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" If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight; For the gay beams of lightsome day, Gild, but to flout, the ruins grey. "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 231
1805
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 14

1847
...description of Melrose Abbey. ' If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go, visit it by the pale moonlight ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white; When the cold...
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Popular Voyages and Travels Throughout the Continent & Islands of Europe: In ...

Mrs. Jamieson (Frances Thurtle) - Costume - 1820 - 506 pages
...Walter Scott's lines upon this abbey: " If thou wonldst \iew fair Melrose aright Go visit it by the pale moonlight; .For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild,...to flout the ruins grey. . , When the broken arches are black in night, And each shaded oriel glimmers white ; When buttress and buttress alternately,...
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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
...LAST MINSTREL. CANTO SECOND. I. IF thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white; When the cold...
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Description of the Abbeys of Melrose and Old Melrose, with Their Traditions

John Bower (of Melrose.) - Melrose (Scottish Borders, Scotland) - 1822 - 125 pages
...ruins of Meirose Abbey, says—- If thou would st view fair Meirose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild,...but to flout, the ruins grey. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold lights uncertain shower Streams...
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The Poetical Common-place Book: Consisting of an Original Selection of ...

English poetry - 1822 - 388 pages
...MELKOSE ABBEY. SIR WALTER SCOTT. IF thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild but to flout the ruins gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 20

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...the far-famed temple of the Sibyl : If thou wouklst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild but to flout the ruins gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted Oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 20

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...the far-famed temple of the Sibyl : If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild but to flout the rums gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted Oriel glimmers white ; When...
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1823
...THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO SECOND. I. IF thou wouM'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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Body and Soul, Volume 2

George Wilkins - Christianity - 1823
...the recommendation of the poet : " If thou wouldst see fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout the ruins gray." Accordingly the travellers presented themselves before the Abbey about the same time that William...
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The natural and artificial wonders of the United Kingdom, by J ..., Volume 3

sir Richard Phillips - 1825
...whole scene he thus writes : — If thou would'at view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild,...but to flout, the ruins grey. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold light's uncertain shower...
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