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" The poetic genius of my country found me, as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha, at the plough, and threw her. inspiring mantle over me. "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 327
1854
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1800 - 424 pages
...legal right of the British citizen * " The poetic genius of my country found me as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha — at the plough ; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my native soil, in...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - 1808 - 330 pages
...inherit the virtues of their ancestors ? The poetic genins of my country found me, as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha— at the plough ; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my native soil, in...
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Poems, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1811 - 500 pages
...inherit the virtues of their Ancestors ? The Poetic Genius of my Country found me, as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha — at the PLOUGH ; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my native soil, in...
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Spirit of the English Magazines, Volume 1

1817 - 506 pages
...the Caledonian Hunt, Burns observes, " the poetic genius of my country found me as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha, at the plough, and threw her inspiring mantle over me." The alto-relievo of the sculptor will embody this elegant thought on marble, and the effect of...
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The Kilmarnock mirror, and literary gleaner, Volume 2

1820 - 344 pages
...the Caledonian Hunt, where he says, " The poetic genius of my country found me as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha, at the plough, and threw her inspiring mantle over me." There are only two figures in the piece, the bard, a fine rustic figure, represented as grasping...
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Lives of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots - 1821 - 414 pages
...boldly claimed his station in renown. "The poetic genius of my country found me, as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha, at the PLOUGH ; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes, and rural pleasures, of my native soil,...
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Lives of Scottish poets [ed. by A. Sempil]. 3 vols. [in 6 pt.].

Society of ancient Scots - 1821 - 226 pages
...boldly claimed his station in renown. " The poetic genius of my country found me, as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha, at the PLOUGH ; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes, and rural pleasures, of my native soil,...
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Lives of Scottish Poets, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots, London - 1822 - 458 pages
...boldly claimed his station in renown. " The poetic genius of my country found me, as the prophetic hard Elijah did Elisha, at the PLOUGH ; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She hade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes, and rural pleasures, of my native soil,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 38

Ezekiel Sanford, Robert Walsh - 1822 - 418 pages
...inherit the virtues of their Ancestors ! The Poetic Genius of my Country found me, as the prophetic bard Elijah did Elisha — at the plough ; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bade me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my native soil, in...
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Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect

Robert Burns - 1824 - 292 pages
...inherit the virtues of their Ancestors? The Poetic Genius of my Country found me, a* the prophetic lard Elijah did Elisha — at the PLOUGH; and threw her inspiring mantle over me. She bad me sing the loves, the joys, the rural scenes and rural pleasures of my native soil, in...
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