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" And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, 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, a poem. With Ballads and lyrical pieces - Page 14
by Walter Scott (sir, bart.) - 1812
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem

Walter Scott - 1805 - 319 pages
...of Buceleuch ; And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet,...state, Where she, with all her ladies, sate, * Francis Scot, earl of Buceleuch, father to the duchess. | Walter, earl of Buceleuch, grandfather to the duchess,...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1805
...Buccleuch's presence, may perhaps serve as a fair specimen of Mr. Scott's best style of modera poetry. ' But when he reached the room of state, Where she with all her maidens sate, Perchance he wish'd his boon denied ; For when to tune his harp he tried, His trembling...
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The lay of the last minstrel, a poem, Volume 2

1806
...of Buccleuch ; And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet,...ladies, sate, * Francis Scott, Earl of Buccleuch, father of the duchess, t Walter, Earl of Buccleuch, grandfather of the duchess, and a celebrated warrior....
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem

Walter Scott - 1807 - 340 pages
...of Buccleuch ; And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to antold man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet,...room of state, Where she, with all her ladies, sate, INTRODUCTION. l5 Perchance he wished his boon denied : For, when to tune his harp he tried, His trembling...
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Lay of the Last Minstrel

Walter Scott - 1811 - 232 pages
...Dutehess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voiee thongh weak, He thonght, even yet, the sooth to speak, That, if she loved the harp to hear, He eould make musie to her ear. The humhle hoon was soon ohtained ; The aged Minstrel andienee gained....
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: The lay of the last minstrel. Ballads and ...

Sir Walter Scott - 1813
...of Buccleuch; And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet,...ladies, sate, * Francis Scott, Earl of Buccleuch, father of the Duchess, f Walter, Earl of Buccleuch, grandfather of the Duchess, and a celebrated warrior....
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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1819
...of Buccleuch; And, would the nohle Dutchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought, even yet,...harp to hear, He could make music to her ear. The humhle hoon was soon .htained ; The Aged Minstrel audience gzined. But, when he reached the room jf...
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British melodies, extracts from the modern poets [signed J.H.R.].

British melodies - 1820
...of Buccleugh ; And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet,...room of state, Where she, with all her ladies, sate, Perchance he wished his boon denied : For, when to tune his harp he tried, His trembling hand had lost...
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The poetical works of Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
...of Buccleuch; And, would the noble Duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiff his hand, his voice though weak, He thought, even yet, the sooth to spealt, That, if she loved the harp to hear, He could make music to her ear. The humble boon was soon...
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The Practice of Elocution, Or A Course of Exercises for Acquiring the ...

Benjamin Humphrey Smart - Elocution - 1826 - 213 pages
...minstrel pride : 13 And would the noble duchess deign To listen to an old man's strain, Though stiffhis hand, his voice though weak, He thought even yet,...the harp to hear, He could make music to her ear. 14 The humble boon was soon obtained, The aged minstrel audience gained ; 15 But when he reached the...
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