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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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Poetical works. With a biogr. and critical memoir by F.T. Palgrave

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1866
...Earl Francis, t 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 of Buccleuch : And, would the noble Duche╗s deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought...
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Grammatical analysis

Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1866
...therefore doubt To God or thee, because we have a foe May tempt it, I expected not to hear.—Milton. 8. And would the noble duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, 9. Though justice be thy plea, consider this, That, in the course of justice, none of us Should see...
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Poetical Works, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1867 - 559 pages
...braver ne'er to battle rode ; And how full many a talc he knew, Of the old warriors of I'uccleuch : And. would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an...strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, I Ie thought even yet. the sooth to speak, That, if she loved the harp to hear, He could make music...
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott. Illustr. by F. Gilbert

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1868
...Ituccleuch, father of the Duchess. 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 of liuccleuch ; And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen toan old imm's strain. Though stiff his hand,...
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The lady of the lake, The lord of the Isles ,The lay of the last minstrel ...

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1868
...good Earl Francis, f 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 of Bucclench : And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand,...
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The book of poetry for schools and families [ed.] by W. Davis

William Davis (B.A.) - 1869 - 184 pages
...kindness had his wants supplied, And the old man was gratified, Began to rise his minstrel pride : And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an...stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought e'en yet, the sooth to speak, That, if she loved the harp to hear, He could make music to her ear....
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Practical text-book of grammatical analysis

William Stewart Ross - English language - 1870 - 56 pages
...Lords' amendment in the division to which I now ask the House to proceed. — Right Son. John Bright. And would the noble duchess deign To listen to an...stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought e'en yet, the sooth to speak, That if she loved the harp to hear, He could make music to her ear. —...
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Sir Walter Scott: the Story of His Life

Robert Shelton Mackenzie - Authors, Scottish - 1871 - 488 pages
...harper after he enters Newark Castle, his renewed confidence, which induces him to intimate, that, " Would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though still' his hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet, the sooth to speak, That, if she loved...
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Poems. Ed., with notes, by W.S. Dalgleish

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1871
...of this sentence is peculiar, inasmuch as it contains two clauses of condition. Construe thus : 1. Would the noble Duchess deign to listen to an old man's strain. (First clause of condition, dependenton 3. ) 2. Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak. (Clauses...
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1872 - 665 pages
...good Earl Francis, dead and gone, And of Earl Walter, rest him, God I A braver ne'er to battle rode ; And how full many a tale he knew, Of the old warriors...strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thoaght even yet, the sooth to speak, That, if she loved the harp to hear, He could make music to her...
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