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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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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - Edinburgh review (1802) - 1846 - 762 pages
...picture which he presents to the eye: " 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 while ; When the cold...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1846 - 504 pages
...meet thee no more ! MELROSE ABBEY. Ir 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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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...which he presents to the eye : — " If thou wouldsl 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, Aud each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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Anthologia oxoniensis

William Linwood - College verse - 1846 - 306 pages
...nostras degcnerasse manus ? LIX. 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 chronicles of England, France, Spain, etc, Volume 1

Jean Froissart - Great Britain - 1847
...mutilate so beautiful a design. " 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; When the cold light's uncertain shower •...
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A New and Popular Pictorial Description of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales ...

Great Britain - 1847 - 557 pages
...of Scott have described it : — " If thon woaldst view fair Melrose aright, Go vieit 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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Readings for the Young from the Works of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott - 1848
...lovely Rosabelle. MELROSE ABBEY. 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 grey. When the broken arches are black in night, O i And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold light's uncertain shower...
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History of Architecture: From the Earliest Times; Its Present Condition in ...

Louisa Caroline Tuthill - Architecture - 1848 - 426 pages
...mullions entire, and tracery broken. " 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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The moon's histories

Moon - 1848
...under my influence. " 'And would'st thou view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by my pale clear 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 my cold...
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The Crayon Miscellany

Washington Irving - Spain - 1849 - 379 pages
...opening of one of the cantos : " 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," &c. In consequence of this admonition, many of the most devout pilgrims to the rain could not...
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