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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. The last of all the bards was he, Who sung... "
The Edinburgh annual register - Page 340
1810
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 10

Periodicals - 1837
...alluded to by Sir Walter Scott, in his Lay of the Last Minstrel: — The way was long, the wind wai cold, The minstrel was infirm and old. His withered...and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day The harp, his sole remaining joy W as carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was he \Vho...
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The poetic reciter; or, Beauties of the British poets: adapted for reading ...

Henry Marlen - 1838
.... . . 91 On the Wonders of Re. Earth and Heaven . . 185 sofi THE POETIC RECITER. THE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...and tresses gray, Seemed 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,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Sketch of His Life

Walter Scott, J. W. Lake - Poetry - 1838 - 443 pages
...occupied by the action is three nights Ы three days. INTRODUCTION. THI way vas long, the wind та« cold, The minstrel was infirm and old; His withered...and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan hoy. The last of all the bards was he, Who...
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The New Monthly Belle Assemblée, Volumes 40-41

Fashion
...aged minstrel— the last of his race : " The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel wus inflnn and old, His withered cheek and tresses gray Seemed to have known a better day : His harp, his solo remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was heWho sang of border...
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The American Class-reader: Containing a Series of Lessons in Reading; with ...

George Willson - Elocution - 1840 - 288 pages
...him easy here, because it can make him happy hereafter. LESSON XCVI. The Last Minstrel. — SCOTT. 1 THE way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...and tresses gray, Seemed 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,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume. With ...

Walter Scott - 1841 - 823 pages
...actually flourished. The time occupied by the action is Three Niyhts and Throe Days* INTRODUCTION. e personal infor mation of our Sir David Lindesay : " In Us, witherM cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart., Containing Lay of the Last ...

Walter Scott - 1843 - 624 pages
...artually nourished. The time occupied hy the action if three aighu and three dayv INTROIlUCTION. TBK way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was...withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a hetter day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried hy an orphan hoy. The last of all the hards...
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Readings in poetry: a selection from the best English poets, from Spenser to ...

Readings - 1843
...desert lone ' Revenge for blood and treachery P " THE AGED MINSTREL. From THK LAY or THE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; Seemed to have known a belter day; His withered cheek, and tresses grey, The harp, his sole remaining...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...feudal tale, and tended greatly to cause the popularity of the poem. The minstrel is thus described: — d, and blotted it out for ever. My uncle Toby went...breeches pocket ; and having ordered the corporal t ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was he...
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The Living Age, Volume 317

1923
...itself in his prosaic temperament. His most celebrated lines show the quality of his composition : — The way was long, the wind was cold. The minstrel...and tresses gray Seemed to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy. Was carried by an orphan boy. . . . Again, there is his description...
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