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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 Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1882 - 380 pages
...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...bosom, — humming every now and then the air, with in the use of his native dialect, even the eminently spirited bookseller to •whom the manuscript...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1882 - 374 pages
...the musical expression ; then choose my theme — begin one stanza : when that is composed, jvhich is generally the most difficult part of the business,...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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Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1883 - 482 pages
...from without, and active in seizing only that which will serve its purpose." It is not strange • Burns tells us how he composed verses for a given...most difficult part of the business, I walk out, sit dowu now and then, look out for objects in Nature that are in unison or harmony with the cogitations...
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The World's Cyclopedia of Biography, Volume 1

1883 - 778 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 Human Mind: A Treatise in Mental Philosophy

Edward John Hamilton - 1883 - 738 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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Development of English Literature and Language, Volume 2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1883 - 586 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...the most difficult part of the business, I walk out, git down now and then, look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the...
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The Human Mind: A Treatise in Mental Philosophy

Edward John Hamilton - 1883 - 740 pages
...of the musical expression, then choose my theme; compose one stanza. When that is composed, Avhich is generally the most difficult part of the business, I walk out, eit down now and then, look out for objects in nature round me that are in unison, or harmony, with...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volumes 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882 - 1134 pages
...correspondent to my idea of the musical expression, then choose my theme, com|x>sc one stanza. When that in composed, which is generally the most difficult part of the business, I walk out, ait down now and then, look out for objects In nature round me that are in unison or harmony with the...
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Mental Science: A Text-book for Schools and Colleges

Edward John Hamilton - 1886 - 708 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 Complete Works of Robert Burns (self-interpreting)

Robert Burns - 1886 - 490 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 subjects in nature around me that are in unison and harmony with the cogitations of my fancy and workings...
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