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" That hangs his head, and a' that ? The coward-slave, we pass him by, 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 "
The Genius and Character of Burns - Page 189
by John Wilson - 1845 - 222 pages
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 56

England - 1844
...dignity of the human soul, because he has never forgotten that amidst all the distinctions of time, " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." Because he has regarded himself as the high-priest of Nature, and the world which we inhabit...
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The Cambridge Book of Poetry and Song: Selected from English and American ...

Charlotte Fiske Bates Rogé - American poetry - 1832 - 882 pages
...pass him by, 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-gray, and a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves...
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England and the English

Edward George E.L. Bulwer- Lytton (1st baron.) - 1834
...you can counteract by a new moral standard of opinion — once accustom yourselves to think that " Rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that ;" once learn to detach respectability from acres and rent-rolls — once learn indifference for...
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The Parterre of fiction, poetry, history [&c.]., Volume 3

1835
...his ain gude will droppit the title o' Sir ; because, said he, chantin a staff o' rantin' Robbie, ' The rank is but the guinea stamp. The man's the gowd for a' that.' He was the anely son o' his father Sir Rob Max'ell, and received the last breath o' his father...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that! For a' that, and a' that, Our toil's obscure and a' that, The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that; Gie fools their silks, and...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Falconer ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1838 - 732 pages
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! Fot »' that, and a' that, Our toil's obscure and a' that, eek as I fretted wi' care, I gaed to the tryste that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and...
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Hand-book for Emigrants, and Others: Being a History of New Zealand, Its ...

John E. Bright - Australia - 1841 - 212 pages
...displays as much sense in his shark'stooth ear-ring, as our fairest beauty with her golden drops— " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." A Judge, Attorney and Solicitor Generals, and other officers, are gone from England; the Bishop...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Writings of Sir Edward Lytton, Volume 1

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - Great Britain - 1841
...even Burns himself — who forced us more intimately to acknowledge, or more deeply to feel, that " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd, for a' that." And is this being, to whom intellect taught philanthropy, to be judged by ordinary rules? —...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56

England - 1844
...dignity of the human soul, because he has never forgotten that amidst all the distinctions of time, " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." Because he has regarded himself as the high-priest of Nature, and the world which we inhabit...
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The West of Scotland Magazine and Review, Volume 1, Issue 1

English literature - 1844
...was not from the inspiration of thy time-serving muse that he enunciated the noble exclamation — " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gow'd for a' that. It is somewhat strange that our two principal Scottish dramas should inculcate the same doctrine....
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