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" ... harmony with the cogitations of my fancy, and workings of my bosom; humming every now and then the air, with the verses I have framed. "
Pages from an old volume of life. A collection of essays 1857-1881 - Page 283
by Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1892
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The Genius, and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1854 - 252 pages
...poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression — then choose my theme — compose one stanza. When that is composed, which is generally...down now and - then, look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy and workings of my bosom, humming...
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The Genius, and Character of Burns

John Wilson - 1854 - 252 pages
...poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression—then choose my theme—compose one stanza. When that is composed, which is generally...down now and - then, look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy and workings of my bosom, humming...
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The Life and Works of Robert Burns, Volume 4

Robert Burns - 1854 - 356 pages
...poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression*; then choose my theme ; begin one stanza : when that is composed, which is generally...down now and then, look out for objects in nature around me that are in unison and harmony with the cogitations of my fancy, and workings of my bosom...
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The Poetical and Prose Works of Robert Burns: With Life, Notes and ...

Robert Burns, Allan Cunningham - 1855 - 616 pages
...poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression ; then choose ray theme; begin one stanza: when that is composed, which is generally...down now and then, look out for objects in nature around me that are in unison and harmony with the cogitations of my fancy, and workings of my bosom;...
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The life and works of Robert Burns, ed. by R. Chambers. Libr. ed, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1856 - 746 pages
...the poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression; then choose my theme; begin one stanza: when that is composed, which is generally...down now and then, look out for objects in nature around me that are in unison and harmony with the cogitations of my fancy, and workings of my bosom;...
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The works of professor Wilson, ed. by prof. Ferrier, Volume 7

John Wilson - 1857 - 466 pages
...poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression — then choose my theme — compose one stanza. When that is composed, which is generally...down now and then, look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy and workings of my bosom, humming...
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Essays critical and imaginative

John Wilson - 1857 - 448 pages
...poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression — then choose my theme — compose one stanza. " When that is composed, which is generally...down now and then, look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy and workings of my bosom, humming...
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The Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Essays ...

John Wilson - 1857 - 454 pages
...poetio sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression — then choose my theme — compose one stanza. When that is composed, which is generally...down now and then, look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy and workings of my bosom, humming...
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Life of Robert Burns

Thomas Carlyle - 1860 - 212 pages
...poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression — then choose my theme — compose one stanza. When that is composed, which is generally...down now and then — look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy, and workings of my bosom —...
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The poetical works and letters of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1859 - 736 pages
...poetic sentiment correspondent to my idea of the musical expression ; then choose my theme ; begin one stanza : when that is composed, which is generally...business, I walk out, sit down now and then, look out for objeets in nature around me that are in unison and harmony with the cogitations of my fancy, and workings...
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