Sir Walter Scott
The Vision Of Don Roderick by Sir Walter Scott

The Vision Of Don Roderick by Sir Walter Scott

Introduction. I. Lives there a strain, whose sounds of mounting fire May rise distinguished o'er the din of war; Or died it with yon Master of the Lyre Who sung beleaguered ...

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The Lord Of The Isles: Canto Vi. by Sir Walter Scott

The Lord Of The Isles: Canto Vi. by Sir Walter Scott

I. O who, that shared them, ever shall forget The emotions of the spirit-rousing time, When breathless in the mart the couriers met, Early and late, at evening and at prime; ...

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The Lady Of The Lake: Canto Ii. – The Island by Sir Walter Scott

The Lady Of The Lake: Canto Ii. – The Island by Sir Walter Scott

I. At morn the black-cock trims his jetty wing, 'T is morning prompts the linnet's blithest lay, All Nature's children feel the matin spring Of life reviving, with reviving ...

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The Bridal Of Triermain by Sir Walter Scott

The Bridal Of Triermain by Sir Walter Scott

Introduction. I. Come Lucy! while 'tis morning hour The woodland brook we needs must pass; So, ere the sun assume his power, We shelter in our poplar bower, Where dew lies ...

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Rokeby: Canto Vi. by Sir Walter Scott

Rokeby: Canto Vi. by Sir Walter Scott

I. The summer sun, whose early power Was wont to gild Matilda's bower, And rouse her with his matin ray Her duteous orisons to pay, That morning sun has three times seen The ...

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Rokeby: Canto V. by Sir Walter Scott

Rokeby: Canto V. by Sir Walter Scott

I. The sultry summer day is done, The western hills have hid the sun, But mountain peak and village spire Retain reflection of his fire. Old Barnard's towers are purple ...

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Marmion: Canto V. – The Court by Sir Walter Scott

Marmion: Canto V. – The Court by Sir Walter Scott

I. The train has left the hills of Braid; The barrier guard have open made (So Lindesay bade) the palisade, That closed the tented ground; Their men the warders backward ...

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Answer by Sir Walter Scott

Answer by Sir Walter Scott

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!To all the sensual world proclaim,One crowded hour of glorious lifeIs worth an age without a name.

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My Native Land by Sir Walter Scott

My Native Land by Sir Walter Scott

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,Who never to himself hath said,This is my own, my native land!Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd,As home his footsteps he hath ...

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Coronach by Sir Walter Scott

Coronach by Sir Walter Scott

He is gone on the mountain,He is lost to the forest,Like a summer-dried fountain,When our need was the sorest.The font, reappearing,From the rain-drops shall borrow,But to us ...

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Sound, Sound The Clarion by Sir Walter Scott

Sound, Sound The Clarion by Sir Walter Scott

Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife!To all the sensual world proclaim,One crowded hour of glorious lifeIs worth an age without a name.

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Hunter’s Song by Sir Walter Scott

Hunter’s Song by Sir Walter Scott

The toils are pitched, and the stakes are set, Ever sing merrily, merrily; The bows they bend, and the knives they whet, Hunters live so cheerily. It was a stag, a stag of ten, ...

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It Was An English Ladye Bright by Sir Walter Scott

It Was An English Ladye Bright by Sir Walter Scott

It was an English ladye bright, (The sun shines fair on Carlisle wall,) And she would marry a Scottish knight, For Love will still be lord of all. Blithely they ...

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Lucy Ashton’s Song by Sir Walter Scott

Lucy Ashton’s Song by Sir Walter Scott

Look not thou on beauty's charming; Sit thou still when kings are arming; Taste not when the wine-cup glistens; Speak not when the people listens; Stop thine ear against the ...

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Breathes There The Man… From The Lay Of The Last Minstrel by Sir Walter Scott

Breathes There The Man… From The Lay Of The Last Minstrel by Sir Walter Scott

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,Who never to himself hath said,'This is my own, my native land!'Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned,As home his footsteps he hath ...

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To A Lock Of Hair by Sir Walter Scott

To A Lock Of Hair by Sir Walter Scott

Thy hue, dear pledge, is pure and brightAs in that well - remember'd nightWhen first thy mystic braid was wove,And first my Agnes whisper'd love.Since then how often hast thou ...

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A Serenade by Sir Walter Scott

A Serenade by Sir Walter Scott

Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh The sun has left the lea, The orange-flower perfumes the bower, The breeze is on the sea. The lark, his lay who trill’d all day, Sits hush’d his ...

