The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Periodical criticism. 3-5. Miscellaneous

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A. and C. Black, 1870
 

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Pagina 145 - Because you are not merry : and 'twere as easy For you to laugh and leap and say you are merry, Because you are not sad. Now, by two-headed Janus, Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time : Some that will evermore peep through their eyes And laugh like parrots at a bag-piper, And other of such vinegar aspect That they'll not show their teeth in way of smile, Though Nestor swear the jest be laughable.
Pagina 102 - Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining Countries, from the latter part of the Reign of Edward II. to the Coronation of Henry IV.
Pagina 122 - A man is well at ease to be charged with such a sort of rascals, to be faint and fail now at most need.
Pagina 123 - France came in sight of the English, his blood began to boil, and he cried out to his marshals, " Order the Genoese forward, and begin the battle, in the name of God and St. Denis.
Pagina 126 - Now, sir Thomas, return back to those that sent you and tell them from me, not to send again for me this day, or expect that I shall come, let what will happen, as long as my son has life; and say that I command them to let the boy win his spurs; for I am determined, if it please God, that all the glory and honour of this day shall be given to him, and to those into whose care I have entrusted him.
Pagina 286 - Disdained in Marathon its power to feel: For not alone he nursed the poet's flame, But reached from virtue's hand the patriot's steel.
Pagina 202 - ... from top to bottom ; and then you must stuff them fuller than they will hold with granite tables and porphyry urns, and bronzes, and statues, 'and vases, and the Lord or the devil knows what — but, for fear you should ruin yourself or the nation, the...
Pagina 122 - We be not well ordered to fight this day, for we be not in the case to do any great deed of arms; we have more need of rest.
Pagina 77 - Thornton. A SPORTING TOUR THROUGH THE NORTHERN PARTS OF ENGLAND AND GREAT PART OF THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND. By Colonel T. THORNTON, of Thornville Royal, in Yorkshire. With the Original Illustrations by GARRARD, and other Illustrations and Coloured Plates by GE LODGE.
Pagina 322 - D — n my commission,' said the warlike chaplain, throwing it towards his colonel. It may easily be supposed that the matter was only remembered as a good jest ; but the future historian of Rome shared the honours and dangers of that dreadful day, where, according to the account of the French themselves, ' the Highland furies rushed in upon them with more violence than ever did a sea driven by a tempest.

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