The History and Poetry of the Scottish Border: Their Main Features and Relations, المجلد 1

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W. Blackwood and Sons, 1893
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الصفحة 113 - Hill, and innumerable others of the same sort. These are all faithful to fact and superficial aspect, but they indicate no imaginative feeling about the objects named. Hawkshaw and Stanhope somewhat redeem the character of the Saxon names, and Windlestrae Law may pass for its literalness and suggestiveness of the brown and breezy bent. The Cymri, who were in the district before the Teutons, must have had a singularly fine musical sense ; and although we are not able always to trace the inner significance...
الصفحة 240 - Merlin, overtalk'd and overworn, Had yielded, told her all the charm, and slept. Then, in one moment, she put forth the charm Of woven paces and of waving hands, And in the hollow oak he lay as dead, And lost to life and use and name and fame. Then crying ' I have made his glory mine...
الصفحة 225 - When, with his Norman bowyer band, He came to waste Northumberland. xvi. But fain Saint Hilda's nuns would learn If, on a rock, by Lindisfarne, Saint Cuthbert sits, and toils to frame The sea-born beads that bear his name...
الصفحة 140 - And Dryden, in immortal strain, Had raised the Table Round again,* But that a ribald King and Court Bade him toil on, to make them sport ; Demanded for their niggard pay, Fit for their souls, a looser lay, Licentious satire, song, and play ; The world defrauded of the high design, Profaned the God-given strength, and marr'd the lofty line.
الصفحة 140 - Phlegra with the heroic race were join'd That fought at Thebes and Ilium, on each side Mix'd with auxiliar gods ; and what resounds In fable or romance of Uther's son, Begirt with British and Armoric knights...
الصفحة 239 - It made the laughter of an afternoon That Vivien should attempt the blameless King. And after that, she set herself to gain Him, the most famous man of all those times, Merlin, who knew the range of all their arts, Had built the King his havens, ships, and halls, Was also Bard, and knew the starry heavens...
الصفحة 235 - O little pig! now apply thyself to reason, And listen to birds whose notes are pleasant, Sovereigns across the sea will come on Monday; Blessed will the Cymry be from that design. V. Sweet appletree that grows in the glade ! Their vehemence will conceal it from the lords of Rydderch, Trodden it is around its base, and men are about it. Terrible to them were heroic forms. Gwendydd loves me not, greets me not; I am hated by the firmest minister of Rydderch ; I have ruined his son and his daughter.
الصفحة 18 - Caddon Ford,* And full five thousand men was he; They saw the derke Foreste them before, They thought it awsome for to see. Then spak the lord, hight Hamilton, And to the nobil king said he, 'My sovereign liege, sum council tak, First at your nobilis, syne at me.
الصفحة 353 - WA8 at [Erceldoune :] With Tomas spak Y thare ; Ther herd Y rede in roune, Who Tristrem gat and bare. Who was king with croun ; And who him forsterd yare ; And who was bold baroun, As thair elders ware, Bi yere : — Tomas telles in toun, This auentours as thai ware.
الصفحة 343 - Dunbar demanda a Thomas de Essedoune quant la guere descoce prendreit fyn, e yl la repoundy e dyt" — " When man as mad a kyng of a capped man ; When mon is leuere...

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