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James Drummond Burns Quotes

A man's a man for a' that!

And let us mind, faint heart ne'er wan A lady fair.

Gin a body meets a body Comin' through the rye. Gin a body kiss a body Need a body cry?

I have been dying for twenty years, now I am going to live.

In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep.

Let us do or die.

Liberty's in every blow! Let us do or die.

Life is but a day at most.

Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

O wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us!

Oh my luve's like a red, red rose, That's newly sprung in June; Oh my luve's like the melodie That's sweetly played in tune.

Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us, And foolish notion.

She is a winsome wee thing, She is a handsome wee thing, She is a bonny wee thing, This sweet wee wife o' mine.

Should auld acquaintances be forgot, And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And days o'auld lang syne?

Some hae meat, and canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit.

The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft a-gley, And leave us nought but grief and pain, For promised joy.

They never sought in vain that sought the Lord aright!