The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart Volume 8

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...winded now Along the precipice's brow, Commanding the rich scenes beneath, The windings of the Forth and Teith, And all the vales between that lie, Till Stirling's turrets melt in sky; Then, sunk in copse, their farthest glance Gain'd not the length of horseman's lance. 'Twas oft so steep, the foot was fain Assistance from the hand to gain; So tangled oft, that, bursting through, Each hawthorn shed her showers of dew, --That diamond dew, so pure and clear, It rivals all but Beauty's tear! I The Scottish Highlander calls himself Gael, or Gaul, terms the Lowlanders, Sassenach, or 'Saxons III. At length they came where, stern and steep,1 The hill sinks down upon the deep. Here Vennachar in silver flows, There, ridge on ridge, Benledi rose;Ever the hollow path twined on, Beneath steep bank and threatening stone;An hundred men might hold the post With hardihood against a host. The rugged mountain's scanty cloak Was dwarfish shrubs of birch and oak, s With shingles bare, and cliffs between, And patches bright of bracken green, And heather black, that waved so high, It held the copse in rivalry. But where the lake slept deep and still, Dank osiers fringed the swamp and hill;And oft both path and hill were torn, Where wintry torrents down had borne, And heap'd upon the cumber'd land Its wreck of gravel, rocks, and sand. So toilsome was the road to trace, The guide abating of his pace, i MS.--" At length they paced the mountain's side, And saw beneath the waters wide.' 1 MS.--" The rugged mountain's stunted screen Was dwarfish / shrubs I with cliffs between." (copse J VOL. VIII. 0 Led slowly through the pass's jaws, And ask'd Fitz-James by what strange cause He sought these wilds? traversed by few, Without a pass from Roderick Dhu. more

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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236594088
  • 9781236594082