Sir Walter Scott Quotes

"A weary lot is thine, fair maid, A weary lot is thine! To pull the thorn thy brow to braid, And press the rue for wine.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. Rokeby. . . Golden Treasury of the Best Songs & Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Francis Turner Palgrave, comp. With a fifth book selected by John Press. (5th ed., 1964) Oxford University Press.
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O Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there, Would grace a summer queen:
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. Rokeby. . . Golden Treasury of the Best Songs & Lyrical Poems in the English Language. Francis Turner Palgrave, comp. With a fifth book selected by John Press. (5th ed., 1964) Oxford University Press.
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Look not thou on beauty's charming; Sit thou still when kings are arming; Taste not when the wine-cup glistens; Speak not when the people listens;
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Bride of Lammermoor. . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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Vacant heart and hand and eye, Easy live and quiet die.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Bride of Lammermoor. . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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'Ere the King's crown shall fall, there are crowns to be broke; So let each Cavalier who loves honour and me, Come follow the bonnet of Bonny Dundee.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Doom of Devorgoil. . . Oxford Book of Light Verse, The. W. H. Auden, ed. (1938) Oxford University Press.
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With listless look along the plain I see Tweed's silver current glide, And coldly mark the holy fane Of Melrose rise in ruin'd pride.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Dreary Change (l. 9-12). . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Fair Maid of Perth, introduction (1828).
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'The glowworm o'er grave and stone Shall light thee steady; The owl from the steeplesing Welcome, proud lady.'
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Heart of Midlothian. . . Oxford Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. Frank Kermode and John Hollander, general eds. (1973) Oxford University Press (Also published as six paperback vols.: Medieval English Literature, J. B. Trapp, ed.; The Literature of Renaissance England, John Hollander and Frank Kermode, eds.; The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century, Martin Price, ed.; Romantic Poetry and Prose, Harold Bloom and Lionel Trilling, eds.; Victorian Prose and Poetry, Lionel Trilling and Harold Bloom, eds.; Modern British Literature, Frank Kermode and John Hollander, eds.).
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Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking; Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Lady of the Lake. . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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Huntsman, rest! thy chase is done;
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Lady of the Lake. . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Oxford University Press.
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