' sae hasty, Wi' bickering brattle! I wad be laith to riu and chase thee, Wi' murd'ring pattla I I'm truly sorry man's dominion Has broken Nature's social union, And justifies that ill opinion Which maks thee startle At me, thy poor earth-born companion, And fellow-mortal! I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thinve; What then I poor beastie, thou maun live! A daimen-icker in a thrave 'S a sma' request: I'll get a blessin' wi' the lave, And never miss't! Thy wee bit housie, too, iu ruin! Its silly wa's the win's are strewin' I And naething, now, to big a new ana, O' foggage green I And bleak December's winds ensnin', Baith snell and keen I Thou saw the fields laid bare and waste, And weary winter comin' fast, And cosie here, beneath the blast, Thou thought to dwell, Till, crash! the cruel coulter past Out through thy cell. That wee bit heap o' leaves and stibble Has cost thee mony a weary nibble! Now thou's turn'd out for a' thy trouble, But house or hauld, To thole the winter's sleety dribble, And cranreuch cauld! But, Mousie, thou art no thy lane, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes o' mice and men Gang alt a-gley, And lea'e us nought but grief and pain For promised joy. Still thou art blest, compared wi' me! The present only toucheth thee: But, och I I backward cast my e'e On prospects drear! And...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512154
  • 9781236512154