His locked, lettered, braw brass collar, Shewed him the gentleman and scholar. Robert B
But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, it's bloom is shed; Or, like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts forever.
John Barleycorn was a hero bold, Of noble enterprise, For if you do but taste his blood, 'Twill make your courage rise, Twill make a man forget his wo; 'Twill heighten all his joy.
I pick my favourite quotations and store them in my mind as ready armour, offensive or defensive, amid the struggle of this turbulent existence.
A prince can mak a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that; But an honest man's aboon his might: Guid faith, he maunna fa' that.
But of all Nonsense, Religious Nonsense is the most nonsensical; so enough, & more than enough of it - Only, by the bye, will you, or can you tell me, my dear Cunningham, why a religioso turn of mind has always a tendency to narrow and illiberalise the heart?
Ye Hypocrites, are these your pranks To murder men and gie God thanks Desist for shame, proceed no further God won't accept your thanks for murder.
They never sought in vain that sought the Lord alright!
Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire,That's a' the learning I desire.
Great for good, or great for evil.
Suspense is worse than disappointment. Robert B
The wisest man the warl' e'er saw,He dearly loved the lasses, O.
When chill November's surly blast make fields and forest bare.
Why has a religious turn of mind always a tendency to narrow and harden the heart?
Suspense is worst than disappointment.
Now a' is done that men can do, And a' is done in vain.
Hope springs exulting on triumphant wing.
Once upon a Lammas NightWhen corn rigs are bonny,Beneath the Moon's unclouded light, I held awhile to Annie...The time went by with careless heedBetween the late and early,With small persuasion she agreedTo see me through the barley...Corn rigs and barley rigs,Corn rigs are bonny!I'll not forget tha
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to min?
Be Briton still to Britain true,Among oursel's united;For never but by British handsMaun British wrangs be righted.
By Oppression's woes and pains! By your sons in servile chains! We will drain our dearest veins, But they shall be free! Lay the proud usurpers low! Tyrants fall in every foe! Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die!
Pharmaceutical projects are like fresh fruit - they depreciate if they are not tended to, and they do poorly if sitting on the shelf with long periods of inactivity.
Gin a body meet a body Coming thro' the rye, Gin a body kiss a bodyâ€” Need a body cry?
A women can make an average man great, and a great man average.
My dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to Heav'n is sent, Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content!
Nursing her wrath to keep it warm.--Robert Burns
Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise.
What signifies the life o' man, An' 'twere na for the lasses O
Nae man can tether time or tide.
For thus the royal mandate ran, When first the human race began, "The social, friendly honest man, Whate'er he be, Tis he fulfils great Nature's plan, And none but he!"