The Ride To Melrose, From The Lay Of The Last Minstrel. By Sir Walter Scott

The Ride To Melrose, From The Lay Of The Last Minstrel. CANTO I.XIX. The Lady sought the lofty hall, Where many a bold retainer lay,…

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The Dying Bard By Sir Walter Scott

The Dying Bard I. Dinas Emlinn, lament; for the moment is nigh, When mute in the woodlands thine echoes shall die: No more by sweet…

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On Tweed River By Sir Walter Scott

On Tweed River Merrily swim we, the moon shines bright, Both current and ripple are dancing in light. We have roused the night raven, I…

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Hellvellyn By Sir Walter Scott

Hellvellyn I climbed the dark brow of the mighty Hellvellyn, Lakes and mountains beneath me gleamed misty and wide; All was still, save by fits,…

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A Serenade By Sir Walter Scott

A Serenade Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh The sun has left the lea, The orange-flower perfumes the bower, The breeze is on the…

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The Lord Of The Isles Canto V. By Sir Walter Scott

The Lord Of The Isles Canto V. I. On fair Loch-Ranza stream’d the early day, Thin wreaths of cottage-smoke are upward curl’d From the lone…

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Song — County Guy By Sir Walter Scott

Song — County Guy Ah! County Guy, the hour is nigh, The sun has left the lea, The orange flower perfumes the bower, The breeze…

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Marmion Canto V. – The Court By Sir Walter Scott

Marmion Canto V. – The Court I. The train has left the hills of Braid; The barrier guard have open made (So Lindesay bade) the…

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Donald Caird’s Come Again By Sir Walter Scott

Donald Caird’s Come Again Chorus Donald Caird’s come again! Donald Caird’s come again! Tell the news in brugh and glen, Donald Caird’s come again! Donald…

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Thomas The Rhymer By Sir Walter Scott

Thomas The Rhymer Part First Ancient True Thomas lay on Huntlie bank; A ferlie he spied wi’ his ee; And there he saw a lady…

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The Lay Of Poor Louise By Sir Walter Scott

The Lay Of Poor Louise Ah, poor Louise! the livelong day She roams from cot to castle gay; And still her voice and viol say,…

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Rokeby Canto Iv. By Sir Walter Scott

Rokeby Canto Iv. I. When Denmark’s raven soar’d on high, Triumphant through Northumbrian sky, Till, hovering near, her fatal croak Bade Reged’s Britons dread the…

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Lullaby Of An Infant Chief By Sir Walter Scott

Lullaby Of An Infant Chief hush thee, my babie, thy sire was a knight, Thy mother a lady, both lovely and bright; The woods and…

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Cadyow Castle By Sir Walter Scott

Cadyow Castle Addressed to the Right Hon. Lady Anne Hamilton. When princely Hamilton’s abode Ennobled Cadyow’s Gothic towers, The song went round, the goblet flow’d,,…

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The Resolve By Sir Walter Scott

The Resolve In Imitation of An Old English Poem My wayward fate I needs must plain, Though bootless be the theme; I loved, and was…

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The Dreary Change {The Sun Upon The Weirdlaw Hill} By Sir Walter Scott

The Dreary Change {the Sun Upon The Weirdlaw Hill} The sun upon the Weirdlaw Hill, In Ettrick’s vale, is sinking sweet; The westland wind is…

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

On Leaving Mrs. Brown’s Lodgings So goodbye, Mrs. Brown, I am going out of town, Over dale, over down, Where bugs bite not, Where lodgers…

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Hunting Song By Sir Walter Scott

Hunting Song Waken, lords and ladies gay, On the mountain dawns the day; All the jolly chase is here With hawk and horse and hunting-spear,…

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Wandering Willie By Sir Walter Scott

Wandering Willie All joy was bereft me the day that you left me, And climb’d the tall vessel to sail yon wide sea; O weary…

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The Lord Of The Isles Canto Iii. By Sir Walter Scott

The Lord Of The Isles Canto Iii. I. Hast thou not mark’d, when o’er thy startled head Sudden and deep the thunder-peal has roll’d, How…

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Soldier, Wake By Sir Walter Scott

Soldier, Wake Soldier, wake – the day is peeping, Honour ne’er was won in sleeping, Never when the sunbeams still Lay unreflected on the hill:…

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Marmion Canto Iv. – The Camp By Sir Walter Scott

Marmion Canto Iv. – The Camp I. Eustace, I said, did blithely mark The first notes of the merry lark. The lark sang shrill, the…

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Davie Gellatley’s Song By Sir Walter Scott

Davie Gellatley’s Song Young men will love thee more fair and more fast; Heard ye so merry the little bird sing? Old men’s love the…

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The Wild Huntsman By Sir Walter Scott

The Wild Huntsman The Wildgrave winds his bugle-horn, To horse, to horse! halloo, halloo! His fiery courser snuffs the morn, And thronging serfs their lord…

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The Lady Of The Lake Canto Iv. – The Prophecy By Sir Walter Scott

The Lady Of The Lake Canto Iv. – The Prophecy I. The rose is fairest when ‘t is budding new, And hope is brightest when…

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Rokeby Canto Ii. By Sir Walter Scott

Rokeby Canto Ii. I. Far in the chambers of the west, The gale had sigh’d itself to rest; The moon was cloudless now and clear,…

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Lucy Ashton’s Song By Sir Walter Scott

Lucy Ashton’s Song Look not thou on beauty’s charming; Sit thou still when kings are arming; Taste not when the wine-cup glistens; Speak not when…

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Bruce And The Abbot By Sir Walter Scott

Bruce And The Abbot The Abbot on the threshold stood, And in his hand the holy rood: Then, cloaking hate with fiery zeal, Proud Lorn…

