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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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Pen and Pencil, Volume 1

1853
...his 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 British Messenger: A Monthly Journal Devoted to the ..., Volumes 1-5

Christianity - 1879
...away from England tomorrow, the essential differences among men would appear even more strongly. < " The rank is but the guinea stamp, * The man's the gowd for a' that." If, in the morning, we were all put on the level of "When Adam delved and Eve span;" by evening,...
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The Cricket Field; Or, The History and the Science of the Game of Cricket

James Pycroft - Cricket - 1854 - 267 pages
...the palm of manly prowess with his humblest tenantry, so far acknowledging with Robert Burns, — " The rank is but the guinea stamp. The man's the gowd for a' that." Cricket forms no debasing habits : unlike the bull-fights of Spain, and the earlier sports of...
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The cricket field: or, The history and the science of cricket, by the author ...

James Pycroft - Cricket - 1854 - 267 pages
...the palm of manly prowess with his humblest tenantry, so far acknowledging with Robert Burns, — " The rank is but the guinea stamp. The man's the gowd for a' that." Cricket forms no debasing habits : unlike the bull-fights of Spain, and the earlier sports of...
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The Genius, and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1854 - 222 pages
...his friends, or even his acquaintances, how could he have borne to read his own two bold lines— " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that?" Besides, we know from Burns's poetry what was then the character of the people of Scotland,...
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History of Europe from the Fall of Napoleon in 1815 to the Accession of ...

Archibald Alison - Europe - 1854
...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 Genius, and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1854 - 222 pages
...his friends, or even his acquaintances, how could he have borne to read his own two bold lines — " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that ? " Besides, we know from Burns's poetry what was then the character of the people of Scotland,...
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A Complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations: Comprising the Most Excellent ...

Sarah Josepha Buell Hale - Quotations, English - 1855 - 570 pages
...oblivion sunk Vain titles lie, the servile badges oft Of mean submission, not the meed of worth. Thomson The rank is but the guinea stamp, . The man's the gowd, for a' that. Burnt. Our God has said That He will reign on earth ! and it is here His empire will begin ;...
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Wisconsin Journal of Education, Volume 30

Education - 1900
...Pope. 10. " 'Tis education forms the common mind; Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined." 11. "The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. — Burns. 12. "Some true, some light, but every one of them Stamped with the image of the King."...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1857
...without rank, and estimating a man's happiness — which is something more tbanhi> respectability — by the amount of his income, or according to the calling...rank is but the guinea stamp, the man's the gowd for ;i• that," are all very fine in verse, but have no place in the prose of life — no application...
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