The Waverley novels. 25 vols.


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Seite 187 - No birds, except as birds of passage, flew; No bee was known to hum, no dove to coo: No streams, as amber smooth, as amber clear, Were seen to glide, or heard to warble here...
Seite 135 - Ah! it's a brave kirk — nane o' yere whigmaleeries and curliewurlies and open-steek hems about it — a' solid, weel-jointed mason-wark, that will stand as lang as the warld, keep hands and gunpowther aff it. It had amaist a douncome lang syne at the Reformation, when they pu'ddoun the kirks of St. Andrews and Perth and thereawa', to cleanse them o...
Seite xii - Say, then, that he was wise as brave ; As wise in thought as bold in deed : For in the principles of things He sought his moral creed. Said generous Rob, " What need of Books ? Burn all the Statutes and their shelves : They stir us up against our Kind ; And worse, against Ourselves.
Seite i - Far and near, through vale and hill, Are faces that attest the same, And kindle like a fire new stirr'd, At sound of Rob Roy's name.
Seite 229 - But the knot had been securely bound ; the wretched man sunk without effort ; the waters, which his fall had disturbed, settled calmly over him, and the unit of that life for which he had pleaded so strongly, was forever withdrawn from the sum of human existence.

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