The Border Antiquities of England & Scotland: Comprising Specimens of the Architecture, Sculpture, and Other Vestiges of Former Ages, Accompanied with Descriptive Sketches Biographical Remarks A.N.D. A Brief History of the Principal Events that Have Occured in this Interesting Part of Great Britain. By Walter Scott..

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1814
 

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Side 100 - With massive arches broad and round, That rose alternate, row and row, On ponderous columns, short and low, Built ere the art was known, By pointed aisle, and shafted stalk, The arcades of an alley'd walk To emulate in stone. On the deep walls the heathen Dane Had pourM his impious rage in vain ; And needful was such strength to these, Exposed to the tempestuous seas, Scourged by the winds...
Side 114 - Thus while I ape the measure wild Of tales that charm'd me yet a child, Rude though they be, still with the chime Return the thoughts of early time ; And feelings, roused in life's first day, Glow in the line, and prompt the lay. Then rise those crags, that mountain tower. Which charm'd my fancy's wakening hour.
Side 120 - 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 lonely infant knew Recesses where the wall-flower grew, And honey-suckle loved to crawl Up the low crag and ruined wall. I deemed such nooks the sweetest shade The sun in all his round surveyed...
Side 114 - He chose his lordly seat at last, Where his cathedral, huge and vast, Looks down upon the Wear...
Side 65 - The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland ; comprising Specimens of Architecture and Sculpture, and other Vestiges of former Ages, accompanied by Descriptions. Together with Illustrations of remarkable Incidents in Border History and Tradition, and original Poetry.
Side 71 - The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland; comprising specimens of architecture and sculpture, and other vestiges of former ages, accompanied by descriptions. Together with illustrations of remarkable incidents in Border history and tradition, and original poetry.
Side 124 - Yet was poetic impulse given By the green hill and clear blue heaven. 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 lonely infant knew Recesses where the wall-flower grew, And honeysuckle loved to crawl Up the low crag and ruined wall.
Side 23 - The moon on the east oriel shone, Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined ; Thou would'st have thought some fairy's hand 'Twixt poplars straight the ozier wand, In many a freakish knot had twined ; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
Side 163 - ... of base ( whereof they had but one or two) nor tumbling of stones, (the things of their chief annoyance,) whereby they might be able any while to resist our power, or save themselves, they plucked in a banner that afore they had set out in defiance, and put out out over the walls a white linnen cloth tied on a stick's end, crying all with one tune for mercy...
Side 157 - Scots continued destroying and burning all before them, so that the smoke was visible at Newcastle. They came to the gates of Durham, where they skirmished, but made no long stay, and set out on their return, as they had planned at the beginning of the expedition, driving and carrying away all the booty they thought worth their pains. The country is very rich between Durham and Newcastle, which is...

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