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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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The Dublin Review, Volume 9; Volume 61

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1867
...A marquis, duke, an' a that ; Eut an honest man's aboon his might, Gude faith, he canna fa' that : The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. Intelligence, labour, self-sacrifice, love of the public cause, alone command their respect,...
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Daemonologia Sacra: Or, a Treatise of Satan's Temptations. In Three Parts

Richard Gilpin - Demonology - 1867 - 480 pages
...parallels, it will be seen that Burns only put more tersely and memorably an old sentiment in his — ' The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that.' which is our Worthy, as after-dates will shew.i He might be born a week more or less previously,...
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Daemonologia Sacra: Or, A Treatise of Satan's Temptations

Richard Gilpin - Demonology - 1867 - 480 pages
...parallels, it will be seen that Burns only put more tersely and memorably an old sentiment in his — ' The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that.' 3 Xicolson and Burns's Cumberland and Westmoreland, vol. i., p. 26. which is our Worthy, as...
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Galveston, a sequel, to 'Amy Athelstone', by the author of 'Milly Clifford'.

Galveston - 1868 - 263 pages
...deems a gentleman any the worse for being poor. Do you recollect what Eobert Burns says, Amy — ' The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." What is the use of taking trouble about earthly rank. I fully know you are not exempt from the...
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The lost children; or, A night's adventure, Volume 231

H W. Nicholson - 1868
...to-morrow ; but I will first see your friend Jonas myself." CHAPTER XIII. AN ILLUSTRIOUS VISITOR. " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." BURNs. JHE same afternoon, a gentleman of goodly presence entered the blacksmith's shop at Wandsworth....
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Three Household Poets

John Tomlinson - English poetry - 1869 - 174 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," &c. Would that every poor but honest man was baptized with a similar spirit ! The distinctions...
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Smaller specimens of English literature, with notes. Ed. by W. Smith

sir William Smith - 1869
...pass him by, We dare bo 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 hoddin-grey,1 and a' that ; Gie folks their silks, and...
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Speeches, literary and social. With chapters on 'Charles Dickens as a letter ...

Charles Dickens - 1870 - 372 pages
...to keep steadily through life the motto, expressed in the burning words of your Northern poet — " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." And in following this track, where could I have better assurance that I was right, or where...
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Routledge's Christmas Annual for ...

Edmund Routledge - English fiction - 1867
...and is still, a source of much consolation to me in my troubles ; for I have never forgotten that " the rank is but the guinea stamp, the man's the gowd for a' that." Perseverance and thrift, and a fair groundwork of acquaintance with the technicalities of botanical...
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The Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 15

Law - 1871
...Advocate or Solicitor-General. The theory of the bar is, (God knows the practice is not the same)— " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." And in this view the whole bar, save those who are, or have been Lord Advocate or Solicitor-General,...
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