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ROBERT BURNS
Scottish poet
(1759 - 1796)
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A few seem favourites of fate,
  In pleasure's lap caress'd;
    Yet, think not all the rich and great
      Are likewise truly blest.
      - [Fate]

A mind that is conscious of its integrity scorns to say more than it means to perform.
      - [Promises]

And last, the crown of a' my grief.
      - [Proverbs]

Be Britain still to Britain true,
  Amang oursels united;
    For never but by British hands,
      Maun British wrangs be righted.
      - [England]

Breathes there a man, whose judgment clear
  Can others teach their course to steer,
    Yet run himself life's mad career
      Wild as the wave?
      - [Proverbs]

But facts are chiels that winna ding,
  An downa be disputed.
      - [Facts]

But human bodies are sic fools,
  For a' their colleges and schools,
    That when use real ills perplex them,
      They make enow themselves to vex them.
      - [Care]

But pleasures are like poppies spread:
  You seize the flower,--its bloom is shed.
      - [Proverbs]

Care, mad to see a man sae happy,
  E'en drouned himsel amang the nappy.
      - [Proverbs]

Cock up your beaver.
      - [Proverbs]

Dearly bought the hidden treasure finer feelings can bestow.
      - [Sensibility]

Even every ray of hope destroyed and not a wish to gild the gloom.
      - [Despair]

Firmness, both in sufferance and exertion, is a character which I would wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and the cowardly, feeble resolve.
      - [Decision]

For gold the merchant ploughs the main,
  The farmer ploughs the manor.
      - [Gold]

From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs.
      - [Scotland]

Gather gear by ev'ry wile
  That's justified by honor;
    Not for to hide it in a hedge,
      Nor for a train attendant;
        But for the glorious privilege
          Of being independent.
      - [Independence]

Great for good, or great for evil.
      - [Frailty]

He wales a portion with judicious care;
  And "Let us worship Goat" he says, with solemn air.
      - [Worship]

Her prentice han' she tried on man,
  And then she made the lasses O!
      - [Proverbs]

I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint, and the cowardly feeble resolve.
      - [Complaining]

I'ld charm her with the magic of a switch.
      - [Proverbs]

In this bad, twisted, topsy-turvy world,
  Where all the heaviest wrongs get uppermost.(Browning, E.B.} The wide world is all before us--
    But a world without a friend.
      - [Work]

Is there a man whose judgment clear
  Can others teach the course to steer,
    Yet runs himself life's mad career,
      Wild as the wave?
      - [Proverbs]

It's hardly in a body's power
  To keep at times, frae being sour,
    To see how things are shar'd;
      How best o' chiels are whyles in want,
        While coofs on countless thousands rant,
          And ken na how to wear't.
      - [Discontent]

It's no' in books, it's no' in lear,
  To make us truly blest;
    If happiness has not her seat
      And center in the breast,
        We may be wise, or rich, or great,
          But never can be blest.
      - [Happiness]


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