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" Though stiff his hands, his voice though weak, He thought even yet, the sooth to speak. That if she loved the harp to hear, He could make music to her ear. "
The lay of the last minstrel. Illustr. ed - Page xiv
by sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1835
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Poetry for Schools: Designed for Reading and Recitation. The Whole Selected ...

Eliza Robbins - Children's poetry - 1828 - 383 pages
...good Earl Francis, dead and gone, And of liarl Walter, rest him God ! A braver ne'er to battle rode : And how full many a tale he knew, Of the old warriors of Buccleuch ; And, would the noble Dutchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott - 1831 - 490 pages
...A braver ne'er to battle roHe; And how full many a talc he knew Of the old warriors of ttuccleudi; And, would the noble duchess deign To listen to an...hand, his voice though weak, He thought, even yet, the *ooth to speak, That, if she loved the harp to hear, He could make music to her ear. The humble boon...
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
...good Earl Francis, dead and gone, And of Earl Walter, rest him God ! A braver ne'er to battle rode ; And how full many a tale he knew, Of the old warriors...deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff in hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet, the sooth to speak, That, if she loved the harp...
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The American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - Elocution - 1840 - 288 pages
...Earl Francis, dead and gone ; And of Earl Walter, rest him God ! 6 A braver ne'er to battle rode : And how full many a tale he knew Of the old warriors of Buccleuch ; And, would the noble dutchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stifl' his hand, his voice though weak, He...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume. With ...

Walter Scott - 1841 - 823 pages
...rest him, God ! A braver ne'er to battle rode ; And how full man; a tale he knew, Of the old warriorę of Buccleuch : And, would the noble Duchess deign...listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, hie voice though weak, He thought even yet, the sooth to speak, That, if she loved the harp to hear,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott - 1842 - 699 pages
...bravur ne'er to battle rode ; And luw full many a tnlo he knew, Of the old warriors of BuccL-uch : And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's Hiram, Though stitf'his hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet, the sooth to speak, That,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Containing Lay of the Last ...

Walter Scott - 1843 - 624 pages
...Earl Fusnci.-f, dead and gone, And of Earl Waltera, rest him God 1 A hraver ne'er to hattle rode : And how full many a tale he knew, Of the old warriors of Buccleuch ; And, would the nohle Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak,...
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The Poets and Poetry of England: In the Nineteenth Century

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - Authors, English - 1845 - 504 pages
...him God ! A braver ne'er to battle rode ; And bow full many a tale he knew, Of the old \\.arri.ir-i of Buccleuch ; And, would the noble duchess deign To listen to an old mail's strain, Though stilf his hand, his voice though weak ; He thought, even yet, the sooth to speak,...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - English poetry - 1849 - 395 pages
...braver ne'er to battle rode : And how, full many a tale be know, Of the old warriors of Buccleugh ; And, would the noble duchess deign To listen to an...voice though weak, He thought even yet, the sooth to apeak, That, if she loved the harp to hear, He could make music to her ear. The humble boon was soon...
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North American Second Class Reader: The Fourth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - Readers - 1850 - 276 pages
...Began to rise his minstrel pride ; And he began to talk, anon, Of good Earl Francis, dead and gone, And how full many a tale he knew Of the old warriors of Buccleugh ; And, would the noble duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand,...
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