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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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Life of Robert Burns

Thomas Carlyle - 1859 - 216 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...part of the business, I walk out —sit down now and then—look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of...
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The Genius and Character of Robert Burns: An Essay and Criticism on His Life ...

John Wilson - 1861 - 236 pages
...difficult part of the business, I walk out, sit 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 mv bosom, humming every now and then the air, with the verses I have framed. When I feel my muse beginning...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: With a Sketch of the Author's Life, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1863 - 358 pages
...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, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1863 - 368 pages
...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 of Robert Burns: With a Sketch of the Author's Life, Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1864 - 380 pages
...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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Poems, Songs, and Letters: Being the Complete Works of Robert Burns, Edited ...

Robert Burns, Alexander Smith - 1868 - 688 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 round me that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations of my fancy and workings of my bosom ;...
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Mechanism in Thought and Morals: An Address Delivered Before the Phi Beta ...

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1871 - 108 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...bosom ; humming every now and then the air with the verges T have framed. When I feel my Muse beginning to jade, I retire to the solitary fireside of my...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 230

1871 - 796 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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Authors at Work

Charles Pebody - 1872 - 458 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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Aspects of Authorship: Or, Book Marks and Book Makers

Francis Jacox - 1872 - 514 pages
...one stanza ; when that was composed, which was generally ^the most difficult part of the business, to walk out, sit down now and then, look out for objects in nature around him, such as harmonized with the cogitations of his fancy, — humming occasionally the air,...
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