Robert Burns Quotes

See Social-life and Glee sit down, All joyous and unthinking, Till, quite transmugrified, they're grown Debauchery and Drinking:
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous (l. 33-36). . . Burns; Complete Poems and Songs. James Kinsley, ed. (1969) Oxford University Press.
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O ye wha are sae guid yoursel, Sae pious and sae holy, Ye've nought to do but mark and tell Your neebour's fauts and folly!
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous (l. 1-4). . . Burns; Complete Poems and Songs. James Kinsley, ed. (1969) Oxford University Press.
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Who made the heart, 'tis He alone Decidedly can try us,
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous (l. 57-58). . . Burns; Complete Poems and Songs. James Kinsley, ed. (1969) Oxford University Press.
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Then gently scan your brother Man, Still gentler sister Woman; Though they may gang a kennin wrang, To step aside is human:
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous (l. 49-52). . . Burns; Complete Poems and Songs. James Kinsley, ed. (1969) Oxford University Press.
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Think, when your castigated pulse Gies now and then a wallop, What ragings must his veins convulse, That still eternal gallop:
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous (l. 25-28). . . Burns; Complete Poems and Songs. James Kinsley, ed. (1969) Oxford University Press.
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What's done we partly may compute, But know not what's resisted.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Address to the Unco Guid, or the Rigidly Righteous (l. 63-64). . . Burns; Complete Poems and Songs. James Kinsley, ed. (1969) Oxford University Press.
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Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met—or never parted, We had ne'er been broken hearted.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Ae Fond Kiss (l. 13-16). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
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Ae fond kiss, and then we sever! Ae fareweel, alas, for ever!
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Ae Fond Kiss (l. 1-2). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
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But to see her, was to love her; Love but her, and love for ever.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Ae Fond Kiss (l. 11-12). . . New Oxford Book of Eighteenth Century Verse, The. Roger Lonsdale, ed. (1984) Oxford University Press.
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Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.
Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scottish poet. Poetical Works, vol. 1, ed. William Scott Douglas (1891). "Afton Water," st. 6, Johnson's Musical Museum, vol. 4 (1792). Closing lines.
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