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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 American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - 1840 - 288 sider
...him easy here, because it can make him happy hereafter. LESSON XCVI. The Last Minstrel. — SCOTT. 1 THE way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...date was fled. His tuneful brethren all were dead ; 2 And he neglected and oppressed, Wished to be with them and at rest. No more, on prancing palfrey...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume. With ...

Walter Scott - 1841 - 823 sider
...actually flourished. The time occupied by the action is Three Niyhts and Throe Days* INTRODUCTION. e personal infor mation of our Sir David Lindesay : " In Us, witherM cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation : the Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - 1842 - 348 sider
...The minstrel recites to the Dutchess and her ladies a story of her ancestors. THE LAST MINSTREL. " The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...For, well-a-day ! their date was fled, His tuneful, brethern all were dead, And he, neglected and oppressed, Wished to be with them and at rest. No more,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Containing Lay of the Last ...

Walter Scott - 1843 - 624 sider
...artually nourished. The time occupied hy the action if three aighu and three dayv INTROIlUCTION. TBK way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was...withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a hetter day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried hy an orphan hoy. The last of all the hards...
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Readings in poetry: a selection from the best English poets, from Spenser to ...

Readings - 1843
...desert lone ' Revenge for blood and treachery P " THE AGED MINSTREL. From THK LAY or THE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; Seemed to have known a belter day; His withered cheek, and tresses grey, The harp, his sole remaining...
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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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