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Abbey ancient appearance banks Bart battle beautiful Bridge Bruce building built burgh called Castle celebrated century chapel chief church close coast considerable contains crosses distance Duke Earl east Edinburgh English enters erected extensive extremity fall farther feet formerly four Glasgow Glen ground half head height Highland hill House immediate inhabitants interesting island James John King Kirk lake land late Leaving length Loch Lord mansion Mary miles mountain neighbourhood noble object occupied once opposite original passes population possession present principal Queen reaches remains remarkable residence rises river road Robert rock royal ruins scene scenery Scotland Scott Scottish seat seen short side situated stands stone stream Street surrounded tourist tower town trees village walls whole wild woods
Page 123 - When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white; When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams on the ruined central tower; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory...
Page 109 - By lone St. Mary's silent lake; Thou know'st it well — nor fen nor sedge Pollute the pure lake's crystal edge; Abrupt and sheer, the mountains sink At once upon the level brink; And just a trace of silver sand Marks where the water meets the land. Far in the mirror, bright and blue Each hill's huge outline you may view; Shaggy with heath, but lonely bare, Nor tree, nor bush, nor brake is there, Save where, of land, yon slender line Bears thwart the lake the scatter'd pine.
Page 88 - O'er Roslin all that dreary night A wondrous blaze was seen to gleam ; 'Twas broader than the watch-fire's light, And redder than the bright moonbeam. It glared on Roslin's castled rock, It ruddied all the copse-wood glen ; 'Twas seen from Dryden's groves of oak, And seen from caverned Hawthornden.
Page 369 - twas Claver'se who spoke, " Ere the King's crown shall fall there are crowns to be broke; So let each Cavalier who loves honour and me, Come follow the bonnet of Bonny Dundee. " Come fill up my cup, come fill up my can, Come saddle your horses, and call up your men; Come open the West Port, and let me gang free, And it's room for the bonnets of Bonny Dundee!
Page 213 - Roderigh Vich Alpine dhu, ho ! ieroe ! " Proudly our pibroch has thrill'd in Glen Fruin, And Bannochar's groans to our slogan replied ; Glen Luss and Ross-dhu, they are smoking in ruin, And the best of...
Page 88 - Tis not because the ring they ride, And Lindesay at the ring rides well, But that my sire the wine will chide If 'tis not fill'd by Rosabelle.
Page 88 - There are twenty of Roslin's barons bold Lie buried within that proud chapelle; Each one the holy vault doth hold But...
Page 122 - The moon on the east oriel shone, Through slender shafts of shapely stone, By foliaged tracery combined ; Thou would'st have thought some fairy's hand, "Twixt poplars straight, the osier wand, In many a freakish knot, had twined ; Then framed a spell, when the work was done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone.
Page 307 - And welter'd in that wondrous dome, Where, as to shame the temples deck'd By skill of earthly architect, Nature herself, it seem'd, would raise A Minster to her Maker's praise! Not for a meaner use ascend Her columns, or her arches bend; Nor of a theme less solemn tells That mighty surge that ebbs and swells,