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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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Crayon miscellany

Washington Irving - Astoria (Or.) - 1849
...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 ruin could not...
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The Christian pilot and gospel moralist, ed. by G. Harris, Volume 1

George Harris - 1849
...immortalized by the "Wizard of the North." " If thou would'st 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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The second Poetical reading book, compiled, with notes, by W. McLeod

Walter McLeod - 1850
...land."— Gazetteer of Scotland. 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 2 glimmers white ; When the...
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - English poetry - 1850 - 760 pages
...meet rest, again began. CANTO II. I. Ir thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale ], gray. When the broken arches are black in night And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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Black's Picturesque Tourist of Scotland

Scotland - 1851 - 543 pages
...in the words of Sir W. Scott, " 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, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold light's uncertain shower...
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My First Visit to Europe: Or, Sketches of Society, Scenery, and Antiquities ...

Andrew Dickinson - France - 1851 - 214 pages
...gone. Look at the night-scene: " 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 speaker: or, Miscellaneous pieces selected from the best English writers ...

William Enfield, James Pycroft - 1851
...array. CHAPTER XXXVII. MELKOSE ABBEY, IF thou \vouldst 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 Baptist children's magazine (ed. by J.F. Winks).

Joseph Foulkes Winks - 1836
...rind. DE. BREWEB. MELEOSE 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...
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Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1851
...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 ruin could not...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1851 - 746 pages
...sung. DESCRIPTION OF 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 gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white; When tlie cold...
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