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An Hour With Thee by Sir Walter Scott

An Hour With Thee by Sir Walter Scott

An hour with thee! When earliest day Dapples with gold the eastern gray, Oh, what can frame my mind to bear The toil and turmoil, cark and care, New griefs, which coming hours ...

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Hunting Song by Sir Walter Scott

Hunting Song by Sir Walter Scott

Waken, lords and ladies gay,On the mountain dawns the day;All the jolly chase is hereWith hawk and horse and hunting-spear,Hounds are in their couples yelling,Hawks are whistling, ...

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Border Ballad by Sir Walter Scott

Border Ballad by Sir Walter Scott

March, march, Ettrick and Teviotdale, Why the deil dinna ye march forward in order! March, march, Eskdale and Liddesdale, All the Blue Bonnets are bound for the Border. Many a ...

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Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott

Lochinvar by Sir Walter Scott

O young Lochinvar is come out of the west,Through all the wide Border his steed was the best;And save his good broadsword he weapons had none,He rode all unarm'd, and he rode all ...

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Macgregor’s Gathering by Sir Walter Scott

Macgregor’s Gathering by Sir Walter Scott

The moon's on the lake, and the mist's on the brae, And the Clan has a name that is nameless by day; Then gather, gather, gather Grigalach! Gather, gather, gather Grigalach! Our ...

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The Truth Of Woman by Sir Walter Scott

The Truth Of Woman by Sir Walter Scott

Woman's faith, and woman's trust -Write the characters in the dust;Stamp them on the running stream,Print them on the moon's pale beam,And each evanescent letterShall be clearer, ...

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On Tweed River by Sir Walter Scott

On Tweed River by Sir Walter Scott

Merrily swim we, the moon shines bright,Both current and ripple are dancing in light.We have roused the night raven, I heard him croakAs we plashed along beneath the oakThat ...

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The Lady Of The Lake: Canto 1 (Excerpt) by Sir Walter Scott

The Lady Of The Lake: Canto 1 (Excerpt) by Sir Walter Scott

SONG Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking: Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking. In our isle's ...

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Eleu Loro by Sir Walter Scott

Eleu Loro by Sir Walter Scott

Where shall the lover rest Whom the fates sever From his true maiden’s breast Parted for ever? Where, through groves deep and high Sounds the far billow, Where early violets die ...

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The Rover’s Adieu by Sir Walter Scott

The Rover’s Adieu by Sir Walter Scott

weary lot is thine, fair maid,A weary lot is thine!To pull the thorn thy brow to braid,And press the rue for wine.A lightsome eye, a soldier's mien,A feather of the blue,A doublet ...

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Brignall Banks by Sir Walter Scott

Brignall Banks by Sir Walter Scott

O, Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there, Would grace a summer queen: And as I rode by Dalton Hall, Beneath the turrets ...

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Bonny Dundee by Sir Walter Scott

Bonny Dundee by Sir Walter Scott

To the Lords of Convention ’twas Claver’se who spoke. ‘Ere the King’s crown shall fall there are crowns to be broke; So let each Cavalier who loves honour and me, Come follow the ...

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Rosabelle by Sir Walter Scott

Rosabelle by Sir Walter Scott

O listen, listen, ladies gay! No haughty feat of arms I tell; Soft is the note, and sad the lay That mourns the lovely Rosabelle. ‘Moor, moor the barge, ye gallant crew! And, ...

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County Guy by Sir Walter Scott

County Guy by Sir Walter Scott

Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh,The sun has left the lea,The orange flower perfumes the bower,The breeze is on the sea.The lark his lay who thrill'd all daySits hush'd his ...

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Ancient Gaelic Melody by Sir Walter Scott

Ancient Gaelic Melody by Sir Walter Scott

I.Birds of omen dark and foul,Night-crow, raven, bat, and owl,Leave the sick man to his dream - All night long he heard you scream.Haste to cave and ruin'd tower,Ivy tod, or ...

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Harp Of The North, Farewell! by Sir Walter Scott

Harp Of The North, Farewell! by Sir Walter Scott

Harp of the North, farewell! The hills grow dark, On purple peaks a deeper shade descending; In twilight copse the glow-worm lights her spark, The deer, half-seen, are to the ...

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Datur Hora Quieti by Sir Walter Scott

Datur Hora Quieti by Sir Walter Scott

The sun upon the lake is low,The wild birds hush their song,The hills have evening's deepest glow,Yet Leonard tarries long.Now all whom varied toil and careFrom home and love ...

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Love by Sir Walter Scott

Love by Sir Walter Scott

In peace, Love tunes the shepherd’s reed;In war, he mounts the warrior’s steed;In halls, in gay attire is seen;In hamlets, dances on the green.Love rules the court, the camp, the ...

