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" 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 ; Here pause— and, through the starting tear, Survey this grave. The poor inhabitant below Was quick to learn, and wise... "
The poetical works of Robert Burns - Page xvii
by Robert Burns - 1814 - 264 pages
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The centennial birth-day of Robert Burns: as celebrated by the ... Burns ...

Burns Club of the City of New York - 1860 - 136 pages
...may infer from the lines suggesting a Poet's epitaph, in which he says: " The poor inhabitant beloiv Was quick to learn, and wise to know, And keenly felt...softer flame; But thoughtless follies laid him low, And stained his name." We follow, with profound interest, the career of this earnest, ambitious, proud...
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Backgrounds of Book Reviewing

Herbert Samuel Mallory - Book reviewing - 1923 - 533 pages
...solely on the weight and force of that which with entire fidelity it utters, Burns could show him. The poor inhabitant below Was quick to learn and wise...softer flame; But thoughtless follies laid him low And stain'd his name. Every one will be conscious of a likeness here to Wordsworth; and if Wordsworth did...
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Some Authors: A Collection of Literary Essays 1896-1916

Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh - English literature - 1923 - 332 pages
...How much unlike ! Your hearts are just a standing pool, Your lives, a dyke ! And again, on himself, The poor inhabitant below Was quick to learn and wise...flame ; But thoughtless follies laid him low, And stain'd his name ! The poet who wrote these verses knew the delight of riding on the crest of the wave,...
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Annual Burns Chronicle and Club Directory, Issues 5-6

1896
...course to steer, Yet runs, himself, life's mad career, Wild as the wave ? Here pause — and thro' the starting tear, Survey this grave. The poor inhabitant...softer flame ; But thoughtless follies laid him low And stain'd his name. Reader, attend — whether thy soul Soars fancy's flights beyond the pole, Or darkling...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 142

1879
...solely on the weight and force of :hat which with entire fidelity it utters, Burns could show him. The poor inhabitant below Was quick to learn and wise...softer flame ; But thoughtless follies laid him low And stain'd his name. Every one will be conscious of a likeness here to Wordsworth ; and if Wordsworth...
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New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal, Volume 55

1903
...••••• 1$ there a man whose judgment clear, Can others teach the course to steer, Yet runs himself life's mad career Wild as the wave; Here pause...flame ; But thoughtless follies laid him low, And stained his name! Reader, attend — whether thy soul Soars fancy's flights beyond the pole, Or darkling...
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English Literature and Irish Politics

Matthew Arnold - Literary Criticism - 1973 - 486 pages
...solely on the weight and force of that which with entire fidelity it utters, Burns could show him. 15 "The poor inhabitant below Was quick to learn and...softer flame; But thoughtless follies laid him low 10 And stain'd his name.' Every one will be conscious of a likeness here to Wordsworth; and if Wordsworth...
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At Sea With the Scientifics: The Challenger Letters of Joseph Matkin

Joseph Matkin - Science - 1992 - 415 pages
...to the deceased. "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? Here pause—...this grave. The poor inhabitant below Was quick to lear and wise to know And keenly felt the friendship glow And softer flame: But thoughtless follies...
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Robert Burns: The Critical Heritage

Donald A. Low - Reference - 1995 - 447 pages
...own, in prostration of spirit, that the light which led him astray was not always light from Heaven. The poor inhabitant below, Was quick to learn and...softer flame; But thoughtless follies laid him low And stained his name. Having thus settled with Wordsworth, turn we to the Rev. Hamilton Paul.* There is...
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