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" 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 of Border chivalry. For, well-a-day ! their date was fled, His tuneful brethren all were dead ; And he, neglected... "
The poetical works of Walter Scott - Página 9
por sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
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Robert Burns and Sir Walter Scott: Two Lives

James White - 1858 - 278 páginas
...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 - 1858 - 480 páginas
...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 advanced prose and poetical reader, 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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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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The Merrie Days of England: Sketches of the Olden Time

Edward McDermott (of Camberwell, Eng.?) - 1859 - 154 páginas
...home. A graphic picture is given of the laft of the bards in Scott's Lay of the Laft Minftrel : "— 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 test-book for students; comprising sets of examination papers upon ...

Thomas Stantial - 1859
...ille minax." 2. Divide also the following English couplet, and mark the accented syllables : — " The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old." 3. What else must be noted in the above English couplet besides its accented syllables ? 4. Distinguish...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OS=F SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART

1860
...the action is three nights and three days. TO INTRODUCTION, THE way was long, the wind was cold Ine Minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek, and tresses gray Seemed to have known a better dayIhe harp, his sole remaining joy ' Was carried by an orphan boy J The last of all the bards was...
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An Elementary English Grammar: For the Use of Schools

Robert Gordon Latham - 1860 - 230 páginas
...Common Octosyllabics. — Butler's Hudibras, Scott's poems, The Giaour, and other poems of Lord Byron. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; His haggard cheek and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy,...
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Pearls from the poets: specimens selected, with biogr. notes, by H.W. Dulcken

Henry William Dulcken - 1860
...Nature gay, Giv'st beauty to the sun, and pleasure lo the day. AIlDISON. M CIjt fast Ittinstril. ^3* HE 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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