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" See yonder poor, o'erlabour'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother of the earth To give him leave to toil ; And see his lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. "
The Works of Robert Burns: Poems formerly published, with some additions ... - Seite 186
von Robert Burns - 1806
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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the Light of ...

Adolph Charles Babenroth - 1922 - 401 Seiten
...this man, Burns calls attention to the overworked laborer who finds it necessary to beg a brother man to give him leave to toil, And see his lordly fellow-worm...tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. Burns was himself oppressed by anxiety over his children. In a letter to Mrs. Dunlop (1793) he quotes...
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English Childhood: Wordsworth's Treatment of Childhood in the Light ..., Band 37

Adolph Charles Babenroth - 1922 - 401 Seiten
...overworked laborer who finds it necessary to beg a brother man to give him leave to toil, And see bis lordly fellow-worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful,...tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. Burns was himself oppressed by anxiety over his children. In a letter to Mrs. Dunlop (1793) he quotes...
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The Caledonian, Band 3

1903
...wrongs with a tender sympathy, he with a burning passion, as follows : " 'See yonder poor o'er labored wight, So abject, mean and vile, Who begs a brother...earth To give him leave to toil. And see his lordly fellow worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. "...
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Thirty-hour Work Week: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1933 - 641 Seiten
...the worker must sell himself. Burns' protest rings within one's ears. See yonder poor, o'erlabour'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother...earth, To give him leave to toil; And see his lordly fellow worm The poor petition spurn, Unmindful, tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. But,...
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Improvement Era, Band 3,Ausgabe 1

1900 - 1146 Seiten
...with true spiritual insight, gives forth its lamentation in this wise: See yonder poor, o'erlabor'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, . Who begs a brother...tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. My comments must be exceedingly brief, to bring out in one short article so many selections to show...
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An Anthology of Single Land Tax Thought

Kenneth C. Wenzer - 1997 - 468 Seiten
...Ogilvie: Biographical Notes with Side Issues, by the Editor DG MacDonald 1 See yonder poor, o'erlabor'd wight, So abject, mean, and vile, Who begs a brother...tho' a weeping wife And helpless offspring mourn. Introduction Robert Burns 2 (says his brother Gilbert) "used to remark that he could not well conceive...
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Lectures - Shakespeare

Robert G. Ingersoll - 2007 - 516 Seiten
...spirit that despises the useful — the children of toil — those who bear the burdens of the world. " If I'm design'd yon lordling's slave, By nature's law design'd, Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind ? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty, or scorn ? Or why has man the will...
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