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" In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along : The present scene, the future lot, His toils, his wants, were all forgot: Cold diffidence, and age's frost, In the full tide of song were lost ; Each blank, in... "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Page 515
edited by - 1806
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem

Sir Walter Scott - Minstrels - 1805 - 332 pages
...wished, yet feared, to try The long-forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made — And oft he shook his hoary...And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's extacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along; The present scene,...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1805
...encouraged by the kindness of his illustrious hostess, ' Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made; And oft he shook his hoary...the measure wild, The old man raised his face and imil'd ; And lighted up his faded eye With all a poet's extacy. 1 In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 2, Part 1

1806
...Minstrel is thus modestly, but auspiciously, introduced. ' Amid the strings his fingers strayed. And an uncertain warbling made, And oft he shook his hoary...measure wild, The old man raised his face and smiled j And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's extacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem

Walter Scott - Clans - 1811 - 295 pages
....wished yet feared to try 'The long forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made— And oft he shook his hoary head. But when he caught the .measure wHd, The old man raised his face and smiled, And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy...
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: The lay of the last minstrel. Ballads and ...

Sir Walter Scott - 1813
...wished, yet feared, to try The long-forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made, And oft he shook his hoary...man raised his face, and smiled ; And lightened up his-faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding...
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British melodies, extracts from the modern poets [signed J.H.R.].

British melodies - 1820
...wished, yet feared, to try The long forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made, And oft he shook his hoary...And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's extaey ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along : The present scene,...
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1823
...unfortunate James, Duke of Moumouth, who was beheaded in 1685. Amid the strings his fingers stray'd, And an uncertain warbling made, And oft he shook his hoary...wild, The Old Man raised his face, and smiled , And lighten'd up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept...
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The Practice of Elocution, Or A Course of Exercises for Acquiring the ...

Benjamin Humphrey Smart - Elocution - 1826 - 213 pages
...wished, yet feared, to try The long forgotten melody. 19 Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made, And oft he shook his hoary head. But when he 20 caught the measure wild, The old man raised his head and smiled, And lightened up his faded eye,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: Complete in One Volume..

Walter Scott - 1827 - 489 pages
...who -•* brhoadrU IB i6IS. > Front it Stolt, Earl of Bancleucb. filtirr lo lbi> durbcu. But when lie caught the measure wild, The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lighten'd up bis faded eye With all a poet's ecstasy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept...
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The Poetical Melange

English poetry - 1828
...wished, yet feared, to try The long forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made, And oft he shook his hoary...And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's exstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords aloug ; The present scene,...
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