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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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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: A midsommer night's dreame. 1895

William Shakespeare - 1895
...dread ' laugh ' ; m the sturdy self-assertion of Burns, the honest faith of the peasant bard, that 'The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that!' In Ben Jonson it gave character to the whole man. Goldsmith and Chatterton Hogg and Hugh Miller,...
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The Best of All Good Company

Blanchard Jerrold - Novelists, English - 1872 - 472 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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Ralph the heir. With illustr. by F.A. Fraser

Anthony Trollope - 1871
...conventionalities. He had ridiculed degrees. He had laughed at the rank and standing of a barrister. " The rank is but the guinea stamp — the man's the gowd for a' that." How often had he declared to himself and others that that should be his motto through life....
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Garnston; or, A life's discipline

Anne Mercier - 1872
...interests. CHAPTER XXI. "ALAS! POOR GHOST." " 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." — BURNS. |HE means was this, — " Miss Field," said he, one evening, •' you have not been...
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My first book, named otherwise: Lispings, yearnings and mutterings

Levi Belcher - 1873 - 142 pages
...simple faith than Norman blood.—Tennyson. 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, * * For a' that, and a' that, Their tinsel show, aud a' that, The honest man, though e'er...
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the best of all good company

blanchard jerrold - 1873
...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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A Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical: With an Appendix on ...

Thomas Arnold - English literature - 1873 - 567 pages
...qualities, — by what they were rather than by what they were called. He felt, as Burns did, that The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. And, accordingly, in that wonderful gallery of portraits, the prologue to the Canterbury Tales,...
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The Star reciter; a collection of prose and poetical gems, selected and ...

Star reciter - 1873
...pass him by, And 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 tho' on hamely fare wo dine, Wear hodden grey, and a' that ; Gie fools their silks, and...
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The cricket-field. By J. Pycroft

James Pycroft - 1873
...contest 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 lies within the reach of average powers. It is no monopoly for a gifted few, nor is...
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Charles Dickens, the story of his life, by the author of 'The life of ...

John Camden Hotten - 1873
...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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