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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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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...CRABBE. MELROSE ABBEY AS IT IS. 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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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...— [Description of Mdrox Abbey."} If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale less pleasing to behold Than dreary gray. When the broken arches are black in ni«ht, And each shafted oriel glimmers white; When the cold...
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 25

Periodicals - 1844
...ABBEY. PRESENT APPEARANCE OF THE RUINS. If thon wonldst view fair Melrose aright Go visit it by the pale moonlight; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the rains grey. "When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white; When...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: With Ballads, Songs, and Miscellaneous Poems

Walter Scott - Scottish poetry - 1845 - 352 pages
...LAST MINSTREL. CANTO SECOND. I. IF thou would'st view fair Mclrose 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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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 pages
...meet thee no more ! MELROSE ABBEY. IF thou wouldst view fair Mclrose 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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Travels in Europe and the East ...: In the Years 1834, '35, '36, '37, '38 ...

Valentine Mott - Europe - 1845 - 452 pages
...author of Ivanhoe thus speaks : " 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. " From thence we proceeded a little farther on to Dryburg Abbey, where all that there is of mortal...
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A Transatlantic Tour: Comprising Travels in Great Britain, France, Holland ...

William Coombs Dana - Europe - 1845 - 391 pages
...realization of the poet's description. " 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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Rural sketches and poems, chiefly relating to Cleveland

John Walker Ord - Cleveland (England) - 1845 - 80 pages
...fragment that has dropt from his pen : — "If thou wouldst view 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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Chambers' Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts, Volume 10

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - 1846
...accepted sacrifice. MELROSE ABBEY. IP 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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Anthologia oxoniensis

William Linwood - College verse - 1846 - 306 pages
...nostras degenerasse manus ? JGL LX. 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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