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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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The Romantic National Tale and the Question of Ireland

Ina Ferris - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 205 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...dead man's grave, Then go - but go alone the while. (2: 3-15) No longer a scene of ruination, this is a ruin scene and a deeply melancholy one, shot through...
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Selected Poems

Walter Scott - Literary Collections - 2003 - 253 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...alone the while Then view St David's ruin'd pile; And, home returning, soothly swear, Was never scene so sad and fair! CANTO FOURTH i Sweet Teviot! on...
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Victorian Photography and Literary Nostalgia

Helen Groth, Lecturer Department of English Helen Groth - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 244 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...alone the while — Then view St David's ruin'd pile; And, home returning, sootbly swear, Was never scene so sad and fair!4* 4* Scott, Poetical Works, 44-3....
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Romanticism: Romanticism and the margins

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - European literature - 2006 - 394 pages
...shafted oriel glimmers white; When the cold lights' uncertain shower Streams on the ruined central tower; 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; (Lay 2: 1-8, 13-16) Inviting his readers to know "what should ne'er be known,"...
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Sunny Memories in Foreign Lands, Volume 1

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Travel - 2006 - 400 pages
...the daytime we had criticized Walter Scott's moonlight description in the lines which say, — " The distant Tweed is heard to rave, And the owlet to hoot o'er the dead man's grave." " We hear nothing of the Tweed, at any rate," said we ; " that must be a poetic license." But now at...
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