Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

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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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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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on motherhood

I am she, O most bucolical juvenal, under whose charge are placed the milky mothers of the herd.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Betrothed. Chap. xxviii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on life

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Where lives the man that has not tried How mirth can into folly glide, And folly into sin!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Bridal of Triermain. Canto i. Stanza 21.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on reflection

But with the morning cool reflection came.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Chronicles of the Canongate. Chap. iv.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on fatherhood, joy, motherhood, and pride

A mother's pride, a father's joy.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Rokeby. 1813, Canto iii. Stanza 15.

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