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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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Cyclopedia of English Literature: a Selection of the Choicest ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1851
...cause the popularity of the poem. The minstrel is thus described : The way was long, the wind wa e gier-eagle on his sail, Strong against tide the...in the sea the man of prayer, And far beneath the The last of all the bards was he Who sung of Border chivalry ; For, well-a-day ! their date was flij...
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The American Elocutionist: Comprising 'Lessons in Enunciation', 'Exercises ...

William Russell - 1851 - 380 pages
...eight syllables in each line, (called therefore octosyllabic,} of which the following is an example : " The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek and tresses gray Seem'd to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1851 - 746 pages
...any virtues, unless obedience, or even servility to superiors, be of the number." THE LAST MINSTREL.i The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; Hi- withered cheek and tresses gray Seemed to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott - 1852 - 699 pages
.... . , . . . . 578 Hellvellyn, .........................579 LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...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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The Modern British Essayists: Jeffrey, Francis. Contributions to the ...

1852
...confirmaliou of these remata, we give a considerable part of the introdaetion to the whole poem : "The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wiiher'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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The Modern British Essayists: Jeffrey, Francis. Contributions to the ...

1852
...confirmation of these remarks, we give a considerable part of the introduction to the whole poem : "The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek, and treaees gray, Seem'd to have known betler day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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A cyclopædia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
...breach or jar! Spenser. I to the vulgar am become a jest, Esteemed as a minstrel at a feast. Sandys. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek and tresses grey Seemed to have known a better day: The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: on the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1853 - 785 pages
...long, tlio wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek and tresses gray Seem'd to have known a better 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 date was fled...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume, with ...

Walter Scott - 1854 - 823 pages
...actually flourished. The time occupied by the action is Three lights and Three Days? INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; l " The chief excellence of the Lay consists in the beauty of the description* of local scenery,...
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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...and bright, And lovely as a Laplund night, Shall lead thee to thy grave. SCOTT. TlfE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was cold\ The Minstrel...his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy ; The last of all the Bards was he, Who sunjr of Border chivalry. For, well- ;iy ! their date was fled,...
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