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" See yonder poor, o'erlabour'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. "
Chambers's Edinburgh Journal - Page 252
1848
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Poems, Songs, and Letters: Being [his] Complete Works

Robert Burns - 1914 - 636 pages
...love adorn, Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn ! See yonder poor, o'erlabour'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother...him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm design'd...
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CARLYLE'S ESSAY ON BURNS

WILLARD C. GORE - 1915
...love adorn, Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn 1 See yonder poor, o'erlabor'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother...him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, tho' a weeping wife And helpless off-spring mourn. If I'm design'd...
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"He Shall Speak Peace.": Love: the Path to Paradise--present: Eternal

1915 - 349 pages
...love adorn, Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn ! "See yonder poor, o'erlabored wight. So abject, mean, and vile. Who begs a brother...him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, 'though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. "If I'm designed...
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The Tobacco Worker, Volumes 20-21

E. Lewis Evans - 1916 - 470 pages
...is not a stranger. He is our neighbor. There is no poverty half as tragic as that of the workingman. "Who begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil." It won't do to preach to him. An empty stomach is stony ground for the seed of the Gospel. It won't...
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Land & Liberty: Monthly Journal for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade

1926
...creatures, with his so-called divine attributes of reason and moral sentiments, and he alone, has to beg a brother of the earth to give him leave to toil, and even that is denied him except under conditions of slavery. It follows, as day the night, that if such...
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The Poems of Robert Burns: The Poet of Religion, Democracy, Brotherhood and Love

Robert Burns - 1920 - 272 pages
...adorn — Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn! 'See yonder poor, o'er-labour'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother...him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. 'If I'm design'd...
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Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie: with illustrations

Andrew Carnegie - 1920 - 474 pages
...that my father, though neither "abject, mean, nor vile," as Burns has it, had nevertheless to "Beg a brother of the earth\ To give him leave to toil."/ And then and there came the resolve that I would cure that when I got to be a man. We were not, however,...
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The Caledonian, Volume 3

1903
...wrongs with a tender sympathy, he with a burning passion, as follows : " 'See yonder poor o'er labored wight, So abject, mean and vile, Who begs a brother...earth To give him leave to toil. And see his lordly fellow worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. "...
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Thirty-hour Work Week: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1933 - 641 pages
...the worker must sell himself. Burns' protest rings within one's ears. See yonder poor, o'erlabour'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother...earth, To give him leave to toil; And see his lordly fellow worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. But,...
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Improvement Era, Volume 3, Issue 1

1900 - 498 pages
...with true spiritual insight, gives forth its lamentation in this wise: See yonder poor, o'erlabor'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, . Who begs a brother...him leave to toil; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. My comments must...
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