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" All the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous ; and his predilection for poetry was rather the result of his own enthusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius exclusively adapted to that species of composition.... "
Contributions to Herography - Page 20
1850 - 101 pages
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1800 - 424 pages
...moments. But all the faculties of Burns' mind were, as far as I could judge, equally"vigorous ; and his predilection for poetry, was rather the result...impassioned temper, than of a genius exclusively adapted adapted to that species of composition. From his conversation I should have pronounced him to be fitted...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 48

1828 - 722 pages
...surprise : ' All ' the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far as I could judge, ' equally vigorous ; and his predilection for poetry was rather ' the result...exclusively adapted to that species of composition. ' From his conversation I should have pronounced him to bo * fitted to excel in whatever walk of ambition...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1806 - 422 pages
...moments. But all the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous; and his predilection for poetry was rather the result...exclusively adapted to that species of composition. From his conversation I should have pronounced him to be fitted to excel in whatever walk of ambition...
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Life of Torquato Tasso: With an Historical and Critical Account of ..., Volume 1

John Black - 1810 - 460 pages
..." All the faculties of Burns's mind (says he) were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous; and his predilection for poetry was rather the result...exclusively adapted to that species of composition." -fOf these Discourses I intended to give some analysis; but they are written with such condensation...
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Lives of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots - Poets, Scottish - 1821 - 414 pages
...reason to agree with Professor Stewart, that " his predilection for poetry was rather the result of an enthusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius...exclusively adapted to that species of composition." The late Dr. Robertson, the historian, used to say that his prose compositions seemed to him even more...
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Lives of Scottish poets [ed. by A. Sempil]. 3 vols. [in 6 pt.].

Society of ancient Scots - 1821 - 226 pages
...reason to agree with Professor Stewart, that " his predilection for poetry was rather the result of an enthusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius...exclusively adapted to that species of composition." The late Dr. Robertson, the historian, used to say that his prose compositions seemed to him even more...
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Lives of Scottish Poets: With Ports. and Vignettes, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson - Poets, Scottish - 1822 - 414 pages
...reason to agree with Professor Stewart, that " his predilection for poetry was rather the result of an enthusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius...exclusively adapted to that species of composition." The late Dr. Robertson, the historian, used to say that his prose compositions seemed to him even more...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and Criticism on His ...

Robert Burns - Scotland - 1831 - 484 pages
...favourable moments. But all the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far I could judge equally vigorous ; and his predilection for poetry was rather the result...exclusively adapted to that species of composition. From his conversation I should have pronounced him to be fitted to excel in whatever walk of ambition...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With His Life, Volume 1

Robert Burns - Ballads, Scots - 1834 - 420 pages
...moments. But all the faculties of Burns' mind were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous, and his predilection for poetry was rather the result...exclusively adapted to that species of composition. From his conversation, I should have pronounced him to be fitted to excel in whatever walk of ambition...
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The Printing machine (or, Companion to the library) [ed. by J.H.L. Hunt].

576 pages
...of Burns's mind,'' said the metaphysician, " were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous ; and his predilection for poetry was rather the result...exclusively adapted to that species of composition. From his conversation I should have pronounced him to be fitted to excel in whatever walk of ambition...
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