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.
Contributed by: Zaady
No pale gradations quench his ray, No twilight dews his wrath allay.
Source: Rokeby. Canto vi. Stana 21.
The sun never sets on the immense empire of Charles V.
Source: Life of Napoleon. 1827.
But woe awaits a country when She sees the tears of bearded men.
Tell that to the marines - the sailors won't believe it.
Source: Redgauntlet, 1824
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
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