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" I see the dagger-crest of Mar, I see the Moray's silver star, Wave o'er the cloud of Saxon war, That up the lake comes winding far ! To hero bound for battle-strife, Or bard of martial lay, 'Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their... "
American Monthly Knickerbocker - Page 593
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A Glossary of Words Used in South-west Lincolnshire: (Wapentake of Graffoe).

Robert Eden George Cole - English language - 1886 - 398 pages
...his Lady of the Lake, canto vi. ver. 15 : ' To hero boune for battle strife, Or bard of martial lay, 'Twere 'worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array.' Again in the far more ancient ballad of Robin Hood and Guy of Oisborne, first printed in 1765 : ' Busk...
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The Lady of the Lake: A Poem in Six Cantos

Walter Scott - Lady of the Lake (Legendary character) - 1888 - 364 pages
...Saxon war, That up the lake comes winding far! To hero bonne for battle-strife, Or bard of martial lay, 'Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array. XVI. "Their light-arm'd archers far and near Survey 'd the tangled ground, Their centre ranks, with...
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Sparks from the Camp Fire: Thrilling Stories of Heroism, Adventure, Daring ...

Charles S. Greene - United States - 1889 - 614 pages
...brave rider and each straining steed members of one huge creature, enormous, terrible, irresistible. " 'Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array." They pass the fair ground. They are at the corner of the lane where the wood begins. It runs close...
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The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865

Frank Moore - American literature - 1889 - 600 pages
...brave rider and each straining steed members of one huge creature, enormous, terrible, irresistible. ' Twere worth ten years of peaceful life. One glance at their array." " They pass the fair ground. They are at the corner of the lane where the wood begins. It runs close...
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The History of the Thirty-Ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Veteran Infantry ...

Charles M. Clark - Illinois - 1889 - 642 pages
...lively Union music, and the well-clothed and orderly soldiers tramping onward in measured steps. " ' Twere worth ten years of peaceful life,— One glance at their array." We passed at a quick-step through the city and were soon joined by General Shields and staff, who took...
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Life of Sir William Rowan Hamilton: Knt., LL. D., D. C. L., M. R ..., Volume 3

Robert Perceval Graves - Quaternions - 1889
...and of Mrs. Nichol, to be their guest next week during the celebration of the Centenary of Burns. " 'Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array." There's a very sincere quotation for you ; but you will probably disdain to use it in any speech of...
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Poetical Works: With a Biographical & Critical Memoir

Sir Walter Scott - 1890 - 612 pages
...war, That up the lake comes winding far ! To hero bound for battle-strife, Or bard of martial lay, 'Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array ! XVI. " Their light-arm'd archers far and near Survey'd the tangled ground, Their centre ranks, with...
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Sparks from the Camp Fire: Or, Tales of the Old Veterans. Thrilling Stories ...

Joseph W. Morton - United States - 1890 - 636 pages
...brave rider and each straining steed members of one huge creature, enormous, terrible, irresistible. " 'Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array." They pass the fair ground. They are at the corner of the lane where the wood begins. It runs close...
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Austin Phelps: A Memoir

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps - Congregational churches - 1891 - 320 pages
...of entering upon one's ministry in times like these. It makes me think of Scott's couplet, — " ' 'Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array.' "I thought I had some conception of the truth, when I preached my first sermon. But it is marvellously...
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Personal Recollections of the War of the Rebellion: Addresses Delivered ...

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. New York Commandery - United States - 1891 - 422 pages
...elicit admiration of their generous foes. " To hero bound for battle strife, Or bard of martial lay, "Twere worth ten years of peaceful life, One glance at their array." From our position on Cemetery Ridge to the Emmittsburg road, a distance of full half a mile, there...
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