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" My father was for some time almost the only companion we had. He .conversed familiarly on all subjects with us, as if we had been men ; and was at great pains, while we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to lead the conversation to such subjects... "
Lives of Scottish poets [ed. by A. Sempil]. 3 vols. [in 6 pt.]. - Side 160
av Society of ancient Scots - 1821
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volum 1

Robert Burns - 1800
...conversed familiarly on all subjects with us as if ** we had been men, and was at great pains while " we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, " to lead the conversation to such subjects as " might tend to encrease our knowledge, or con" firm us in virtuous habits. He borrowed SaJ" mons Geographical...
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Poems, Volum 1

Robert Burns - 1811
...conversed familiarly on all subjects with us, as if we had been men ; and was at great pains, while we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to lead the conversation to such subjects as might tend to increase our knowledge, or confirm us in virtuous habits."* Such were the circumstances in...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a Criticism on ...

Robert Burns, James Currie - 1820
...conversed familiarly on all subject* with us as if we had been men, and was at great pains while we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to lead the conversation to such subjects produce disgust or laughter, than tears. The scene to which Gilbert Burns alludes, opens thus : Titus...
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Lives of Eminent Scotsmen

Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots - 1821
...which Burns took the greatest pleasure, shewed, at once, the bent of his mind. The Vision of Mirza, and Addison's hymn, beginning, How are thy Servants...at thirteen, he assisted in threshing the crop of com ; and at fifteen, he was his father's principal labourer, for the family had no hired servant,...
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Lives of Scottish Poets, Volum 1

1822
...converse familiarly with them on all subjects as if they had been men, and was at great pains, iwhile they accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to...their stock of ideas, and confirm them in virtuous hahits. As soon as Robert had strength to work, he was employed laboriously on the farm. At twelve,...
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Constable's miscellany of original and selected publications, Volumer 22-23

Constable and co, ltd - 1826
...conversed familiar^ ly on all subjects with us, as if we had been men; and was at great pains, while we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to lead the conversation to such subjects as might tend to increase our knowledge, or confirm us in virtuous habits. He borrowed Salmon's Geographical...
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Life of Robert Burns

John Gibson Lockhart - 1828 - 310 sider
...conversed familiarly on all subjects with us, as if we had been men ; and was at great pains, while we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to lead the conversation to such subjects as might tend to increase our knowledge, or confirm us in virtuous habits. He borrowed Salmon's Geographical...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties: Illustrated by Anecdotes, Volum 1

George Lillie Craik - 1830 - 3 sider
...conversed familiarly on all subjects with us, as if we had been men ; and was at great pains, while we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to lead the conversation to such subjects as might tend to increase our knowledge, or confirm us in virtuous habits. He borrowed ' Salmon's Geographical...
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The Pursuit of Knowledge Under Difficulties, Volum 15

George Lillie Craik - 1830
...conversed familiarly on all subjects with us, as if we had been men ; and was at great pains, while we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to lead the conversation to such subjects as might tend to increase our knowledge, or confirm us in virtuous habits. He borrowed ' Salmon's Geographical...
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The Journal of Health, Volum 2

1831
...says Gilbert Burns, " with us on all subjects, as if we had been men, and was at great pains, while we accompanied him in the labours of the farm, to lead the conversation to such subjects as might 'tend to increase our knowledge cr confirm our virtuous habits." Robert, the poet, was at this time...
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