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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 Manual of English Literature, Historical and Critical

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 Tho 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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Parnassus

Ralph Waldo Emerson - American poetry - 1874 - 534 pages
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that. For a' that, and a' that: Our toils obM'nre, and a' that, The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hodden gray, and a' that; (lie fools their silks, and...
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Theology in the English Poets: Cowper, Coleridge, Wordsworth and Burns

Stopford Augustus Brooke - English poetry - 1874 - 339 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. Being thus himself poor, " following his plough along the mountain side," and having in him,...
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GLEANINGS FOR THE CURIOUS FROM THE HARVEST-FIELDS OF LITERATURE

1875
...ROCHEFOUCAULD : Max. 285. 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. — BURNS. I weigh the man, not his title, -'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better...
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The Worthies of Cumberland ...: George Graham, Abraham Fletcher, William ...

Henry Lonsdale - Cumberland (England) - 1875
...Magnetic Horizontal Needle to the westward. April 21, 1748. ABRAHAM FLETCHER, TOBACCO-PIPE MAKER. " The rank is but the guinea stamp. The man's the gowd for a' that."—BURNS. fHE rivers and streams of Cumberland are acknowledged to possess a picturesque celebrity...
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Theology in the English Poets: Cowper--Coleridge--Wordsworth and Burns

Stopford Augustus Brooke - Literary Criticism - 1875 - 339 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. Being thus himself poor, " following his plough along the mountain side," and having in him,...
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Destiny: And Other Poems

George Bruce - St. Andrews (Scotland) - 1876 - 514 pages
...As for birth, all men are descended from Adam and Eve." — .Sir W. Scott, in " Quentin Durward." " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." — Burn*. TT^UPHEME, come unto my Muse -1— ^ And aid her right a theme to choose, Nor let...
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Wine and walnuts

Literary curiosities - 1876
...still a cloudy day." "A MAN'S A MAN FOR A' THAT." Moore has noticed that Burns' famous lines, — " The rank is but the guinea stamp, «,. The man's the gowd for a' that," may possibly have been suggested by the following passage in Wycherley's play of "The Plain...
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A Manual of English Literature historical and critical

Thomas Arnold - 1876
...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 thUt wonderful gallery of portraits, the prologue to the " Canterbury Tales,...
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The dramatic works of Molière, rendered into Engl. by H. van Laun with a ...

Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière - 1876
...to be like them ; and the lustre which their actions reflect upon us, demands 2* Burns also says " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." that we should do them like honour, follow in their footsteps, and not degenerate from their...
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