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" Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nae man can tether time or tide; The hour approaches Tarn maun ride — That hour o... "
Christ in the Centuries, and Other Sermons - Sivu 140
tekijä(t) Andrew Martin Fairbairn - 1893 - 223 sivua
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Treatise on Elocution, Exercises in ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - 1863 - 600 sivua
...name, Robs me of that which not enriches him, And makes me poor indeed. IV. PLE ASCRE. — BURNS.* Bur pleasures are like poppies spread, — You seize the flower — its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-fails in the river, — A moment white — then lost forever ; Or like the borealis race, That...

Family walking sticks; or, Prose portraits of my relations [ed. by M. Mogridge].

George Mogridge - 1864
...gathered them, and they had disappeared. True it is, indeed, that delays are dangerous ! • " Our pleasures are like poppies spread ; You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls on the river, A moment white — then gone for ever." I have a very pleasant remembrance...

Locations of Literary Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American ...

Alex Davis, Davis Alex, Lee M. Jenkins - 2000 - 296 sivua
...o' Shanter' modulates into grandly resourced English-language moralising in a set of variations: But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white - then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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You're Going to Do What?: The Memoir of Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

W. Gifford-Jones, Ken Walker - 2000 - 267 sivua
...tether time or tide." And at the very end, my father offered this verse: "Our lives can compare with poppies spread, / You seize the flower, its bloom is shed, / Or like the snowfall in the river, / A moment white then gone forever, / Or like the borealis rays, / That flit...
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Man Meets Dog

Konrad Lorenz - 2002 - 200 sivua
...actually, I suppose I do. In human life all pleasures must be paid for by sorrow, for, as Burns says, Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river A moment white — then melts for ever; and fundamentally I consider the man...
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The Gospel of Matthew

William Barclay - 1968
...chances and the changes of this life. Robert Burns wrote in 'Tarn o' Shanter' of the fleeting things: But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white - then melts for ever. Anyone whose happiness depends on things...
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Ohio Volunteer: The Childhood & Civil War Memoirs of Captain John Calvin ...

John Calvin Hartzell - 2005 - 250 sivua
...forcibly than words that the balance in the clearing house was heavy against me, and I soon realized that "Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white, then melts forever." 1 And another old truth was borne in upon...
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The Pleasure of Poetry: Reading and Enjoying British Poetry from Donne to Burns

Nicolas H. Nelson - 2006 - 267 sivua
...word of caution: Kings may be blest, but Tam was glorious, O'er a' the ills of life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race, That flit...
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Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William ...

Glenn W. LaFantasie - 2006 - 456 sivua
...flooded his emotions, Gates called to mind some lines written by his favorite poet, Robert Burns: "But pleasures are like poppies spread, you seize the flower, its bloom is shed." 11 On June 5, Hood's men—including Gates and the i5th Alabama— watched from atop a railroad embankment...
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Shirley

Charlotte Bronte - 2006 - 396 sivua
...burst fitful from morsels of coal among the red cinders: the group were happy enough, but'Pleasures are like poppies spread; You seize the flower - its bloom is shed.' The dull, rumbling sound of wheels was heard on the pavement in the yard. 'It is the carriage returned,'...
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