Waverley Anecdotes, Illustrative of the Incidents, Characters and Scenery Described in the Novels and Romances of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1

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J. Cochrane and J. McCrone, 1833
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Pagina 269 - When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold light's uncertain shower, Streams on the ruined central tower ; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory...
Pagina 301 - Mislead night-wanderers, laughing at their harm ? Those that Hobgoblin call you, and sweet Puck, You do their work, and they shall have good luck : Are not you he ? Puck.
Pagina 285 - Down from that strength had spurred their horse, Their southern rapine to renew Far in the distant Cheviots blue, And, home returning, filled the hall With revel, wassail-rout, and brawl.
Pagina 285 - 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. I deemed such nooks the sweetest shade The sun in all its round surveyed...
Pagina 269 - IF thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray.
Pagina 287 - The bittern clamoured from the moss, The wind blew loud and shrill; Yet the craggy pathway she did cross, To the eiry Beacon Hill. "I watched her steps, and silent came Where she sat her on a stone; — No watchman stood by the dreary flame, It burned all alone. "The second night I kept her in sight, Till to the fire she came, And, by Mary's might! an armed Knight Stood by the lonely flame.
Pagina 118 - From seven years of age till thirty he never grew taller ; but after thirty he shot up to three feet nine inches, and there fixed. Jeffery became a considerable part of the entertainment of the court. Sir William Davenant wrote a poem called Jeffreidos, on a battle between him and a turkey-cock ;3 and in 1638 was published a very small book called the New Year's Gift...
Pagina x - O Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Pagina 119 - This happened in France, whither he had attended his mistress in the troubles.* He was again taken prisoner by a Turkish rover, and sold into Barbary. He probably did not remain long in slavery ; for at the beginning of the civil war, he was made a captain in the royal army; and in 1644, attended the Queen of France, where he remained till the restoration.
Pagina 256 - ... they go out of the field, so that shortly each of them is so content with other that at their departing courteously they will say,

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