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" No sculptured marble here, nor pompous lay, ' No storied urn nor animated bust ;' This simple stone directs pale Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her poet's dust. "
The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ... - Page 155
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Edited from the Best Printed ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns, Alexander Smith - 1865 - 470 pages
...lies Robert Fergusson, Poet, Born, September 5th, 1751— Died, r6th October, 1774." No sculptur'd marble here, nor pompous lay, ' No storied urn nor...Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her Poet's dust. A GRACE BEFORE DINNER. O THOU, who kindly dost provide For every creature's want ! We bless thee, God...
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The poetical works of Robert Burns. [With] (Memoir of Burns, by sir H. Nicolas).

Robert Burns - 1866 - 358 pages
...Born, September 5th, 1751— Died, 16th October, 1774." jO sculptur'd marble here, nor pompous %, ' No storied urn nor animated bust ; ' This simple stone...Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her Poet's dust. * Burns applied for leave to erect a tombstone to Fergusson on the 6th February, 1787, in the following...
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Scotland Described: A Series of Topographical Sketches

Alexander Murray (publisher.) - 1866 - 466 pages
...Ferguson the poet. The stone over the latter was erected by Robert Burns, who inscribed on it—'This simple stone directs pale Scotia's way to pour her sorrows o'er her poet's dust.' Robert Ferguson was born 5th September 1751, and died 16th October 1774. Across the street is the house...
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The Complete Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1887 - 730 pages
...KOBEKT FERGUSSON, POET, "Born, September 5th, 1751 — Died, i6th September, 1774. " No sculptur'd marble here, nor pompous lay, ' No storied urn nor...directs pale Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her puct'b dust." On the other side of the stone is as follows : — " By special grant of the Managers...
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The Book of Robert Burns: Genealogical and Historical Memoirs of ..., Volume 3

Charles Rogers - 1891 - 412 pages
...Eobert Fergusson, Poet. He was born 5th Sept. 1751, and died 16th October 1774. No pageant bearings here nor pompous lay, No storied urn nor animated bust, This simple stone directs old Scotia's way APPENDIX D. BURNS AND FREEMASONRY; WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ST. JAMES'S, TARBOLTON,...
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Gray Days and Gold in England and Scotland

William Winter - 1892 - 350 pages
...Burns, with an intentional reminiscence of Gray, whose Elegy he fervently admired, are his epitaph — " No sculptured marble here, nor pompous lay, No storied...Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her Poet's dust." One of the greatest minds of Scotland, and indeed of the world, was David Hume, u who could think more...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 13

1905 - 556 pages
...thy bright career! etc. The third is the well known epitaph on Fergusson's gravestone : No sculptur'd Marble here, nor pompous lay, No storied Urn nor animated...Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her Poet's dust. The poet later added two other stanzas in the same strain. These poems only reinforce the conclusions...
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Gray Days and Gold in England and Scotland

William Winter - 1892 - 396 pages
...Burns, with an intentional reminiscence of Gray, whose Elegy he fervently admired, are his epitaph — " No sculptured marble here, nor pompous lay, No storied...— This simple stone directs pale Scotia's way To poor her sorrows o'er her Poet's dust." One of the greatest minds of Scotland, and indeed of the world,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 277

1894 - 774 pages
...be placed over the grave, in April 1787. It bore a simple inscription, and the following epitaph : No sculptured marble here, nor pompous lay, No storied...Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her poet's dust. Alas, that Scotland — that Edinburgh in particular — should so forget to " pour her sorrows " !...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With Memoir, Notes, and a Complete ...

Robert Burns - 1895 - 512 pages
...lies Robert Fereusson, Poet, born September 5th, 1751— Died, 16th October, 1774.'r No sculptur'd marble here, nor pompous lay, "No storied urn, nor...Scotia's way To pour her sorrows o'er her Poet's dust. A GRACE BEFORE DINNER. O THOU, who kindly dost provide For every creature's want ! We bless thee, God...
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