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No pale gradations quench his ray,
Rokeby. Canto vi. Stanza 21.
Forests are rended;
Pibroch of Donald Dhu. Bluide is thicker than water. Guy Mannering. Chap. xxvii.
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Chap. xxxvii. It's no fish ye're buying, it's men's lives.?
The Antiquary. Chap. xi.
Out of the land of bondage came,
Ivanhoe. Chap. xxxix. Sea of upturned faces.
Rob Roy. Chap. xx. There's a gude time coming.
Chap. xxxii. My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor.
Chap. xxxiv. Scared out of his seven senses."
To all the sensual world proclaim,
Old Mortality. Chap. xxxiv.
1 This proverb, so frequently ascribed to Scott, is a common proverb of the seventeenth century. It is found in Ray and other collections of proverbs.
2 It is not linen you 're wearing out,
Hood : Song of the Shirt. 8 DANIEL WEBSTER : Speech, Sept. 30, 1842. 4 Huzzaed out of my seven senses. — Spectator, No. 616, Nov.5, 1774.
The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.?
Answer to the Author of Waverley to the Letter of
Captain Clutterbuck. The Monastery.
Ibid. My County Guy, the hour is nigh,
The sun has left the lea,
The breeze is on the sea. Quentin Durward. Chap. iv.
I am she, 0 most bucolical juvenal, under whose charge are placed the milky mothers of the herd.2
Chap. xxriii. But with the morning cool reflection came.3
Chronicles of the Canongate. Chap. iv. What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier ? 4
Woodstock. Chap. xxxvii. The playbill, which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out.
The Talisman. Introduction.
i Fearful concatenation of circunstances. – DANIEL WEBSTER : Argument on the Murder of Captain White, 1830.
Fortuitous combination of circumstances. DICKENS : Our Mutual Friend, vol. ii. chap. vii. (American edition).
2 See Spenser, page 27. 3 See Rowe, page 301.
4 Le premier qui fut roi, fut un soldat heureux :
Qui sert bien son pays, n'a pas besoin d'aieux (The first who was king was a successful soldier. He who serves well his country has no need of ancestors). – VOLTAIRE : Merope, act i. sc. 3.
Rouse the lion from his lair. The Talisman. Chap. vi.
Jock, when ye hae naething else to do, ye may be aye sticking in a tree; it will be growing, Jock, when ye 're sleeping."
The Heart of Midlothian. Chap. viii. Fat, fair, and forty.2
St. Ronan's Well. Chap, vii. “ Lambe them, lads! lambe them !” a cant phrase of the time derived from the fate of Dr. Lambe, an astrologer and quack, who was knocked on the head by the rabble in Charles the First's time.
Peveril of the Peak. Chap. xlii. Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers.
Life of Napoleon. The sun
sets on the immense empire of Charles V.4
Ibid. (February, 1807.)
1 The very words of a Highland laird, while on his death-bed, to his son. 2 See Dryden, page 275. 8 See Pope, page 331.
4 A power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drum-beat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England. - DANIEL WEBSTER: Speech, May 7, 1834.
Why should the brave Spanish soldier brag the sun never sets in the Spanish dominions, but ever shineth on one part or other we have conquered for our king ? -- CAPTAIN Sons SMITH : Advertisements for the Unexperienced, fc. (Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., Third Series, vol. iii. p. 49).
It may be said of them (the Hollanders) as of the Spaniards, that the sun never sets on their dominions. — GAGE : New Survey of the West Indies. Epistle Dedicatory. (London, 1648.)
I am called
SCHILLER : Don Karlos, act i. sc. 6.
Nè anco, quando annotta il sol tramonta (The proud daughter of that monarch to whom when it grows dark [elsewhere) the sun never sets). — GUARINI : Pastor Fido (1590). On the marriage of the Duke of Savoy with Catherine of Austria.
JAMES MONTGOMERY. 1771-1854.
When the good man yields his breath (For the good man never dies)."
The Wanderer of Switzerland. Part v.
Low in Glory's lap they lie;
The Battle of Alexandria. Distinct as the billows, yet one as the sea.
The Ocean. Line 54. Once, in the flight of ages past, There lived a man.
The Common Lot. Counts his sure gains, and hurries back for more.
The West Indies, Part iii. Hope against hope, and ask till ye receive.?
The World before the Flood. Canto v. Joys too exquisite to last, And yet more exquisite when past.
The Little Cloud. Bliss in possession will not last; Remembered joys are never past; At once the fountain, stream, and sea, They were, they are, they yet shall be.
Who hath not lost a friend ?
The Issues of Life and Death.
1 Ovhokeiv uh négye Tous dyadoús (Say not that the good die). – CalliMACHUS: Epigram z.
2 See Barbauld, page 433.
Beyond this vale of tears
There is a life above,
The Issues of Life and Death. Night is the time to weep,
To wet with unseen tears
Who that hath ever been
Could bear to be no more?
He trod through life before ? The Falling Leaf. Here in the body pent,
Absent from Him I roam,
A day's march nearer home. At Home in Heaven.
If God hath made this world so fair,
Where sin and death abound, How beautiful beyond compare Will paradise be found !
The Earth full of God's Goodness. Return unto thy rest, my soul,
From all the wanderings of thy thought,
Rest for the Soul. Prayer is the soul's sincere desire,
Uttered or unexpressed, – The inotion of a hidden fire
That trembles in the breast. What is Prayer ? Prayer is the burden of a sigh,
The falling of a tear,