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" O'er a' the ills o' life victorious! But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit ere you can point their... "
Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By Robert Burns. In Two Volumes. A ... - Page 199
de Robert Burns - 1798
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Robert Burns: As a Poet, and as a Man

Samuel Tyler - 1848 - 209 pages
...flow'r, its bloom is shed ! Or like the snowfall in the river, A moment white, — then melts forever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanishing amid the storm." Were there ever such beautiful reflections upon such a scene ? And think...
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The School Reader. Fifth Book: Designed as a Sequel to Sanders' Fouth Reader ...

Charles Walton Sanders, Joshua Chase Sanders - 1848 - 456 pages
...its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, — A moment white — then lost forever ; Or like the borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanishing amid the storm. — BURNS. 7. Give Pleasure's name to naught but what has passed The authentic...
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Report, Volumes 29 à 36

Royal Institution of Cornwall - 1848
...They are so evanescent and so changeable, that it may almost be said they are " Like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever : Or like the borealis race, That flit ere ye can point the place." This renders them difficult to sketch, however I have endeavored to represent...
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The Juvenile companion, and Sunday-school hive [afterw ..., Volumes 27 à 28

1875
...Pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ! Or like the snow-fall in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever...point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanishing amid the storm." This is very true. The men of pleasure have been amongst the most miserable...
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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - 1849 - 255 pages
...— its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow, falls in the river, A moment white — then melts forever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ere you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanishing amid the storm. — Nae man can tether time or tide, The hour approaches, Tam maun ride...
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A Short History of English Versification from the Earliest Times to the ...

Max Kaluza - 1911 - 396 pages
...But pleasures are like poppies spread — You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river — A moment white, then melts for ever; Or like the boreal is race, That flit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing...
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The Columbia Anthology of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 1995 - 891 pages
...snow falls in the river, A moment white — then melts forever; Or like the boreahs race. That fiit ere you can point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. Nac man can tether time nor tide: The hour approaches Tam maun ride —...
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An Historical Study of English: Function, Form and Change

Jeremy J. Smith - 1996 - 225 pages
...You seize the flow'r, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white—then melts for ever; Or like the borealis race That flit...point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm. (Kinsley 1968:444-445) In Scots, the rhyme-pair bush: thrush did not exist;...
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Locations of Literary Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American ...

Alex Davis, Davis Alex, Lee M. Jenkins - 2000 - 296 pages
...variations: But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; Or like the snow falls in the river, A moment white - then melts for...point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanishing amid the storm.56 This same passage surely underpins not the vocabulary but several key...
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You're Going to Do What?: The Memoir of Dr. W. Gifford-Jones

W. Gifford-Jones, Ken Walker - 2000 - 267 pages
...like the snowfall in the river, / A moment white then gone forever, / Or like the borealis rays, / That flit ere you can point their place, / Or like the rainbow's lovely form, / Vanishing amid the storm." Dr. W. eifford-Jones Sang in choir, St. Stephen's Church, Niagara Falls,...
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