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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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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from ..., Bind 1

John Aikin - 1850 - 760 sider
...personages actually flourished The time occupied by the action is three nights am! three days. INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old; His wilhei'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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North American Second Class Reader: The Fourth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - 1850 - 276 sider
...rp. TUNEFUL ; long « in tune, not oo. BRETHREN ; give e its short sound ; do not call it bruthrin. THE way was long, the wind was cold ; The minstrel was infirm and o\d ; His withered cheek and tresses gray Seemed to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining...
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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Bind 2

Robert Chambers - 1851
...cause the popularity of the poem. The minstrel is thus described : — The way was long, the wind wa» e gier-eagle on his sail, Strong against tide the...Where ask is have, where seek is find, Where knock is flij ; His tuneful brethren all were dead ; And he, neglected and oppressed, Wished to be with them,...
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The American Elocutionist: Comprising 'Lessons in Enunciation', 'Exercises ...

William Russell - 1851 - 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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 sider
...any virtues, unless obedience, or even servility to superiors, be of the number." THE LAST MINSTREL.i The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; Hi- withered cheek and tresses gray Seemed to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining...
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The Modern British Essayists: Jeffrey, Francis. Contributions to the ...

1852
...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 treaees gray, Seem'd to have known а betler day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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The Modern British Essayists: Jeffrey, Francis. Contributions to the ...

1852
...confirmaliou of these remata, we give a considerable part of the introdaetion to the whole poem :— "The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wiiher'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1853 - 785 sider
...long, tlio 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...well-a-day ! their date was fled ; His tuneful brethren ivll were dead ; And he, neglected and oppress'd, Wish'd to be with them, and at rest. A wandering...
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A cyclopædia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 sider
...breach or jar! Spenser. I to the vulgar am become a jest, Esteemed as a minstrel at a feast. Sandys. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek and tresses grey Seemed to have known a better day: The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume, with ...

Walter Scott - 1854 - 823 sider
...actually flourished. The time occupied by the action is Three lights and Three Days? INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; l " The chief excellence of the Lay consists in the beauty of the description* of local scenery,...
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