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Tribute to the Memory of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet (Classic Reprint)
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Abbotsford acknowledged answer appointed bearing beauty bold cause character CHARLES claim close COLLEGE committee common copy critics DAVID death doubt DUER duty equal Exchange fair faithful fame feelings fiction friends future gave genius give given ground hands heart honor hour human imagination interest JAMES JOHN KING knew language late LAWRENCE least lesson LIBRARY literature living lofty look loved manner means meeting memory merit mind Minstrel Monument moral motion muse nature never NEW-YORK noble owed passed peace perhaps period picture poem poet poetry popularity President principle proud question received resolutions Resolved respect returned reverence rising ROBERT romances SAMUEL scene Scotland seemed sense setting Sir Walter Scott sorrow speak spirit stand talents tender termed thought tion touch tribute truth WAINWRIGHT WILLIAM writings youth
Page 16 - But a glance on the great picture of life will show, that the duties of self-denial, and the sacrifice of passion to principle, are seldom thus remunerated ; and that the internal consciousness of their high-minded discharge of duty, produces on their own reflections a more adequate recompense, in the form of that peace which the world cannot give or take away.
Page 16 - ... a character of a highly virtuous and lofty stamp is degraded rather than exalted by an attempt to reward virtue with temporal prosperity. Such is not the recompense which providence has deemed worthy of suffering merit ; and it is a dangerous and fatal doctrine to teach young persons, the most common readers of romance, that rectitude of conduct and of principle are either naturally allied with, or adequately rewarded by, the gratification of our passions, or attainment of our wishes.
Page 23 - ... pathetic light Engendered, hangs o'er Eildon's triple height : Spirits of power, assembled there, complain For kindred power departing from their sight ; While Tweed, best pleased in chanting a blithe strain, Saddens his voice again, and yet again. Lift up your hearts, ye mourners ! for the might Of the whole world's good wishes with him goes ; Blessings and prayers in nobler retinue Than sceptred king or laurelled conqueror knows, Follow this wondrous potentate. Be true, Ye winds of ocean, and...
Page 8 - Ivauhoe,' chose not only to fight with his beaver down, but refused to raise it and show himself, when he had overcome all opponents. This was the author of Waverley. Many, it is true, were quite satisfied who the magician was, who wrought these marvels, though he continued invisible amid the circle where he performed his enchantments. In ten thousand whispers, it was stated to be Scott : one remembered a story, which he related...