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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, well-a-day ! their date was fled, His tuneful brethren all were dead ; And he, neglected... "
The lay of the last minstrel, a poem - Page 11
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1806
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Readings in poetry: a selection from the best English poets, from Spenser to ...

1843
...desert lone ' Revenge for blood and treachery P " THE AGED MINSTREL. From THK LAY or THE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; Seemed to have known a belter day; His withered cheek, and tresses grey, The harp, his sole remaining...
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The Living Age, Volume 317

1923
...itself in his prosaic temperament. His most celebrated lines show the quality of his composition : — The way was long, the wind was cold. The minstrel...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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...tale, and j tended greatly to cause the popularity of the poem. The minstrel is thus described : — that light shall glow On Linden's hills of stained...flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly. Tie mom, but scarce dey ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was...
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Russell's American Elocutionist

William Russell - Elocution - 1844 - 380 pages
...eight syllables in each line, (called therefore octosyllabic,) of which the following is an example : " The way was 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,...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - English essays - 1844
...confirmation of these remarks, we give a considerable part of the introduction to the whole poem : — " The way was 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...
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A System of English Grammar

1845 - 168 pages
...roused by lute or horn, she wakes, And far away, o'er lawns and lakes, Goes answering LIGHT. Idem, 9. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. Scott. 10. O Caledonia ! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic child! Land of brown heath and shaggy...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: With Ballads, Songs, and Miscellaneous Poems

Walter Scott - Scottish poetry - 1845 - 352 pages
...the personages actually flourished. The time occupied by the action is three Nights and Three Days. 1 THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO FIRST. INTRODUCTION....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,...
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Elocution: Or, Mental and Vocal Philosophy: Involving the Principles of ...

C. P. Bronson - Elocution - 1845 - 387 pages
...wind was cold, The minstrel — was infirm, and old ; Hi* wither'd cheek — and tresses gray, Heem'd to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried— by an orphan boy." Ve et the tender office Innf engage, To rnck the cradle of reposing ajrt ; iVirh lenient arts — extend...
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The modern poetical speaker; or, A collection of pieces adapted for ...

Fanny Bury Palliser - 1845
...restore, And eyelids that are seal'd in death Shall wake, to close no more, PEABODY. THE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was 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...
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The Poets and Poetry of England, in the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 pages
...the Rhine ; Their tasks the busy sewers ply, And all is mirth and revelry. THE LAST MINSTREL. Tn , way was long, the wind was cold. The minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd check and tresses gray Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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