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Walter Scott (1771 – 1832)


Prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time.
Walter Scott
I was not always a man of woe.
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So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war,
There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.
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My dear, be a good man — be virtuous — be religious — be a good man. Nothing else will give you any comfort when you come to lie here. ...God bless you all.




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The eye of the yeoman and peasant sought in vain the tall form of old Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley, as, wrapped in his laced cloak, and with beard and whiskers duly composed, he moved slowly through the aisles, followed be the faithful mastiff, or bloodhound, which in old time had saved his master by his fidelity, and which regularly followed him to church. Bevis indeed, fell under the proverb which avers, ‘He is a good dog, which goes to church’; for, bating an occasional temptation to warble along with the accord, he behaved himself as decorously as any of the congregation, and returned much edified, perhaps, as most of them.
Scott Walter
O, Woman! in our hours of ease,
Uncertain, coy, and hard to please,
And variable as the shade
By the light quivering aspen made;
When pain and anguish wring the brow,
A ministering angel thou!
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To all, to each, a fair good-night,
And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light!
Walter Scott
Spur not an unbroken horse; put not your plowshare too deep into new land.
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Where, where was Roderick then!
One blast upon his bugle-horn
Were worth a thousand men.
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November’s sky is chill and drear,
November’s leaf is red and sear.
Scott Walter
Within that awful volume lies
The mystery, of mysteries!
Walter Scott
Pride and jealousy there was in his eye, for his life had been spent in asserting rights which were constantly liable to invasion; and the prompt, fiery, and resolute disposition of the man, had been kept constantly upon the alert by the circumstances of his situation.




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A light on Marmion’s visage spread,
And fired his glazing eye:
With dying hand, above his head,
He shook the fragment of his blade,
And shouted "Victory!-
Charge, Chester, charge! On, Stanley, on!"
Were the last words of Marmion.
Walter Scott
when we had a king, and a chancellor, and parliament-men o' our ain, we could aye peeble them wi' stanes when they werena gude bairns - But naebody's nails can reach the length o' Lunnon.
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As old as the hills.
Scott Walter
Thy hue, dear pledge, is pure and bright
As in that well-remember'd night
When first thy mystic braid was wove,
And first my Agnes whisper'd love.
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Like the dew on the mountain,
Like the foam on the river,
Like the bubble on the fountain,
Thou art gone, and forever!
Walter Scott
Steady of heart, and stout of hand.
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"Alas! fair Rowena," returned De Bracy, "you are in presence of your captive, not your jailor; and it is from your fair eyes that De Bracy must receive that doom which you fondly expect from him."
Walter Scott
War's a fearsome thing. They'll be cunning that catches me at this wark again.
Scott Walter
The rose is fairest when 't is budding new,
And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew,
And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.


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