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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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Gate to English: Book I-[II], Libro 2

Will David Howe - 1915
...its calm blue eye. 4. The waves beside them danced, but they Outdid the sparkling waves in glee. 5. The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old. 6. The western waves of ebbing day Roll'd o'er the glen their level way. Each purple peak, each flinty...
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Longmans' English Grammar

George Jay Smith - 1916 - 333 páginas
...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 - 1916 - 345 páginas
...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 - 1922 - 88 páginas
...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, Volumen23

Walter Scott - 1923
...found in the Introduction to the Poem of Marmion. ABBOTSFORO, April, 1830. THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL INTRODUCTION THE way was long, the wind was cold,...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 - 1924 - 373 páginas
...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, Volumen317

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...sole remaining joy. Was carried by an orphan boy. . . . Again, there is his description of Melrose Abbey: — If Iliou would'st view fair Melrose aright,...
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Beyond the Line: Classical Arabic Literary Critics on the Coherence and ...

G. J. H. Van Gelder - 1982 - 229 páginas
...style. . . each element in a description has its own emotional impact independently of other elements. 'The way was long, the wind was cold, the minstrel was infirm and old' is poetic style; 'The way was long and the wind was cold, while the minstrel was elderly and infirm'...
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The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, Volumen4

Joseph Conrad - 1983 - 596 páginas
...your dear longed-for visit. t Parodying the stari of Sir Walter Scott's The L^y of the Lait Minitrel: 'The way was long, the wind was cold. / The Minstrel was infirm and old; / . . .The harp, his sole remaining joy, / Was carried by an orphan bov' 2 Four Galswortby poems appeared...
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