The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott. with Life. 8 Engr. on Steel
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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...shoots darts from her merry black eye; Yet whoop, Jack! kiss Gillian the quicker, Till she bloom like a rose, and a fig for the vicar! Our vicar thus preaches--and why should he not 1 For the dues of his cure are the placket and pot; And 'tis right of his office poor laymen to lurch, Who infringe the domains of our good Mother Church. Yet whoop, bully-boys! off with your liquor, Sweet Marjorie's the word, and a fig for the vicar! VI. The warder's challenge, heard without, Stay'd in mid-roar the merry shout. A soldier to the portal went, --"Here is old Bertram, sirs, of Ghent; And, --beat for jubilee the drum! A maid and minstrel with him come." Bertram, a Fleming, grey and scarr'd, Was entering now the Court of Guard, A harper with him, and in plaid All muffled close, a mountain maid, Who backward shrunk to 'scape the view Of the loose scene and boisterous crew. "What news 1" they roar'd: --" I only know, From noon till eve we fought with foe, As wild and as untatneable As the rude mountains where they dwell; On both sides store of blood is lost, Nor much success can either boast."--"But whence thy captives, friend? such spoil As theirs must needs reward thy toil. Old dost thou wax, and wars grow sharp; Thou now hast glee-maiden and harp! Get thee an ape, and trudge the land, The leader of a juggler band."--"No, comrade;--no such fortune mine. After the fight, these sought our line, That aged harper and the girl, And, having audience of the Earl, Mar bade I should purvey them steed, And bring them hitherward with speed. Forbear your mirth and rude alarm, For none shall do them shame or harm."--"Hear ye his boast V cried John of Brent, Ever to strife and jangling bent; "Shall he strike doe...
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