Tell that to the marines - the sailors won't believe it.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Source: Redgauntlet, 1824
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: The Talisman. 1825, Chap. xxiv.
The playbill, which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out.
Source: The Talisman. 1825. Introduction.
The stag at eve had drunk his fill, Where danced the moon on Monam's rill, And deep his midnight lair had made In lone Glenartney's hazel shade.
Source: The Lady of the Lake, 1810
Along thy wild and willow'd shore.
Source: Canto iv. Stanza 1.
With a smile on her lips and a tear in her eye.
Source: Marmion, 1808
When Prussia hurried to the field, And snatch'd the spear, but left the shield.
Source: Marmion, 1808, Introduction to Canto iii.
Although too much of a soldier among sovereigns, no one could claim with better right to be a sovereign among soldiers.
Source: Life of Napoleon.
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.
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 31.
Steady of heart and stout of hand.
Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805
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