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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 Constitutional Review, Volume 8

Constitutional law - 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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Wheat Genealogy; a History of the Wheat Family in America: With a ..., Volume 1

Silas Carmi Wheat - 1903
...risen to a worthy station, rather than, being descended from an earl, they had become peasants ? ' ' The rank is but the guinea stamp ; The man's the gowd for a' that." — Burns. To receive the name Wheat before the isth century was no mean distinction. Wheat...
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Improvement Era, Volume 1, Issue 1

Mormons - 1897 - 1146 pages
...and intellect, and simultaneously his contempt for the aristocracy of birth and wealth deepened — "The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." In his estimation the "guinea stamp" of genius was more genuine, and the gold more pure, than...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...A ' That and A ' That 23 Is there for honest poverty That hings his head, and a' that? (1. 1 -2) 14 d the little boy Her childish favour singled: His cap pulled l that! (1. 7-8) 25 Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine — A man's a man for a' that! (1. 11—12)...
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These Sad But Glorious Days: Dispatches from Europe, 1846-1850

Margaret Fuller - Travel - 1991 - 338 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. What tho' on hamely fare we dine, Wear hoddin gray, and a' that; Gie fools their silks, and knaves...
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Margaret Fuller's New York Journalism: A Biographical Essay and Key Writings

Margaret Fuller, Catherine C. Mitchell - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 228 pages
...institutions which sustained such ideas have fallen to pieces; it is understood, even in Europe, that "The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." "A man's a man for a' that." And being such, has a claim on this earth for something better...
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Margaret Fuller, Critic: Writings from the New-York Tribune, 1844-1846

Margaret Fuller - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2000 - 491 pages
...institutions which sustained such ideas have fallen to pieces; it is understood, even in Europe, that "The rank is but the guinea stamp, The man's the gowd for a' that." "A man's a man for a' that;"i And being such, has a claim on this earth for something berter...
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 500 pages
...dread ' laugh ' ; in 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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