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The Reiver’s Wedding By Sir Walter Scott

The Reiver’s Wedding O will ye hear a mirthful bourd? Or will ye hear of courtesie? Or will ye hear how a gallant lord Was…

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The Dance Of Death By Sir Walter Scott

The Dance Of Death I. Night and morning were at meeting Over Waterloo; Cocks had sung their earliest greeting; Faint and low they crew, For…

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On Ettrick Forest’s Mountains Dun {Life In The Forest} By Sir Walter Scott

On Ettrick Forest’s Mountains Dun {life In The Forest} On Ettrick Forest’s mountains dun ‘Tis blithe to hear the sportsman’s gun, And seek the heath-frequenting…

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Glenfinlas; Or, Lord Ronald’s Coronach By Sir Walter Scott

Glenfinlas; Or, Lord Ronald’s Coronach ‘O hone a rie’! O hone a rie!’ The pride of Albin’s line is o’er, And fall’n Glenartney’s stateliest tree;…

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Why Sit’st Thou By That Ruin’d Hall By Sir Walter Scott

Why Sit’st Thou By That Ruin’D Hall ‘Why sit’st thou by that ruin’d hall, Thou aged carle so stern and grey? Dost thou its former…

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The Lord Of The Isles Canto Ii. By Sir Walter Scott

The Lord Of The Isles Canto Ii. I. Fill the bright goblet, spread the festive board! Summon the gay, the noble, and the fair! Through…

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Song Of The Glee-Maiden By Sir Walter Scott

Song Of The Glee-Maiden Yes, thou mayst sigh, And look once more at all around, At stream and bank, and sky and ground. Thy life…

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Marmion Canto Iii. – The Inn By Sir Walter Scott

Marmion Canto Iii. – The Inn I. The livelong day Lord Marmion rode: The mountain path the Palmer showed, By glen and streamlet winded still,…

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Death Chant By Sir Walter Scott

Death Chant Viewless essence, thin and bare, Well nigh melted into air, Still with fondness hovering near The earthly form thou once didst wear, Pause…

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The Violet By Sir Walter Scott

The Violet The violet in her greenwood bower, Where birchen boughs with hazel mingle, May boast itself the fairest flower In glen, or copse, or…

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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 I. At morn the black-cock trims his jetty wing, ‘T is morning prompts the linnet’s…

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Rebecca’s Hymn By Sir Walter Scott

Rebecca’s Hymn When Israel, of the Lord beloved, Out from the land of bondage came, Her father’s God before her moved, An awful Guide, in…

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Love By Sir Walter Scott

Love 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…

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Brignall Banks By Sir Walter Scott

Brignall Banks O, Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there, Would grace a summer queen:…

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The Palmer By Sir Walter Scott

The Palmer ‘O, open the door, some pity to show, Keen blows the northern wind! The glen is white with the drifted snow, And the…

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The Crusader’s Return By Sir Walter Scott

The Crusader’s Return High deeds achieved of knightly fame, From Palestine the champion came; The cross upon his shoulders borne, Battle and blast had dimm’d…

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Nora’s Vow By Sir Walter Scott

Nora’s Vow Hear what Highland Nora said, – ‘The Earlie’s son I will not wed, Should all the race of nature die, And none be…

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Gathering Song Of Donald The Black By Sir Walter Scott

Gathering Song Of Donald The Black Pibroch of Donuil Dhu Pibroch of Donuil Wake thy wild voice anew, Summon Clan Conuil! Come away, come away,…

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Waverly By Sir Walter Scott

Waverly Late, when the Autumn evening fell On Mirkwood–Mere’s romantic dell, The lake return’d, in chasten’d gleam, The purple cloud, the golden beam: Reflected in…

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The Lord Of The Isles Canto Iv. By Sir Walter Scott

The Lord Of The Isles Canto Iv. I. Stranger! if e’er thine ardent step hath traced The northern realms of ancient Caledon, Where the proud…

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Soldier, Rest! Thy Warfare O’er, By Sir Walter Scott

Soldier, Rest! Thy Warfare O’Er, Soldier, rest! thy warfare o’er, Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking: Dream of battled fields no more, Days of…

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Marmion Canto Ii – The Convent By Sir Walter Scott

Marmion Canto Ii – The Convent I. The breeze, which swept away the smoke, Round Norham Castle rolled, When all the loud artillery spoke, With…

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Datur Hora Quieti By Sir Walter Scott

Datur Hora Quieti The sun upon the lake is low, The wild birds hush their song, The hills have evening’s deepest glow, Yet Leonard tarries…

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The Truth Of Woman By Sir Walter Scott

The Truth Of Woman Woman’s faith, and woman’s trust – Write the characters in the dust; Stamp them on the running stream, Print them on…

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

The Lady Of The Lake Canto 3 (Excerpt) CORONACH He is gone on the mountain, He is lost to the forest, Like a summer-dried fountain,…

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Proud Masie By Sir Walter Scott

Proud Masie Proud Maisie is in the wood, Walking so early; Sweet Robin sits on the bush, Singing so rarely. ‘Tell me, thou bonny bird,…

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Lochinvar By Sir Walter Scott

Lochinvar O young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide Border his steed was the best; And save his good broadsword…

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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 Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said,…

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The Outlaw By Sir Walter Scott

The Outlaw O, Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there, Would grace a summer queen:…

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The Bridal Of Triermain By Sir Walter Scott

The Bridal Of Triermain Introduction. I. Come Lucy! while ’tis morning hour The woodland brook we needs must pass; So, ere the sun assume his…

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My Native Land By Sir Walter Scott

My Native Land Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose…

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Frederick And Alice By Sir Walter Scott

Frederick And Alice Frederick leaves the land of France, Homeward hastes his steps to measure, Careless casts the parting glance On the scene of former…

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