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" O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point... "
The Saturday Magazine - Page 206
1841
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By Robert Burns. In Two Volumes. ...

Robert Burns - 1793
...pleafures are like poppies fpread, You feize the flower, its bloom is fhed ; Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white- then melts for ever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ei e you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanifhing amid the ftorm...
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A Journal During a Residence in France, from the Beginning of ..., Volume 2

John Moore - France - 1793 - 617 pages
...genuine poet beautifully obferves of pleafures, has • had the fate • • Of fnow that falls upon the river, A moment white — then melts for ever , Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place } Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanifhing aniid the ftorm*....
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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1794
...pleafures are like poppies fpread,, : You feize the flow'r, its bloom is Ihed ; * Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white then melts for ever; • Or like the borealis race, .. That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanifliing amid the...
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By Robert Burns. In Two Volumes. A ...

Robert Burns - 1798
...pleafures are like poppies fpread, You feize the flow'r, its bloom is fhed ; 0* Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white— —then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanifhing amid the ftorm....
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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1800
...pleafures are like poppies fpread, You feize the flow'r, its bloom is ftie.d ; Or Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white— —then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evaniming amid the ftorm....
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1800
...like poppies fpread, You feize the flow'r, its bloom is fhed ; Or Or like the fnow falls in the ri A moment white then melts for ever Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place j Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanifhing amid the ftorm....
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Tales of Wonder;, Volume 2

Matthew Gregory Lewis - Ballads, English - 1801
...pleasure : Kings may be bless'd, but Tarn was glorious, O'er a'5 the hills o' life victorious ! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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Tales of Wonder, Volume 2

Matthew Gregory Lewis - Ballads, English - 1801
...pleafures are like poppies fpread, You feize the flower, its bloom is fhed ; Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanifhing amid the ftorm....
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 1-2

Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1805
...wi' pleasure : Kings mny be blest, but Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. But pleasures are like poppies spread; ^ You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; 1 Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of ..., Volume 2

Sir Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1806
...pleasure : Kings may be blest, but Tarn was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious. "But pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower,...— then melts for ever ; Or like the borealis race, ., ,.: • That flit ere you can point their place;,-, ' . -, Or like the rainbow's lovely form, .Evanishing...
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