Historical Romances of the Author of Waverley, Volume 15

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A. Constable & Company, 1824

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I
3
II
14
III
24
IV
37
V
57
VI
71
VII
89
VIII
101
XV
188
XVI
202
XVII
215
XVIII
233
XIX
247
XX
267
XXI
278
XXII
291

IX
111
X
125
XI
140
XII
153
XIII
163
XIV
171
XXIII
304
XXIV
317
XXV
329
XXVI
342
XXVII
360

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Page 188 - When lovely woman stoops to folly, And finds too late that men betray, What charm can soothe her melancholy, What art can wash her guilt away ? The only art her guilt to cover, To hide her shame from every eye, To give repentance to her lover, And wring his bosom — is to die.
Page 273 - Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
Page 17 - Within that awful volume lies The mystery of mysteries ! Happiest they of human race, To whom God has granted grace To read, to fear, to hope, to pray, To lift the latch, and force the way ; And better had they ne'er been born, Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.
Page 196 - Why the de'il dinna ye march forward in order ? March, march, Eskdale and Liddesdale, All the blue bonnets are bound for the Border. Many a banner spread, Flutters above your head, Many a crest that is famous in story, Mount and make ready then, Sons of the mountain glen, Fight for the Queen and the old Scottish glory.
Page 299 - ... he never would take money for them, and that I should have the whole advantage of all he wrote. This declaration became morally void when the question was about thousands, instead of a few hundreds ; and I perfectly agree with the admired and admirable Author of Waverley, that the wise and good accept not gifts which are made in heat of blood, and which may be after repented of.
Page 257 - Shafton when he looked elsewhere, and were dropped at once when they encountered his, that she was irresistible ! In fine, the affectionate delicacy of her whole demeanour, joined to the promptitude and boldness she had so lately evinced, tended to ennoble the services she had rendered, as if some sweet engaging Grace Put on some clothes to come abroad, And took a waiter's place.
Page 50 - Ah that I had with me my Anatomy of Wit— that all-to-be-unparalleled volume — that quintessence of human wit — that treasury of quaint invention — that exquisitely-pleasant-to-read, and inevitablynecessary-to-be-remembered manual of all that is worthy to be known — which indoctrines the rude in civility, the dull in intellectuality, the heavy in jocosity, the blunt in gentility, the vulgar in nobility, and all of them in that unutterable perfection...

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