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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 Scotsman's Library: Being a Collection of Anecdotes and Facts ...

James Mitchell - Scotland - 1825 - 740 pages
...whole scene he thus writes : — 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 grey. When the broken arches are black in night, Ami each shafted oriel glimmer« white; When the cold light's uncertain ihower...
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The picture of Scotland

Robert Chambers - Scotland - 1827
...in his Lay of the Last Minstrel. If thou would'st 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 dark in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; * In the drawing...
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The Poetical Melange

English poetry - 1828
...and all in all. ON MELROSE ABBEY. 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 rains gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - American poetry - 1830 - 480 pages
...thoughts and feelings. MELROSE ABBEY. 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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The Schoolmaster, and Edinburgh Weekly Magazine, Volumes 1-2

Scottish periodicals - 1832
...know the hour, and the guide too. If thou wouldst view fuir 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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Finden's Landscape Illustrations to Mr. Murray's First Complete ..., Parts 1-15

William Finden, William Brockedon - 1832 - 102 pages
...MELROSE, FROM A DRAWING BY G. BARRET. " If thou wouldst view Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light, For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild but to flout the ruins grey." Lay of the last Minstrel. EDINBURGH CROSS, FROM A DRAWING BY G. CATTERMOLE, SKETCHED BY J. SKENE, Esq....
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The Landscape Album; Or, Great Britain Illustrated ...

Thomas Moule - Great Britain - 1832
...a very remarkable degree : — " If thou would'st 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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Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham & Northumberland, illustr. from drawings by ...

Thomas Rose (topographical writer.) - 1832
...of the Northern Minstrel : — " Wouldst thou view this fair Abbey 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...
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Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland, Illustrated ..., Volume 1

Thomas Rose - Cumberland (England) - 1832 - 220 pages
...of the Northern Minstrel : — " Wouldst thou view this fair Abbey 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...
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The Border Magazine, Volume 2

English literature - 1833
...ABBEY. BY DELLA CRUSCA. If them wouldst view fair Mclrose aright, G« visit it by the pale moon's light, For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout the ruins grey. SIR WALTER SCOTT. FAIR Abbey, thou art beautiful ! Though time's strong hand hath torn The deckings...
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