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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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A smaller English grammar, by R.G. Latham and M.C. Maberly

Robert Gordon Latham, Mary Caroline Maberly - 1861
...in verse at regular, intervals. . In the following lines every other syllable is accented : — 1. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old. 2. To arms ! to arms ! the clansmen roam O'er hill, and dale, and glen ; The chief is dead, and time...
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Exercises in Orthography and Derivation

John Purdue Bidlake - 1861 - 170 pages
...confidence. 1. The — sailor was found clinging to an — . 2. The trees are covered with — frost. o 3. ' The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and — .' 4. ' But break my heart, for I muat — my tongue.' 5. ' They launched the long galley, and...
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott. With memoir of the author

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1862
...actually flourished. The time occupied by the action is Throe Nights and Three Days. lNTRODUCTlON. 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 harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan...
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Longmans' English Grammar

George Jay Smith - English language - 1916 - 333 pages
...full of fun, That's Dolly's Polly. 14. There dwelt a miller, hale and bold, Beside the River Dee. 15. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...His withered cheek and tresses gray Seemed to have a known a better day. 16. The days are cold, the nights are long, The north wind sings a doleful song....
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The Spell of Scotland

Keith Clark - Scotland - 1916 - 345 pages
...much as it pleases in granite. The few miles we ventured beyond the Linn were enougH to prove that the way was long, the wind was cold, the minstrel was infirm and old. Had we walked all the mountain way we should have been much in need of a "plaidie to the angry airts."...
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Good Speech: An Introduction to English Phonetics

Walter Ripman - English language - 1922 - 88 pages
...which may be mentioned with advantage. A few lines of verse will help to show what is meant. Take : • The way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His wither'd cheek, and tresses grey, Seemed to have known a better day. The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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Works, Volume 23

Walter Scott - 1923
...Introduction to the Poem of Marmion. ABBOTSFORO, April, 1830. THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL INTRODUCTION 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 harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan...
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European Literature in the Nineteenth Century

Benedetto Croce - European literature - 1924 - 373 pages
...turning to the most celebrated extracts of the poems, such as the portrait of the last minstrel : — " 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 harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan...
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Little Folks: A Magazine for the Young

1884
...idicule D. 6. 0 ctangula R. 7. S tilett 0. 8. E xcer P. OWN PUZZLES (page 317). MISSING-LETTER PUZ2LE. " 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 harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan...
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The Living Age, Volume 317

1923
...itself in his prosaic temperament. His most celebrated lines show the quality of his compo-sition:— 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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