The Waverly anecdotes: illustrative of the incidents, characters, and scenery described in the novels and romances of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Carter, Hendee, 1833
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Page 239 - 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...
Page 239 - 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, wassel-rout, and brawl.
Page 241 - 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.
Page 225 - 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.
Page 206 - THE BORDER ANTIQUITIES OF ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND; COMPRISING SPECIMENS OF ARCHITECTURE AND SCULPTURE, AND OTHER VESTIGES OF FORMER AGES, '^ . " ACCOMPANIED BY DESCRIPTIONS. TOGETHER WITH . ,. \^-' ILLUSTRATIONS OF REMARKABLE INCIDENTS IN BORDER HISTORY AND TRADITION, AND ORIGINAL POETRY.
Page 100 - ... provoked by Mr. Crofts, a young gentleman of family, a challenge ensued, and Mr. Crofts coming to the rendezvous armed only with a squirt, the little creature was so enraged, that a real duel ensued, and the appointment being on horseback with pistols, to put them more on a level, Jeffery with the first fire shot his antagonist dead.
Page 262 - Through keyholes we do glide; Over tables, stools and shelves, We trip it with our fairy elves.
Page 71 - Their fear kythed in this, that multitudes breaking up cellars did cast themselves down there, expecting the enemy's approach. The provost came into one house amongst many, where there were a number lying panting, and desired them to rise for their own defence. They answered, their hearts were away, they would fight no more although they should be killed. And then, although they had been both willing and stout, yet they were unable to resist, for they had cast away all their arms from them by the...
Page xx - Zealous, yet modest; innocent, though free ; Patient of toil ; serene amidst alarms ; Inflexible in faith ; invincible in arms.
Page 100 - 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.

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