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.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Call it not vain: they do not err Who say that when the poet dies Mute Nature mourns her worshipper, And celebrates his obsequies.
Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, Canto v. Stanza 1.
It 's no fish ye 're buying, it 's men's lives.
Source: The Antiquary. Chap. xi.
November's sky is chill and drear, November's leaf is red and sear.
Source: Marmion. 1808, introduction
As old as the hills
Source: The Monastery. 1820, Chap. ix.
But patience, cousin, and shuffle the cards Till our hand is a stronger one.
Source: Quentin Durward. 1823, Chap. viii.
For ne'er was lost on poet's ear: A simple race! They waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.
Respect was mingled with surprise, And the stern joy which warriors feel In foemen worthy of their steel.
Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 21.
The rose is fairest when 't is budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears. The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto iv. Stanza 1.
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