Sir Walter Scott

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Side 42 - The Summer dawn's reflected hue To purple changed Loch Katrine blue ; Mildly and soft the western breeze Just kissed the lake, just stirred the trees, And the pleased lake, like maiden coy, Trembled but dimpled not for joy...
Side 42 - So feeble trill'd the streamlet through : Now, murmuring hoarse, and frequent seen, Through bush and brier, no longer green, An angry brook, it sweeps the glade, Brawls over rock and wild cascade, And, foaming brown with doubled speed, * Hurries its waters to the Tweed.
Side 42 - IF thou would'st view fair Melrose aright,* Go visit it by the pale moonlight : For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the rums gray.
Side 40 - She joined to a light and happy temper of mind a strong turn to study poetry and works of imagination. She was sincerely devout, but her religion was, as became her sex, of a cast less austere than my father's. Still, the discipline of the Presbyterian Sabbath was severely strict, and I think injudiciously so.
Side 41 - Without the features of a regular beauty, she was rich in personal attractions ; "a form that was fashioned as light as a fay's ; " a complexion of the clearest and lightest olive ; eyes large, deep-set and dazzling, of the finest Italian brown ; and a profusion of silken tresses, black as the raven's wing...
Side 14 - The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, and The Lady of the Lake taken together.
Side 44 - The ancient patrimony was sold for a trifle (about £3000), and my father, who might have purchased it with ease, was dissuaded by my grandfather, who at that time believed a more advantageous purchase might have been made of some lands which Raeburn thought of selling. And thus we have nothing left of Dryburgh, although my father's maternal inheritance, but the right of stretching our bones where mine...
Side 34 - ... he would allow me sittings sufficient to finish another marble from the life for my own studio. To this proposal he acceded ; and the bust was sent to Abbotsford accordingly, with the following words inscribed on the back : — THIS BUST OF SIR WALTER SCOTT WAS MADE IN 1820 BY FRANCIS CHANTREY, AND PRESENTED BY THE SCULPTOR TO THE POET, AS A TOKEN OF ESTEEM, IN 1828.
Side 8 - It was a barren scene, and wild, Where naked cliffs were rudely piled ; But ever and anon between Lay velvet tufts of loveliest green ; And well the lonety infant knew Recesses where the wall-flower grew. And honeysuckle loved to crawl Up the low crag and ruined wall.
Side 44 - ... very comfortable one though, for I tried it — and a single chair besides, plain symptoms that this is no place for company. On either side of the fireplace there are shelves filled with duodecimos and books of reference, chiefly, of course, folios ; but except these there are no books save the contents of a light gallery which...

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