Memoirs of Sir Walter Scott, Том 1

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Страница 283 - Scarba's isle, whose tortured shore Still rings to Corrievreken's roar, And lonely Colonsay; — Scenes sung by him who sings no more ! His bright and brief career is o'er, And mute his tuneful strains ; Quench'd is his lamp of varied lore, That loved the light of song to pour ; A distant and a deadly shore Has LEYDEN'S cold remains ! XII.
Страница 63 - Thus while I ape the measure wild Of tales that charm'd me yet a child, Rude though they be, still with the chime Return the thoughts of early time ; And feelings, roused in life's first day, Glow in the line, and prompt the lay.
Страница 238 - Be still, my heart's darling — my child, be at ease; It was but the wild blast as it sung thro' the trees." "O wilt thou go with me, thou loveliest boy? My daughter shall tend thee with care and with joy ; She shall bear thee so lightly thro' wet and thro" wild, And press thee, and kiss thee, and sing to my child.
Страница 207 - Fled past on right and left how fast Each forest, grove, and bower! On right and left fled past how fast Each city, town, and tower!
Страница 174 - Robbers was one of the earliest from the German theatre, and no doubt stimulated his young friend ? to his first experiments in the same walk.
Страница 39 - Jog on, jog on, the foot-path way, And merrily hent the stile-a; A merry heart goes all the day, Your sad tires in a mile-a.
Страница 15 - My kind and affectionate aunt, Miss Janet Scott, whose memory will ever be dear to me, used to read these works to me with admirable patience, until I could repeat long passages by heart.
Страница 497 - For talents mourn, untimely lost, When best employ'd, and wanted most; Mourn genius high, and lore profound, And wit that loved to play, not wound; And all the reasoning powers divine To penetrate, resolve, combine; And feelings keen, and fancy's glow — They sleep with him who sleeps below...
Страница 69 - He has a lame leg, for which he was a year at Bath, and has acquired the perfect English accent, which he has not lost since he came, and he reads like a Garrick. You will allow this an uncommon exotic.
Страница 116 - Highlands to his fifteenth year, this incident also belongs to the first season of his apprenticeship. His father had, among a rather numerous list of Highland clients, Alexander Stewart of Invernahyle, an enthusiastic Jacobite, who had survived to recount, in secure and vigorous old age, his active experiences in the insurrections both of 1715 and 1745. He had, it appears, attracted Walter's attention and admiration at a very early date ; for he speaks of having "seen him in arms" and heard him...