Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Rob Roy. 1817, Chap. xxxiv.

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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 on love and lovers

Her blue eyes sought the west afar, For lovers love the western star.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on agreement, fate, gold, love, and wishes

'T is an old tale and often told; But did my fate and wish agree, Ne'er had been read, in story old, Of maiden true betray'd for gold, That loved, or was avenged, like me.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

I was not always a man of woe.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on day and rest

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Then hush thee, my darling, take rest while you may, For strife comes with manhood, and waking with day.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lullaby of an Infant Chief

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

. . . suspected to have more tongue in his head than mettle in his bosom.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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