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" Seemed to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy. Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the Bards was he. Who sung of Border chivalry: For, welladay! "
English Poetry and Poets - Seite 361
von Sarah Warner Brooks - 1890 - 506 Seiten
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The American Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Band 2

1840
...figures being such as had been used by all his predecessors, or were of easy occurrence, such as— "No more on prancing palfrey borne, He carolled light as lark at morn." In Byron's higher flights, Comparison usually appears inwoven with general reflection, as is strikingly...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume. With ...

Walter Scott - 1841 - 823 Seiten
...long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His witherM cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd , and could no ways be seen or comprehended, but vanished awa) as he had been a blink of the 1 " Tb« chief excellence of The Lay consists in the beanty of tbe descriptions of local scenery, and...
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation : the Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - 1842 - 348 Seiten
...long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; His withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...For, well-a-day ! their date was fled, His tuneful, brethern all were dead, And he, neglected and oppressed, Wished to be with them and at rest. No more,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott - 1842 - 699 Seiten
...and tresses gray*, Seem'd lo have known a better day; The hnrpY his sole remaining joy, Was earned by an orphan boy. The last of all the Bards was he,...tuneful brethren all were dead; And he, neglected and oppress'd, Wish'd to be with them, and at rest No more on prancing palfrey borne, He caroll'd, light...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Containing Lay of the Last ...

Walter Scott - 1843 - 624 Seiten
...hetter day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried hy an orphan hoy. The last of all the hards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry ; For, well-a-day ! their date was fled, His tuneful hrethren all were dead ; And he, neglected and oppressed. Wished to be with them, and at rest. No more,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; His withered cheek and tresses gray, Seemed ing ordered the corporal to go early in the morning for a e No more on prancing palfry borne, He carolled, light as lark at morn ; No longer courted and caressed,...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Band 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1844
...long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...tuneful brethren all were dead ; And he, neglected and oppress'd, Wish'd to be with them, and at rest ! No more, on prancing palfrey borne, He carol1'd, light...
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Cyclopædia of English literature, Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...minstrel was infirm and old ; His withered cheek and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better dey ; el sun Can pierce the war-clouds, rolling dun, Where furious Frank and fiery Hun Shout in ; Kor, well-a-day ! their date was fled ; His tuneful brethren all were dead ; And he, neglected and...
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Russell's American Elocutionist

William Russell - 1844 - 380 Seiten
...long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek and tresses gray Seem'd to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy." A very common form of iambic verse, is the quatrain or stanza of four lines, in which the rhyme occurs...
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The Living Age, Band 317

1923
...long, the wind was cold. The minstrel was infirm and old: His withered cheek and tresses gray Seemed to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy. Was carried by an orphan boy. . . . Again, there is his description of Melrose Abbey : — If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright,...
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