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 death, heart, home, life, power, soul, wealth, and wishes

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd From wandering on a foreign strand! If such there breathe, go mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto vi. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on nature and poets

Call it not vain: they do not err Who say that when the poet dies Mute Nature mourns her worshipper, And celebrates his obsequies.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, Canto v. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on life and men

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It 's no fish ye 're buying, it 's men's lives.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Antiquary. Chap. xi.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

November's sky is chill and drear, November's leaf is red and sear.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion. 1808, introduction

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

As old as the hills

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Monastery. 1820, Chap. ix.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on patience

But patience, cousin, and shuffle the cards Till our hand is a stronger one.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Quentin Durward. 1823, Chap. viii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on losing, poets, and simplicity

For ne'er was lost on poet's ear: A simple race! They waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, Canto v. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on joy, respect, and surprises

Respect was mingled with surprise, And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 21.

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