Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

When Prussia hurried to the field, And snatch'd the spear, but left the shield.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion, 1808, Introduction to Canto iii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on soldiers

Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Life of Napoleon.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on danger, dreams, rest, sleep, and soldiers

Soldier rest! thy warfare o'er, Sleep the sleep thast knows not breaking, Dream of battled fields no more, Days of danger, nights of waking.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 31.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on heart

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Steady of heart and stout of hand.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on joy

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And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto v. Stanza 10.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

No pale gradations quench his ray, No twilight dews his wrath allay.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Rokeby. Canto vi. Stana 21.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

The sun never sets on the immense empire of Charles V.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Life of Napoleon. 1827.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on country, men, and tears

But woe awaits a country when She sees the tears of bearded men.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on belief

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Tell that to the marines - the sailors won't believe it.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Redgauntlet, 1824

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on companions, deception, dogs, investment, nature, and nobility

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Talisman. 1825, Chap. xxiv.

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