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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 - Page 195
by Robert Burns - 1794
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The Theosophist, Volume 30

Theosophy - 1609
...But pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flower, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snowfall in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever...point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanishing amid the storm. ROBERT BURNS. I claim you still, for my own love's sake ! Delayed it may...
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A Journal During a Residence in France, from the Beginning of ..., Volume 2

John Moore - France - 1793 - 617 pages
...genuine poet beautifully obferves of pleafures, has • had the fate • • Of fnow that falls upon the river, A moment white — then melts for ever...point their place } Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanifhing aniid the ftorm*. The fame ficklenefs which the French have difplayed in a manner fo ftriking,...
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By Robert Burns. In Two Volumes. ...

Robert Burns - 1793
...o' life vi&orious ! But pleafures are like poppies fpread, You feize the flower, its bloom is fhed ; Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white-...melts for ever ; Or like the Borealis race, That flit ei e you can point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanifhing amid the ftorm — ....
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The Scots Magazine, Or, General Repository of Literature, History ..., Volume 59

Great Britain - 1797
...flower, its bloom is fled : Is there a Bard of ruftick fong, Or, like the fnov», falls in the river, Л moment white, then melts for ever : Or, like the borealis race, That (lit ere ye can point their place : Or, like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanifliing amid the dorm."...
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By Robert Burns. In Two Volumes. A ...

Robert Burns - 1798
...life victorious ! But pleafures are like poppies fpread, You feize the flow'r, its bloom is fhed ; 0* Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white—...point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evanifhing amid the ftorm. — Nae man can tether time or tide ; The hour approaches Tarn maun ride...
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, Volume 2

Robert Burns - 1800
...viclorious ! But pleafures are like poppies fpread, You feize the flow'r, its bloom is ftie.d ; Or Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white—...point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form Evaniming amid the ftorm. — Nae man can tether time or tide ; The hour approaches Tam maun ride ;...
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Tales of Wonder

Matthew Gregory Lewis - Ballads, English - 1801 - 482 pages
...life victorious ! But pleafures are like poppies fpread, You feize the flower, its bloom is fhed ; Or like the fnow falls in the river, A moment white...point their place ; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanifhing amid the ftorm. — Nae man can tether 6 time or tide •, The hour approaches Tam maun...
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Tales of Wonder;, Volume 2

Matthew Gregory Lewis - Ballads, English - 1801
...! 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. — Nae man can tether 6 time or tide ; The hour approaches Tam maun7 ride;...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 1-2

Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1805
...pleasures are like poppies spread; ^ You seize the flower, its bloom is shed; 1 Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever;...point their place; Or like the rainbow's lovely form, Evanishing amid the storm : Nae man can tether time or tidej The hour approaches Tans maun ride. *...
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The Poetical Works of Robert Burns: Collated with the Best Editions, Volumes 1-2

Robert Burns, Thomas Park - Bookbinding - 1808
...pleasures are like poppies spread, You seize the flow Y, its bloom is shed ; Or like the snow-falls in the river, A moment white — then melts for ever...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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