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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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English and Scottish Sketches

Oliver Prescott Hiller - England - 1857 - 352 pages
...of Burns long ago saw through this thin veil of nobility, and declared, in his pithy manner, that " The rank is but the guinea stamp— The man's the gowd for a' that." This is true enough; and the verse is quite applicable, where there is gold as well as stamp,...
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The works of professor Wilson, ed. by prof. Ferrier, Volume 7

John Wilson - 1857
...his friends, or even his acquaintances, how could he have borne to read Ha 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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Essays critical and imaginative

John Wilson - 1857
...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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The Speeches and Public Letters of the Hon. Joseph Howe, Volume 2

Joseph Howe - Nova Scotia - 1858
...his impress on the mind of Scotland, whose name, among us all, has become a household word : — " The rank is but the guinea stamp — The man's the gowd for a' that." Who that has heard him this evening, or has marked his course in these Provinces, would fear...
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Historical and Literary Celebrities: Being Biographical Sketches Selected ...

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Biography - 1859 - 576 pages
...verses : ' The rank ' — that is, the condition, external and adventitious, whether high or low — ' 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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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 60

1859
...which lias the strongest interest for his mind — that to him, as to a later poet and another age, The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. If Milton had written his contemplated drama — unless perchance in that season of his ' sweet...
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Country Life: A Handbook of Agriculture, Horticulture, and Landscape Gardening

Robert Morris Copeland - Agriculture - 1859 - 814 pages
...only test of rural improvements or the sole inducement to agricultural labors. Burns has said: — " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that," and it needs very little reflection to see that in those two lines the history of the world...
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Chronicle of the Hundredth Birthday of Robert Burns

James Ballantine - 1859 - 605 pages
...will at once show that he is well aware of the truth, by answering us in the language of Burns, that " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a1 that." This is but one instance of a thousand which may be cited of the ingrafted hold which the...
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Gleanings from the Harvest Fields of Literature: A Melange of Excerpta ...

Charles Carroll Bombaugh - Literature - 1860 - 527 pages
...ROCHEFOUCAULD : MOJC. 285. The king ean 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. — B truss. I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp ean make the metal better...
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Poems and sketches

Alexander Wallace - 1862 - 213 pages
...the rough bye- ways of labour with the flowers of song, and, better still, who have shown us that " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." We cannot close this sketch with more appropriate words than those of our own country's peasant...
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