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" Seemed to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy ; The last of all the bards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry. "
The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem - Side 11
af Walter Scott - 1807 - 340 sider
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The Living Age, Bind 317

1923
...itself in his prosaic temperament. His most celebrated lines show the quality of his composition : — The way was long, the wind was cold. The minstrel...sole remaining joy. Was carried by an orphan boy. . . . Again, there is his description of Melrose Abbey : — If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright,...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Bind 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...tale, and j tended greatly to cause the popularity of the poem. The minstrel is thus described : — that light shall glow On Linden's hills of stained...flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly. Tie mom, but scarce dey ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was...
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The American Elocutionist: Comprising "Lessons in Enunciation', "Exercises ...

William Russell - 1844 - 380 sider
...eight syllables in each line, (called therefore octosyllabic,) of which the following is an example : " The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek and tresses gray Seem'd to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Bind 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844
...confirmation of these remarks, we give a considerable part of the introduction to the whole poem : — " The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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A System of English Grammar

Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 168 sider
...roused by lute or horn, she wakes, And far away, o'er lawns and lakes, Goes answering LIGHT. Idem, 9. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. Scott. 10. O Caledonia ! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy...
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Elocution: Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - 1845 - 384 sider
...wind was cold, The minstrel — was infirm, and old ; Hi* wither'd cheek — and tresses gray, Heem'd to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried— by an orphan boy." Ve et the tender office Innf engage, To rnck the cradle of reposing ajrt ; iVirh lenient arts — extend...
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The Modern Poetical Speaker; Or, a Collection of Pieces Adapted for ...

Modern poetical speaker, Fanny Bury PALLISER - 1845
...restore, And eyelids that are seal'd in death Shall wake, to close no more, PEABODY. THE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day : The harp, his sole remaining...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: With Ballads, Songs, and Miscellaneous Poems

Walter Scott - 1845 - 352 sider
...the action is three Nights and Three Days. 1 THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO FIRST. INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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The English Journal of Education, Bind 3

1845
...first class boys, in parsing a verse (which is written on the slates), after the following example. "The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; The harp, his sole remaining JOT, Was carried by an orphan boy." article, because it limits the signification...
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The Poets and Poetry of England, in the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1845 - 504 sider
...the Rhine ; Their tasks the busy sewers ply, And all is mirth and revelry. THE LAST MINSTREL. Tn , way was long, the wind was cold. The minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd check and tresses gray Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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