Wilson's Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland. Revised by A. Leighton. New ed, Volumes 13-14

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Page 66 - NOTHING so true as what you once let fall, " Most women have no characters at all." Matter too soft a lasting mark to bear, And best distinguish'd by black, brown, or fair. How many pictures of one nymph we view...
Page 174 - I NEVER cast a flower away, The gift of one who cared for me — A little flower — a faded flower — But it was done reluctantly. I never looked a last adieu To things familiar, but my heart Shrank with a feeling almost pain, Even from their lifelessness to part. I never spoke the word
Page 101 - Alas! regardless of their doom The little victims play; No sense have they of ills to come Nor care beyond to-day: Yet see how all around 'em wait The ministers of human fate And black Misfortune's baleful train!
Page 53 - Falkland, and attracted by his groans to the grated window of his dungeon, which was level with the ground, became acquainted with his story. It was her custom to steal thither at night, and bring him food by dropping small cakes through the grating, whilst her own milk, conducted through a pipe to his mouth, was the only way he could be supplied with drink.
Page 112 - All that the landlord could gain from those residing upon his estate was their personal service in battle, their assistance in labouring the land retained in his natural possession, some petty quit rents of a nature resembling the feudal casualties, and perhaps a share in the spoil which they acquired by rapine.
Page 190 - Maud," working up the passion of the concluding stanzas with extraordinary power, each line in a higher key than the one before it, and then, his voice falling suddenly with the last words: Would start and tremble under her feet, And blossom in purple red. He added, as the tears stood in his eyes and his voice trembled with emotion, "No one knows what 'Maud' is till they have heard me read It.
Page 148 - Richard called him slave, and said he had set his life upon a cast and he would stand the hazard of the die.
Page 38 - There can no good come to him that is always occupied in evil, nor to him that giveth no alms.
Page 50 - Lord) is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord ; " therefore cursed is he of the Lord...

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