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" THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. "
A System of English Grammar - Page 165
by Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 168 pages
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The Living Age, Volume 317

1923
...itself in his prosaic temperament. His most celebrated lines show the quality of his compo-sition: The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...sole remaining joy. Was carried by an orphan boy. . . . Again, there is his description of Melrose Abbey: If Iliou would'st view fair Melrose aright,...
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Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 23 - Poland ...

Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily - 1978 - 520 pages
...The Minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek, and tresies gray, Seemed to have known a belter day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was he. Who sung of Border chivalry ; For, well-a-day ! their dale was fled,...
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Beyond the Line: Classical Arabic Literary Critics on the Coherence and ...

G. J. H. Van Gelder - 1982 - 229 pages
...style. . . each element in a description has its own emotional impact independently of other elements. 'The way was long, the wind was cold, the minstrel was infirm and old' is poetic style; 'The way was long and the wind was cold, while the minstrel was elderly and infirm'...
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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, Volume 4

Joseph Conrad - 1983 - 596 pages
...your dear longed-for visit. t Parodying the stari of Sir Walter Scott's The L^y of the Lait Minitrel: 'The way was long, the wind was cold. / The Minstrel was infirm and old; / . . .The harp, his sole remaining joy, / Was carried by an orphan bov' 2 Four Galswortby poems appeared...
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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, Volume 4

Joseph Conrad - 1983 - 596 pages
...Lay of the Last .Minstrel: 'The way was long, the wind was cold, / The Minstrel was infirm and old; / ...The harp, his sole remaining joy, / Was carried by an orphan boy'. 2 Four Galsworthy poems appeared in the June number (2, 411-13); the second is 'Rose and Yew'. ' Galsworthy...
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Epic and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Simon Dentith - 2006
...opening premise of the poem, which sets itself at the moment of transition to a more modern world: The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His wither'd cheek and tresses gray, Seern'd to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England

Michael Alexander - 2007 - 306 pages
...MINSTREL A POEM. WALTER SCOTT, ESQ. LONDON: TEKSO oK, INTRODUCTION. 1 HE way was long, the wind was eold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek,...sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the Bards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry; For, well-a-day! their date was fled,...
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