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Pibroch Of Donail Dhu by Sir Walter Scott

Pibroch Of Donail Dhu by Sir Walter Scott

Pibroch of Donuil Dhu,Pibroch of Donuil,Wake thy wild voice anew,Summon Clan-Conuil.Come away, come away,Hark to the summons!Come in your war array,Gentles and commons.Come from ...

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Patriotism 01 Innominatus by Sir Walter Scott

Patriotism 01 Innominatus by Sir Walter Scott

BREATHES there the man with soul so dead,Who never to himself hath said, 'This is my own, my native land!'Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'dAs home his footsteps he hath ...

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Patriotism 2. Nelson, Pitt, Fox by Sir Walter Scott

Patriotism 2. Nelson, Pitt, Fox by Sir Walter Scott

TO mute and to material things New life revolving summer brings; The genial call dead Nature hears, And in her glory reappears. But oh, my Country's wintry state What second ...

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Bonaparte by Sir Walter Scott

Bonaparte by Sir Walter Scott

From a rude isle, his ruder lineage came.The spark, that, from a suburb hovel's hearth Ascending, wraps some capital in flame,Hath not a meaner or more sordid birth. And for the ...

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The Lady Of The Lake: Canto 5 (Excerpt) by Sir Walter Scott

The Lady Of The Lake: Canto 5 (Excerpt) by Sir Walter Scott

"Have, then, thy wish!"--he whistled shrill, And he was answer'd from the hill; Wild as the scream of the curlew, From crag to crag the signal flew. Instant, through ...

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Death Chant by Sir Walter Scott

Death Chant by Sir Walter Scott

Viewless essence, thin and bare,Well nigh melted into air,Still with fondness hovering nearThe earthly form thou once didst wear,Pause upon thy pinion's flight;Be thy course to ...

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Jock Of Hazeldean by Sir Walter Scott

Jock Of Hazeldean by Sir Walter Scott

Why weep ye by the tide, ladie? Why weep ye by the tide? I'll wed ye to my youngest son, And ye sall be his bride: And ye sall be his bride, ladie, Sae comely to be seen"-- But ...

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Lullaby Of An Infant Chief by Sir Walter Scott

Lullaby Of An Infant Chief by Sir Walter Scott

hush thee, my babie, thy sire was a knight,Thy mother a lady, both lovely and bright;The woods and the glens, from the towers which we see,They all are belonging, dear babie, to ...

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Where Shall The Lover Rest by Sir Walter Scott

Where Shall The Lover Rest by Sir Walter Scott

Where shall the lover rest Whom the fates sever From the true maiden's breast, Parted for ever?-- Where, through groves deep and high, Sounds the fair billow, Where early violets ...

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Patriotism 1. Innominatus by Sir Walter Scott

Patriotism 1. Innominatus by Sir Walter Scott

BREATHES there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, 'This is my own, my native land!' Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd As home his footsteps he ...

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On Leaving Mrs. Brown’s Lodgings by Sir Walter Scott

On Leaving Mrs. Brown’s Lodgings by Sir Walter Scott

So goodbye, Mrs. Brown, I am going out of town, Over dale, over down, Where bugs bite not, Where lodgers fight not, Where below your chairmen drink not, Where beside your gutters ...

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The Lay Of The Last Minstrel: Canto 6 (Excerpt) by Sir Walter Scott

The Lay Of The Last Minstrel: Canto 6 (Excerpt) by Sir Walter Scott

6-O listen, listen, ladies gay!No haughty feat of arms I tell;Soft is the note, and sad the lay,That mourns the lovely Rosabelle."Moor, moor the barge, ye gallant crew!And, gentle ...

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Cadyow Castle by Sir Walter Scott

Cadyow Castle by Sir Walter Scott

Addressed to the Right Hon. Lady Anne Hamilton.When princely Hamilton's abodeEnnobled Cadyow's Gothic towers,The song went round, the goblet flow'd,,And revel sped the laughing ...

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The Outlaw by Sir Walter Scott

The Outlaw by Sir Walter Scott

O, Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there, Would grace a summer queen: And as I rode by Dalton Hall, Beneath ...

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The Lady Of The Lake: Canto 3 (Excerpt) by Sir Walter Scott

The Lady Of The Lake: Canto 3 (Excerpt) by Sir Walter Scott

CORONACH He is gone on the mountain, He is lost to the forest, Like a summer-dried fountain, When our need was the sorest. The font, reappearing, From the ...

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