From scenes like these, old S's grandeur springs, That makes her lov'd at home, rever'd abroad: Princes and lords are but the breath of kings, 'An honest man's the noble work of G'. See Pope 660:25.Robert Burns: COTIAOD1785 'The Cotter's Saturday Night', stanza19. The last line is in fact a misquotation of Pope;'noble' was corrected to'noblest' in the1794 edition of Burns's poems.
Edina! Scotia's darling seat, All hail thy palaces and tow'rs, Where once beneath a monarch's feet Sat Legislation's sov'reign pow'rs.Robert Burns: 1786 'Address to Edinburgh', stanza1.
These people have that sort of incandescence, which is peculiar to those who know the meaning of simplicity & humility. They are illumined from within makes them essentially mystical in their sense of life (on the Mason-family in Nova Scotia, he stayed during 1935 – 1938 and which he portrayed several times, fh)marsden hartley: letter to A. Sieglitz, October 28, 1936, Hartley Archive, Yale University, as quoted in Marsden Hartley, by Gail R. Scott, Abbeville Publishers, Cross River Press, 1988, New York p. 111
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada are the horns, the head, the neck, the shins, and the hoof of the ox, and the United States are the ribs, the sirloin, the kidneys, and the rest of the body.william cobbett: Ch. 2, p. 28
O Scotia! my dear, my native soil! For whom my warmest wish to heaven is sent; Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content.Robert Burns, The Cotter's Saturday Night (1786), Stanza 20.