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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 lay of the last minstrel. Illustr. ed

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1835
...THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO SECOND. I. 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...
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Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

Washington Irving - Abbotsford - 1835 - 249 pages
...opening of one of the cantos : — " If thou wouldstview fair Melrose aright, Go, visit it by the pale moonlight; For the gay beams of lightsome day, Gild but to flout the ruins gray,-" &c. In consequence of this admonition, many of the most devout pilgrims to the ruin could not...
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Sketches of Society in Great Britain and Irleand, Volumes 1-2

Charles Samuel Stewart - Great Britain - 1835
...— " If thou woulds't view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight ; ABBOTSFORD. 77 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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Illustrations of the scenery on the line of the Whitby and Pickering railway ...

Henry Belcher (of Whitby.) - Yorkshire (England) - 1836
...himself delighted with the scene. — But the evening and moonlight effects are undoubtedly the finest, " When the broken arches arc black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white," When we may hear the "Owlet hoot o'er the dead man's grave," and the low murmur of the waves beneath, forming...
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Landscape-historical Illustrations of Scotland, and the Waverley ..., Volume 2

George Newenham Wright - Engraving, English - 1836
...signifying, royal or chief. MELROSE ABBEY. " If them wouUUt 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." SCOTT. [Мопачегу, Vol. I. p. 12. " As, strong in his feelings of duty, Father Eustace...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 44

Scotland - 1838
...much better than Walter Scott. " If Ihou 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. 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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Harrison's monthly collection [Formerly The monthly collection of tales. Ed ...

...meets with his disapproval : — "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. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white." " The second couplet," quoth Christie,...
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The Fourth Reader: For the Use of Schools

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Readers - 1839 - 312 pages
...of an ancient Abbey in Scotland. IP 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 THE SET OF DIAMONDS. 137 When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 27

1840
...CHAPTER I. Love and moonlight. " 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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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume. With ...

Walter Scott - 1841 - 823 pages
...ftajlt fSLlnttrtl CANTO SECOND. IF thon would'st view fair Melrosc aright,1 Go visit it I iy 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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