The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 13

The Works of Walter Scott, Esq Volume 13

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...bowers, Are, Lucy, all our own; And, since thine Arthur call'd thee wife, Such seems the prospect of his life, A lovely path, on-winding still, By gurgling brook and sloping hill. 'Tis true that mortals cannot tell What waits them in the distant dell; But be it hap, or be it harm, We tread the path-way arm in arm. And now, my Lucy, wot'st thou why I could thy bidding twice deny, When twice you pray'd I would again Resume the legendary strain Of the bold Knight of Triermain? At length yon peevish vow you swore, That you would sue to me no more, Until the minstrel fit drew near, And made me prize a listening ear. But, loveliest, when thou first didst pray Continuance of the knightly lay, Was it not on the happy day Again the summons I denied In you fair capital of Clyde: --My Harp--or let me rather chuse The good old classic form--my Muse, (For I-larp's an over-scutched phrase, Worn out by bards of modern days, ) My Muse, then--seldom will she wake Save by dim wood and silent lake; She is the wild and rustic Maid, Wvhose foot unsandal'd loves to tread Where the soft green-award is inlaid With varied moss and thyme; And, lest the simple lily-braid, That coronets her temples, fade, She hides her still in greenwood shade, To meditate her rhyme. And now she comes! The murmur dear Of the wild brook hath caught her ear, The glade hath won her eye; She longs to ioin with each blithe rill That dances down the Higbland hill, Her blither melody. And now, my Lucy's way to cheer, She bids Ben-Cruach's echoes hear How closed the tale, my love whilere Loved for its chivalry. List how she tells, -in notes of flame, "Child Roland to the dark tower came! " Brwczsnn now must keep the Hold, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236906918
  • 9781236906915