Annals and Antiquities of Dryburgh and Other Places on the Tweed

A. Leadbetter, 1836 - 248 Seiten

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Seite 53 - I care not, fortune, what you me deny : You cannot rob me of free nature's grace ; You cannot shut the windows of the sky, Through which Aurora shows her brightening face ; You cannot bar my constant feet to trace The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve Let health my nerves and finer fibres brace, And I their toys to the great children leave : Of fancy, reason, virtue, nought can me bereave.
Seite 193 - To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, To smooth the ice, or add another hue Unto the rainbow, or with taper-light To seek the beauteous eye of heaven to garnish, Is wasteful and ridiculous excess.
Seite 167 - But it was not English gore. He lighted at the Chapellage, He held him close and still ; And he whistled thrice for his little foot-page, His name was English Will. "Come thou hither, my little foot-page...
Seite 166 - gainst the English yew, To lift the Scottish spear. Yet his plate-jack was braced, and his helmet was laced, And his vaunt-brace of proof he wore : At his saddle-gerthe was a good steel sperthe, Full ten pound weight and more. The Baron return'd in three days...
Seite 1 - I'll forsake him, He'll gie me guid hunder marks ten : But, if it's ordain'd I maun take him, O wha will I get but Tam Glen ? Yestreen at the Valentines...
Seite 74 - While he was thus engaged, a countryman knocked hard at the door, and called for some one to help him off with his load. Being asked whence he came, and what was his errand, he said that he came from Lady Reburn, with some provision for Mr.
Seite 45 - I'm sure the chief of a' his kin Was Rab the beggar randy : His minny, Meg, upo' her back, Bare baith him and his billy ; Will ye compare a nasty pack To me your winsome Willy ? My gutcher left a good braid sword ; Tho...

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