Sketches of foeign novelists [tr. and abridged] by G. Gordon

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Página 163 - Turn thy wild wheel thro' sunshine, storm, and cloud; Thy wheel and thee we neither love nor hate. 'Turn, Fortune, turn thy wheel with smile or frown; With that wild wheel we go not up or down; Our hoard is little, but our hearts are great. ' Smile and we smile, the lords of many lands; Frown and we smile, the lords of our own hands; For man is man and master of his fate. ' Turn, turn thy wheel above the staring crowd ; Thy wheel and thou are shadows in the cloud; Thy wheel and thee we neither love...
Página 105 - Our toils obscure, and a' that, The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hodden-gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a man for a' that ; For a
Página 105 - Guid faith he mauna fa' that! For a' that, an' a' that, Their dignities, an' a' that, The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth, Are higher rank than a' that. Then let us pray that come it may, As come it will for a' that; That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, an' a
Página 105 - For a' that, and a' that, Their dignities, and a' that, The pith o' sense and pride o' worth Are higher rank than a' that. Then let us pray that come it may — As come it will for a' that — That sense and worth, o'er a' the earth, May bear the gree, and a' that ; For a
Página 1 - ... Knyghte, With his hauberke shynynge brighte, And his gallant heart was lyghte, Free and gaye : As I laye a-thynkynge, he rode upon his waye. As I laye a-thynkynge...
Página 105 - We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that; The rank is but the guinea stamp; The Man's the gowd for a' that! What tho' on hamely fare we dine, Wear hodden grey, and a' that? Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine, A man's a Man for a
Página 315 - To the old, long life and treasure, To the young, all health and pleasure; To the fair, their face With eternal grace, And the soul to be loved at leisure. To the witty, all clear mirrors, To the foolish their dark errors; To the loving sprite A secure delight; To the jealous his own false terrors.
Página 1 - Knyghte lay slayne, And a steed with broken rein Ran free. As I laye a-thynkynge, most pitiful to see. As I laye a-thynkynge, a-thynkynge, a-thynkynge, Merrie sang the Birde as she sat upon the boughe ; A lovely Mayde came bye, And a gentil youth...

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