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" O Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires! "
A System of English Grammar - Page 165
by Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 168 pages
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Sierra Club Bulletin, Volume 8

Sierra Club - 1911
...naturally by his love of the mists, clouds and fogs and all out-of-doors life. He was born in that " 'Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood. . . . ' and his fellow townsman, Sir Walter might have added " 'Land of engineers and much east wind.'...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 127

1880
...hour, that I am come back not only to the land of beautiful natural characteristics, not only to the ' Land of brown heath and shaggy wood. Land of the mountain and the flood ' (applause) but I am come back to that which is better still, to the land which has that prerogative...
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The Wombat: 1895-1902, Volumes 1-5

1902
...Hebe ; the average Highlander, especially if an exile, would revel in pictorial reminders of the " Land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood," the Norwegian in the scenery of his rugged Fjords, trie Dutchman in the flat and foggy picturesqueness...
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Poetic Configurations: Essays in Literary History and Criticism

Lowry Nelson - 2010
...doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung. O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...and shaggy wood, Land of the mountain and the flood. Here we have a whole nexus of motifs: the wanderer in danger of losing native roots, nostalgia for...
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Citizenship, Diversity and Pluralism: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives

Alan C. Cairns, John C. Courtney, Peter MacKinnon - 2000 - 287 pages
...Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Land of my sires! what mortal hand Can e'er untie the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand.1 The invulnerability of such sentiments to time, place, and culture is suggested by the works...
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The Piozzi Letters: 1805-1810

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1989 - 358 pages
...Enjoyment in acknowledg'd 111: Danger and Toil and Pain. 6 Adieu dear Mr. Whalley; you are treading Old Caledonia Stern and wild Meet Nurse for a Poetic Child, Land of Brown Heath and shaggy Wood &c. 7 I should not wonder if you met Lord and Lady Keith in your Rambles; they are gone Northward,...
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Selected Poems

Walter Scott - 2003 - 253 pages
...doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonour'd, and unsung, O Caledonia! stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand! Still as I view each well-known scene, Think what is now, and what hath been, Seems as, to me, of all...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 pages
...ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned, From wandering on a foreign strand!. . . O Caledonia! Stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand! ('Patriotism') Occasionally, as in the last lines here, the tone approaches the bombastic. At his best...
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Mountains of Northern Europe: Conservation, Management, People and Nature

Scottish Natural Heritage, Centre for Mountain Studies - 2005 - 416 pages
...patriotism which epitomised his historically romantic ardour in the Lay of the Last Minstrel (1 805): Oh Caledonia! Stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...the filial band That knits me to thy rugged strand! And so it goes on to this day. Any reader could, I am sure, quote me a hundred favourite snatches of...
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Epic and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Simon Dentith - 2006
...been provoked by the ladies' suggestion of England as a possible prosperous home for his last years: O Caledonia! Stern and wild, Meet nurse for a poetic...the filial band, That knits me to thy rugged strand! Still, as I view each well-known scene, Think what is now, and what hath been, Seems as, to me, of...
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