Scott's Poetical Works Complete Illustrated
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. 18 edition. Excerpt: ...When yarious'fcelings are combined When joy and sorrow mingle near, And hope's bright wings are cheek'd by fear, And rising doubts keep transport down, And anger lends a short-lived frown; In that strange mood which maids approve, Even when they dare not call it love; With every change his features pray'd, As aspens show the light and shade. VI. Well Risingham young Redmond knew; And much he marvell'd that the crew, Roused to revenge bold Mortham dead, Were by that Mortham's foeman led: For never felt his soul the woe. That wails a generous foeman low, Far less that sense of justice strong, That wreaks a generous foeman's wrong. But small his leisure now to pause; Redmond is first, whate'er the cause: And twice that Redmond came so near, Where Bertram couch'd like hunted deer, The very boughs his steps displace, Rustled against the rufiian'sface, Who, desperate, twice prepared to start, And plunge his dagger in his heart; But Redmond turn'd a different way, And the bent boughs resumed their sway, And Bertram held it wise, unseen, Deeper to plunge in coppice green. Thus, circled in his coil, the snake, When roving hunters beat the brake, Watches with red and glistening eye Prepared, if heedless step draw nigh, With forked tonguc and venom'd fang Instant to dart the deadly pang! But if the intruders turn aside, Away his coils unfolded glide, And through the deep savannah wind, Some undisturb'd retreat to find. VII. But Bertram, as he backward drew, And heard the loud pursuit renew, And Redmond's halloo on the wind Oft mutter'd in his savage mind--"Redmond O' Neale! were thou and I Alone this day's event to try, With not a second here to see, But the grey cliff and oaken-tree, --That voice of thine, that shouts so loud, Should ne'er repeat its...
- Paperback | 264 pages
- 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
- 28 Jun 2012
- Miami Fl, United States
- Illustrations, black and white