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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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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...and bright, And lovely as a Laplund night, Shall lead thee to thy grave. SCOTT. TlfE 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 Last Earl of Desmond:: A Historical Romance of 1599-1603. ... In Two ...

Charles Bernard Gibson, James Fitz-Thomas (17th earl of Desmond.) - Ireland - 1854
...What can all this mean ? I must wait, I suppose, the explanation from her own lips." CHAPTER XLV. " The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...was infirm and old ; His withered cheek and tresses grey, Seemed to have known a better day ; The last of all the bards was he, Who sung of border chivalry."...
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The Last Earl of Desmond: A Historical Romance of 1599-1603 ...

Charles Bernard Gibson - Ireland - 1854
...What can all this mean ? I must wait, I suppose, the explanation from her own lips." CHAPTER XLV. " The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...was infirm and old ; His withered cheek and tresses grey, Seemed to have known a better day ; The last of all the bards was he, Who sung of border chivalry."...
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The girl's first help to reading; or, Selections from the best authors, by T ...

Theodore Alors W. Buckley - 1854
...describing. L. I think I do. THE LAST MINSTREL. WALTER SCOTT. THE way was long, the wind was colJ, 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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Russell's American Elocutionist ...: Comprising "Lessons in Enunciation ...

William Russell - Elocution - 1854 - 376 pages
...syllables in each line, (called therefore octosyllabic,') of which the following jf 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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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott. With life. 8 engr. on steel

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1855
...time occupied by the action is Three Nights and Three Days. THE LAY OF THE LAST MIMTBEL INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His wither'd cheek, and tresses grey, Seem'd to have known a better day; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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Select specimens of English poetry

Edward Hughes - 1856
...Better. Well-a-day. Fled. Borne. Cheek. Who sung of. Light as lark. Unpremeditated /.lv. Peasant's ear. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...was infirm and old ; His withered cheek, and tresses 1 gray, Seemed to have known a hetter day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried hy an orphan...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Including the Lay of the Last ...

Walter Scott - 1856 - 746 pages
...ever equalled the demand for the Lay of the Last Minstrel."— Life, Vol. II. p. 226. INTEODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek, and tresses grey, Seem'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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English poetry, for use in the schools of the Collegiate institution ...

English poetry - 1857
...King, Where the angels ever sing Halleluiah ! 56 ENGLISH POETEY. PART THE SECOND. 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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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: With Memoir and Critical ...

Sir Walter Scott - 1857
...occupied by the action is Three Rights and Three Days. THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL INTRODUCTION. • THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...old; His withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seemed to hare known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy ; The last...
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