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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 Merrie Days of England: Sketches of the Olden Time

Edward McDermott (of Camberwell, Eng.?) - 1859 - 160 pages
...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, Was carried by an orphan boy; The last of all the bards was he, Who sang of Border chivalry; For, well-a-day! their date was fled,...
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The advanced prose and poetical reader, by A.W. Buchan

Alexander Winton Buchan - 1859
...thoughts thy waters teach " Eternity, eternity, and power." THE LAST MINSTREL. SIR WALTER SCOTT. 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...
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European Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Benedetto Croce - 1924 - 373 pages
...turning to the most celebrated extracts of the poems, such as the portrait of the last minstrel : " 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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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - 1925 - 1144 pages
...talks as it's most used to do. SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832) THE 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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Century Types of English Literature Chronologically Arranged

George William McClelland - 1925 - 1144 pages
...shame should this be true!) SIR WALTER SCOTT (1771-1832) THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL J INTRODUCTION is delightful world. along Through beds of sand and matted rushy So, on the bloody sand, Sohr tresses~gray Seemed to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried byjan...
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The Biographical Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson: St. Ives

Robert Louis Stevenson - 1912
...merciful man is merciful to his ass," observed my sententious friend. " Bring him by all means ! ' The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy ' ; and I have no doubt the orphan boy can get some cold victuals in the kitchen, while the Senatus...
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Little Folks: A Magazine for the Young

1884
...idicule D. 6. 0 ctangula R. 7. S tilett 0. 8. E xcer P. OWN PUZZLES (page 317). MISSING-LETTER PUZ2LE. " 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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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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