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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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Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, Volume 3

Wisconsin - 1857
...winter walks about our streets, he presented the counterpart, not often seen, of SCOTT'S lines : " The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...old, His withered cheek and tresses gray Seemed to hare known a better day." In form he was below the medium size, his face was pale, his brow bore the...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: The lay of the last minstrel, and ...

Walter Scott - 1857
...occupied by the action is Three Nights 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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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century: On the Plan of the Author's ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1857 - 785 pages
...eloquent, — much that deserves and will command the admiration of all-coming ages. THE LAST MINSTREL.1 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 hetter day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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A series of graduated exercises adapted to Morel's Grammar and analysis

John Daniel Morell - 1857
...of the river. There are many fine pictures in that old castle. Queen Anne was a weak hut good woman. The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old. Blackbirds are the noisiest of all our feathered songsters. There were many brave soldiers wounded....
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McGuffey's New Eclectic Speaker: Containing about Three Hundred ..., Book 8

William Holmes McGuffey - Elocution - 1858 - 504 pages
...entertained the Minstrel. This may be spoken by itself or in connection with the succeeding exercise. 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, Who...
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English grammar, by L. Direy and A. Foggo

Louis Direy - 1858
...depths with bubbling groan, Gray. Without a grave, unknell'd, uncoffin'd, and unknown. TETRAMETER. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...infirm and old. His withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seem'd to have known a better day. TRIMETER. The stars, with deep amaze, Stand fix'd in stedfast gaze,...
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Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott: Two Lives

James White - Authors, Scottish - 1858 - 278 pages
...had originally suggested the tale, and by this simple artifice the unity of the work is preserved. The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old ; His wither'd cheek and tresses gray Seemed to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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Osgood's Progressive Fifth Reader: Embracing a System of Instruction in the ...

Lucius Osgood - Readers (Elementary) - 1858 - 480 pages
...saying, he laughed in my face and stalked away. LESSON XXXIV. THE LAST MINSTREL. BY WALTER SCOTT. 1. 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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English grammar

Charles Peter Mason - 1858
...Honour the king." " Sometimes the linnet piped his song, Sometimes the throstle whistled strong." " The way was long, the wind was cold ; The minstrel was infirm and old." " So he spoke, so I replied." " This is foolish, that is wise." " I was robbed of all my money ; for...
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The poetical reader, with notes and questions by A.W. Buchan

Alexander Winton Buchan - 1859
...thoughts thy waters teach — " Eternity, eternity, and power." THE LAST MINSTREL. SIR WALTER SCOTT. 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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