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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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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1831 - 320 pages
...bitterly, nor more loftily expressed, than in some of those stanzas. "See yonder poor, o'erlabor'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother of the earth To givc him leave to toil. If I'm dcsijrn'd yon lordling^'s slave — By Nature's laws dcsign'd — Why...
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An Address to the Landlords of Ireland: On Subjects Connected with the ...

Martin Doyle - 1831 - 164 pages
...decency demand. All the poor man asks is, humane attention to his condition, and leave to work ; " He begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil." I trust there is yet too much good feeling amongst the generality of landlords, to submit to the imputation...
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An Essay on Elocution: Designed for the Use of Schools and Private Learners

Samuel Kirkham - 1834 - 341 pages
...smiles of love adorn' — Man's inhumanity to man', Makes countless thousands mourn'. See yonder p&6r', o'erlaboured wight', So abject', mean', and vile',...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...
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Hampden in the Nineteenth Century: Or, Colloquies on the Errors ..., Volume 2

John Minter Morgan - 1834
...will permit, we will proceed on our journey. VOL. II. CHAPTER VIII. " 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, though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn." — BURNS....
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Including Several Pieces Not ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1834
...adorn, Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn. VIII. 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. IX. If I'm design'd...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 2

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1834 - 394 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, though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mouru. If I'm design'd...
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The Horticultural Register, Volume 3

1834
...is indeed a hard case when by misgovcrnment, and mismanagement one fellow being is obliged to "Beg a brother of the earth, "To give him leave to toil!" and yet his petition is rejected. It is for this reason we could wish to see the petitioners on a more...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1835 - 260 pages
...thousands mourn . VIIL See yonder poor, o'erlahour'd wight, So ahject, mean, and vile, Who hegs a hrother of the earth To give him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fettoto-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful tho' a weeping wife AnJ helpless offspring mourn. IX....
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Gleanings, or A series of tales, principally from the best modern writers ...

J H Hedley - 1836
...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, though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. If I'm to be...
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The Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Life

Robert Burns, John Gibson Lockhart - 1837 - 425 pages
...bitterly, nor more loftily expressed, than in some of those •tencas :— " 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. If...
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