Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Though they may gang a kennin' wrang, To step aside is human.
The golden hours on angel wingsFlew o'er me and my dearie,For dear to me as light and lifeWas my sweet Highland Mary.
Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie, O, what a panic's in thy breastie!
My love is like a red, red rose That's newly sprung in June: My love is like the melody That's sweetly played in tune. How fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in love am I; And I will love thee still, my dear, Till all the seas gang dry. Till all the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wit
Now Simmer blinks on flowery braes, And o'er the chrystal streamlets plays; Come let us spend the lightsome days In the birks of Aberfeldy.
Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom's root.
If Heaven a draught of heavenly pleasure spare,One cordial in this melancholy vale,'T is when a youthful, loving, modest pairIn other's arms breathe out the tender tale
Farewell, my friends! farewell, my foes! My peace with these, my love with those. The bursting tears my heart declare; Farewell, the bonnie banks of Ayr.
Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as others see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion
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?
Go fetch to me a pint o' wine, An' fill it in a silver tassie.
My Son, these maxims make a rule An lump them ay thegither: The Rigid Righteous is a fool, The Rigid Wise anither.
Anticipation forward points the view.
To step aside is human.
But to see her was to love her, Love but her, and love forever.
Apropos, is not the Scotch phrase 'Auld Lang Syne' exceedingly expressive? I shall give you the verses on the other sheet. The words of 'Auld Lang Syne' are good, but the music is an old air, the rudiments of the modern tune of that name. ... Dare to be honest and fear no labor. ... Opera is where a
Now a' is done that men can do, And a' is done in vain.
The rank is but the guinea's stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that.
The snowdrop and primrose our woodlands adorn, and violets bathe in the wet o' the morn. Robert Burn
And O! be sure to fear the Lord alway, And mind your duty, duly, morn and night; Lest in temptation's path ye gang astray, Implore His counsel and assisting might: They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright.
Learn taciturnity and let that be your motto!
The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
Public opinion would have gone against us had we continued.
Gin a body meet a body Coming thro' the rye, Gin a body kiss a bodyâ€” Need a body cry?
On Earth, Discord! A gloomy Heaven above, opening her jealous gates to the nineteen thousandth part of the tithe of mankind! And below, an inescapable & inexorable Hell, expanding its leviathan jaws for the vast residue of Mortals!
Oh would some power the gift give us,to see ourselves as others see us!
What signifies the life o' man, An' 'twere na for the lasses O
Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills o' life victorious.
Suspense is worse than disappointment. Robert B
O Scotia! my dear, my native soil!For whom my warmest wish to Heaven is sent