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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 Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56

Scotland - 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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Chambers's Edinburgh Journal

1844
...bend every way, and debases the stamp he bears.' Everybody will remember the passage in Burns — ' The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that.' It is most unlikely that Burns ever read Wycherley. Still, it is possible; and we therefore...
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The Collegian's Guide: Or, Recollections of College Days. Setting Forth the ...

James Pycroft - Universities and colleges - 1845 - 356 pages
...true heart under a threadbare waistcoat,' and quote honest Burns: — c 5 ' A man's a man for a' that. The rank is but the guinea stamp ; The man's the gowd for a' that.' " " What do you say of the society of the two universities ? I think with C&rbett about being...
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Voices of the True-hearted

American literature - 1846 - 288 pages
...pass him by, And dare be poor for a' that. For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, an' a' that ; The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd, for a' that. What though on namely fare we dine, Wear hodden grey, and a' that ? Gie fools their silk, and...
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Chambers's Papers for the People

1850
...verses : ' The rank ' — that is, the condition, external and adventitious, whether high or low — e The rank is but the guinea stamp: The MAN'S the gowd for a' that ! ' We have now come to the end of that portion of Elliott's life on which some light is thrown...
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Miscellaneous Essays: Reprinted from the English Originals, with the Author ...

Sir Archibald Alison - 1850
...dignity of a 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 highpriest of nature, and the world which we inhabit...
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Moral Reflections, Sentences and Maxims of Francis, Duc de la Rochefoucauld

François duc de La Rochefoucauld - Maxims - 1851 - 189 pages
...Burns' well-known lines : — " The king can make a belted knight, A marquis, duke, and a' that, * * * * The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." In the life of Dr. South, published by Curll in 1717, and prefixed to the Oxford edition of...
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History of Europe: From the Fall of Napoleon, in 1815, to the ..., Volume 1

Archibald Alison - Europe - 1852
...mind : he was the poet of chivalry, but, not less than the bard of nature, he never forgot that — " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that" No man ever threw a more charming radiance over the traditions of ancient times, but none ever...
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The Ladies' Repository, Volume 20

Universalism - 1852
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a' that, and a' that ; Our toil obscure, and a* that, The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that.' " 440 THE LADIES' EXPOSITORY. lowledge, and le man should rited Philip to sit with him. y sit...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

John Aikin - English poetry - 1852
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that ! For a' that, and a' that, Our toil's obscure and a' that, that. What though on namely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and...
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