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" When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams on the ruined central tower; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory ; When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die ; When distant Tweed is... "
The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Biography, and His Last ... - Page 325
by Walter Scott - 1833
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Home Study Circle

Seymour Eaton - 1899 - 295 pages
...of ebon and ivory ; When silver edges the imag'ry, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die ; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet...— but go alone the while — Then view St. David's ruined pile, And, home returning, soothly swear Was never scene so sad and fair." Scott made the mountains...
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Notes and Queries

Questions and answers - 1899
...canonization, ' a sore aaint to the crown.' " Annotating the couplet in 'Lay of the Last Minstrel,' ii. 1, Then go — but go alone the while — Then view St. David's ruin'd pile, Scott speaks of the description as " the wellknown observation of his successor." In 'Tales of a Grandfather,"...
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The Novels and Poems of Sir Walter Scott: Poems and ballads

Walter Scott - 1900
...buttresses, ranged along the sides of the ruins of Melrose Abbey, are, according to the Gothic style, richly When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet...alone the while — Then view St. David's ruin'd pile ; l And, home returning, soothly swear, Was never scene so sad and fair ! II. Short halt did Deloraine...
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British Poets of the Revolution Age: (Burns, Byron, Moore, Scott, Shelley ...

William Clarke Robinson - English poetry - 1900 - 188 pages
...of ebon and ivory; When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die ; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet...go, but go alone the while ; Then view St David's ruined pile, And home returning, soothly swear, Was never scene so sad and fair ! Certainly not a bad...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott - 1900 - 582 pages
...ebon and ivory; 10 When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet...grave, Then go — but go alone the while — Then view Saint David's ruined pile; And, home returning, soothly swear Was never scene so sad and fair I Short...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott - Digital images - 1900 - 582 pages
...scrolls that teach thee to live and die; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet to boot o'er the dead man's grave, Then go — but go alone the while — Then view Saint David's ruined pile; And, home returning, soothly swear Was never scene so sad and fair t Short...
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Composition and Rhetoric Based on Literary Models

Rose Mary, Kavana, Arthur Beatty - English language - 1902 - 423 pages
...of ebon and ivory ; When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die ; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet...— but go alone the while — Then view St. David's ruined pile. — SIR WALTER SCOTT, The Lay of the Last Minstrel. The fundamental quality is not expressed...
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The Influence of "Gothic" Literature on Sir Walter Scott

Walter Freye - Gothic revival (Literature) - 1902 - 63 pages
...framed of ebou and ivory When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet to hoot o'er the dead mans grave, Then go-but go alone the while — Then view St. Davids ruined pile; And, home returning,...
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Anthology of English Poetry: Beowulf to Kipling

Robert Naylor Whiteford - English poetry - 1903 - 432 pages
...of ebon and ivory ; When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to live and die ; When distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet to hoot o'er the dead man's grave, 1 5 Then go — but go alone the while — Then view Saint David's ruined pile ; And, home returning,...
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Sir Walter Scott

William Shillinglaw Crockett, Sir James Lewis Caw - Authors, Scottish - 1903 - 44 pages
...Rhymer's Glen see page 20 Then go — but go alone the while — Then view St. David's ruined pile ; And, home returning, soothly swear, Was never scene so sad and fair. Abbotsford may be called the centre of Sir Walter Scott's Country. Originally it was a small farm named...
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