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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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Lord Lytton's Miscellaneous Works

Edward Bulwer Lytton Baron Lytton - 1876
...you can counteract by a new moral standard of opinion — once accustom yourselves to think that " Rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that; " once learn to detach respectability from acres and rent-rolls — once learn indifference for...
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A dictionary of poetical illustrations

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877
...oblivion sunk Vain titles lie, the servile badges oft Of mean submission, not the meed of worth. Thomson. . Shall folly labour hard to mend the bow, While Nature is r that. — Burns. 3358. TO-DAY. Crisis of THE crisis of man's destiny is now, a still recurring danger...
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The Westminster review [afterw.] The London and Westminster review [afterw ...

sir John Bowring - 1878
...country maiden in her flower Is worth a hundred coats of arms." and with the Scottish one, that, " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." Both Scott and Auerbach are set equally above all lesser forms of egotism and self-consciousness...
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A Poetry Book of Modern Poets: Consisting of Songs & Sonnets, Odes & Lyrics ...

Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards - English poetry - 1878 - 334 pages
...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 we dine, Wear hodden-grey, and a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves...
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One from the Ranks: A Life Story

Alexander Wallace - Diligence - 1878 - 144 pages
...with the class from which they had sprung. This is worthy of the days of ancient Roman glory : — " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." Without therefore going to the herald's office, or consulting the heraldic genealogies of England,...
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The Monks of Thelema

Sir Walter Besant, James Rice - 1878 - 426 pages
...you have found for me the girl I have been in search of. I thank you — for a wife." CHAPTER XIX. " The rank is but the guinea stamp The man's the gowd for a' that. LL is lost, my dear," cried Desdemona, when the fiSte __ was over, and the pair were sitting...
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Songs of My Leisure Hours

Martha Sophia Hobson Farrand - English poetry - 1879 - 231 pages
...Plant over my tomb some flow'ret to bloom, And remember ine — "diuna forget." Iv. pnd pate* fte pan. The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. BURNS. JOW I love that song of the Scottish bard! There's a true, clear riag in its tone —...
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Good Citizenship Through Story-tellling: A Textbook for Teachers, Social ...

Mildred P. Forbes - Citizenship - 1923 - 255 pages
...self-respecting gentleman with frank manners and firm convictions, who acts on the principle that— The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that. 1 The American sees in those words a portrait of himself, and forgets that portraits, if made...
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Revue Du Barreau Canadien, Volume 2

Bar associations - 1924
...the British, have built their governmental polity on the principles so happily expressed by Burns: " The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that" ? But the American people did not any more than the British spring full-panoplied in the robes...
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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - English Literature (selections: Extracts, Etc.) - 1925 - 1144 pages
...pass him by, We dare be poor for a' that I For a' that, and a' that, Our toils obscure, and a' that; r is yet His voice. Law is God, say some; no God at all, says that! What though on hamely fare we dine, Wear hodden-gray,- and a' that; J0 Gie fools their silks,...
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