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" ... let the woodbine twine, And leave untrimmed the eglantine: Nay, my friend, nay — since oft thy praise Hath given fresh vigour to my lays, Since oft thy judgment could refine My flattened thought or cumbrous line, Still kind, as is thy wont, attend,... "
Story of the life of sir Walter Scott, revised, with additions, incl. the ... - Page 141
by Robert Chambers - 1894 - 144 pages
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Studies in Poetry

Stopford Augustus Brooke - Literary Criticism - 1910 - 280 pages
...or cumbrous line ; Still kind, as is thy wont, attend, And in the minstrel spare the friend. Though wild as cloud, as stream, as gale, Flow forth, flow unrestrained, my Tale ! ' I am not sure that the vivacity and variety of Scott's poetry is not as well, perhaps better,...
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Scott's Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

Walter Scott - Flodden, Battle of, England, 1513 - 1911 - 280 pages
...or cumbrous line ; Still kind, as is thy wont, attend, And in the minstrel spare the friend. Though wild as cloud, as stream, as gale, Flow forth, flow unrestrained, my Tale! INTRODUCTION TO CANTO FOURTH. TO JAMES SKENE, ESQ. Ashestiel, Ettrick Forest. AN ancient Minstrel...
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The Country of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

Charles Sumner Olcott - England - 1913 - 578 pages
...minor graces of arrangement and diction. This the poet declares is impossible, and exclaims: — Though wild as cloud, as stream, as gale Flow forth, flow unrestrained, my tale! In this Introduction the poet's mind reverts to the scenes of his c Uldhood, the old farm at...
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Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge, Volume 9

David Patrick, William Geddie - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1927 - 936 pages
...spirit, speed, ringing cadences, all the magic of romance, all the grace of chivalry. Since Honier no man has written so much in Homer's mood, so largely,...of Hellas. Wild as cloud, as stream, as gale, Flow fortli, flow unrestrained, my tale ! he exclaims, in lines addressed to Erskine, conscious of his fault,...
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Works, Volume 24

Sir Walter Scott - 1923 - 896 pages
...or cumbrous line, Still kind, as is thy wont, attend, And in the minstrel spare the friend. Though wild as cloud, as stream, as gale, Flow forth, flow unrestrained, my tale! CANTO THIRD THE HOSTEL, OR INN I THE livelong day Lord Marmion rode ; The mountain path the Palmer...
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Walter Scott: The Making of the Novelist

Jane Millgate - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 242 pages
...still important: Still kind, as is thy wont, attend, And in the minstrel spare the friend[.] Though wild as cloud, as stream, as gale, Flow forth, flow unrestrained, my tale. (129) The epistle ends with an argument won, and with a transformation of the physical details...
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nineteenth century essays

1917 - 256 pages
...or cumbrous line, Still kind, as is thy wont, attend. And in the minstrel spare the friend. Though wild as cloud, as stream, as gale, Flow forth, flow unrestrained, my tale1.' And this is wise, for there is beauty in the North as well as in the South. Only it is to be...
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