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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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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1844
...Funeral Anthem Dies Iree Page 66 69 70 71 72 74 77 79 79 80 81 82 84 ENGLISH POETRY. THE LAST MINSTEEL. 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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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...tale, and j tended greatly to cause the popularity of the poem. The minstrel is thus described : — that light shall glow On Linden's hills of stained...flow Of Iser, rolling rapidly. Tie mom, but scarce dey ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - English essays - 1844
...reputation. In confirmation of these remarks, we give a considerable part of the introduction to the whole poem : — " The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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Russell's American Elocutionist

William Russell - Elocution - 1844 - 380 pages
...eight syllables in each line, (called therefore octosyllabic,) of which the following is an example : " The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek and tresses gray Seem'd to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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A System of English Grammar

Charles Walker Connon - 1845 - 168 pages
...roused by lute or horn, she wakes, And far away, o'er lawns and lakes, Goes answering LIGHT. Idem, 9. 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. Scott. 10. O Caledonia ! stern and...
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The rhetorical reader, consisting of choice specimens of oratorical ...

John Hall Hindmarsh - 1845 - 80 pages
...dread, fathomless, alone. THE LAST MINSTREL: His address to his Native Country. SIR WALTER SCOTT.* 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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Chambers's Miscellany of Useful and Entertaining Tracts

William Chambers, Robert Chambers - Art - 1846
...peep, And list the tale that love is telling ! THE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was coid, 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,...
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The Modern Poetical Speaker; Or, a Collection of Pieces Adapted for ...

Modern poetical speaker, Fanny Bury PALLISER - 1845
...restore, And eyelids that are seal'd in death Shall wake, to close no more, PEABODY. THE LAST MINSTREL. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day : The harp, his sole remaining...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: With Ballads, Songs, and Miscellaneous Poems

Walter Scott - Scottish poetry - 1845 - 352 pages
...the action is three Nights and Three Days. 1 THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO FIRST. INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His wither'd cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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The English Journal of Education, Volume 3

Education - 1845
...first class boys, in parsing a verse (which is written on the slates), after the following example. "The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; The harp, his sole remaining JOT, Was carried by an orphan boy." article, because it limits the signification...
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