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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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My Schools and Schoolmasters: Or, The Story of My Education

Hugh Miller - 1859 - 562 pages
...hour Of light no likeness was bequeathed— no name." CHAPTER XIX. " 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." — BDENS. WORK foiled me about the end of June 1828 ; and, acting on the...
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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 605 pages
...heard an " idle hand " reading that saddest of all Burns' poems : — " See yonder poor o'er-labonred 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." It is indeed...
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Chats on Writers and Books, Volume 1

John N. Crawford - 1903
...man's the gowd for a' that," and that a peasant was as good as a lord. 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. And so he worked...
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Journal of Social Science, Issues 41-43

1903
...indignant, of the dependence of the many in Scotland on the titled few. "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 children mourn. If I'm designed...
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English Authors: A Handbook of English Literature from Chaucer to Living Writers

Mildred Lewis Rutherford - 1906 - 750 pages
...inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn ! See yonder poor, o'crlabor'd wight, So abject, meau, 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....
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An Introduction to English Literature

Henry Spackman Pancoast - 1907 - 656 pages
...perhaps since Langland's Piers Plowman has the complaint of the poor found such articulate expression : "See yonder poor, o'erlaboured wight, So abject, mean,...him leave to toil; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful though a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn." When Burns...
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Selected Poems by William J. Grayson

William John Grayson - 1907 - 148 pages
...also assigned by Providence, and to perform it faithfully. PART SECOND 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. — BURNS. Where...
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My schools and schoolmasters; or, The story of my education

Hugh Miller - 1860 - 562 pages
...name." CHAPTER XIX. " See yonder poor o'er-lahour'd wight, So abject, mean, and rile. Who hega a hrother of the earth To give him leave to toil; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn." — Bc!1ra. WORK failed me about the end of June 1828 ; and, acting on the...
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Capital and Labor

William Shuler Harris - 1907 - 331 pages
...describes such a man: "See yonder, poor, o'erlabored wight, So abject, mean and vile, Who begs his 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."...
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Hell Before Death

William Shuler Harris - 1908 - 331 pages
...describes such a man: "See yonder, poor, o'erlabored wight, So abject, mean and vile, Who begs his 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."...
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