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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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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...and bright, And lovely as a Laplund night, Shall lead thee to thy grave. SCOTT. TlfE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was cold\ The Minstrel...orphan boy ; The last of all the Bards was he, Who sunjr of Border chivalry. For, well- ;iy ! their date was fled, His tuneful brethren all were dead...
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The Last Earl of Desmond: A Historical Romance of 1599-1603 ...

Charles Bernard Gibson - 1854
...What can all this mean ? I must wait, I suppose, the explanation from her own lips." CHAPTER XLV. " 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 last of all the bards was he, Who sung of border chivalry."...
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The Last Earl of Desmond:: A Historical Romance of 1599-1603. ... In Two ...

Charles Bernard Gibson, James Fitz-Thomas (17th earl of Desmond.) - 1854
...What can all this mean ? I must wait, I suppose, the explanation from her own lips." CHAPTER XLV. " 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 last of all the bards was he, Who sung of border chivalry."...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Bind 6

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1854 - 750 sider
...the wind was cold, The Mineire l » us infirm and old ; Un wiihcr'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan buy. The last ol all ihe Bards was he, Who sune of Burder chivalry ; For, well-a-day ! their date was...
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Russell's American Elocutionist ...: Comprising "Lessons in Enunciation ...

William Russell - 1854 - 376 sider
...syllables in each line, (called therefore octosyllabic,') of which the following jf 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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A grammar of the English language

Seacome Ellison - 1854 - 104 sider
...singular number only; as, " And I know a grove Of large extent, hard by a castle huge." COLEBIDGE. " The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy." SCOTT. It is joined also to a collective noun ; as, " A crowd drew near the place, Awe in each eye,...
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott. With life. 8 engr. on steel

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1855
...time occupied by the action is Three Nights and Three Days. THE LAY OF THE LAST MIMTBEL INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His wither'd cheek, and tresses grey, Seem'd to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...Better. Well-a-day. Fled. Borne. Cheek. Who sung of. Light as lark. Unpremeditated /.lv. Peasant's ear. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...was infirm and old ; His withered cheek, and tresses 1 gray, Seemed to have known a hetter day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried hy an orphan...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Including the Lay of the Last ...

Walter Scott - 1856 - 746 sider
...ever equalled the demand for the Lay of the Last Minstrel."— Life, Vol. II. p. 226. INTEODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek, and tresses grey, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Bind 3

State Historical Society of Wisconsin - 1857
...winter walks about our streets, he presented the counterpart, not often seen, of SCOTT'S lines : " The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...old, His withered cheek and tresses gray Seemed to hare known a better day." In form he was below the medium size, his face was pale, his brow bore the...
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