Wilson's Tales of the Borders, and of Scotland. Revised by A. Leighton. New ed, Volumes 11-12; Volume 115

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Page 74 - Befall thee, I shall love thee to the last, And bear thy memory with me to the grave.
Page 6 - I was promis'd on a time. To have reason for my rhyme ; From that time unto this season, I receiv'd nor rhyme nor reason.
Page 70 - Of honorable gain; these fields, these hills Which were his living being, even more Than his own blood — what could they less? had laid Strong hold on his affections, were to him A pleasureable feeling of blind love, The pleasure which there is in life itself.
Page 70 - And grossly that man errs, who should suppose That the green valleys, and the streams and rocks, Were things indifferent to the Shepherd's thoughts. Fields, where with cheerful spirits he had breathed...
Page 13 - Ana!" said he; and he took her hand in his, and pressed it to his lips; " do not leave me — we shall yet be happy ! " Her eyes brightened for a moment— in them joy struggled with death, and the contest was unequal.
Page 77 - It is easier to suppress the first desire, than to satisfy all that follow it.
Page 134 - ... the highest of which was the dormitory, the second or middle served as a general refectory, and the lowest contained his cattle, which required this lodgment at night, or very few would have been found next morning. His enemy frequented the fairs on the north side of...
Page 241 - ... Twelfth Night,' for instance, and 'Much Ado about Nothing," where Olivia and Hero are concerned, throw even Malvolio and Sir Toby, and Benedick and Beatrice, into the shade. They ' give a very echo to the seat where love is throned.
Page 137 - ... concealment necessary. Gavin's hopes and love had been all revived by these rumours, and the sudden apparition, the voice, the appeal for mercy, had full effect on the bereaved father's imagination. The voice, eyes, and figure of Gordon, resembled his son ; all else might and must be changed by thirty years. He wept like an infant on his shoulder, grasped his hand a hundred times, and forgot to blame him for the rash disloyalty he had shown to his father's cause. His pretended son told him a...
Page 137 - ... inventing many, by the fond delight of the old man, weeping and rejoicing over his prodigal restored. He only asked by what happy chance he had discovered his secret entrance, and whether any present danger threatened him. Gordon answered the first question with the mere truth, and added, almost truly, that he feared nothing but the emissaries of the government, from whom he could not be better concealed than in Drummond's Keep.

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