In listening mood she seemed to stand, The guardian Naiad of the strand.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 17.
Contributed by: Zaady
In the lost battle, Borne down by the flying, Where mingles war's rattle With groans of the dying.
Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor, but not a long polar frost of indifference.
"Lambe them, lads! lambe them!" a cant phrase of the time derived from the fate of Dr. Lambe, an astrologer and quack, who was knocked on the head by the rabble in Charles the First's time.
Source: Peveril of the Peak. Chap. xlii.
But search the land of living men, Where wilt thou find their like again?
Source: Marmion, 1808, canto i, st. ii.
A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.
Source: Guy Mannering. 1815, Chap. xxxvii.
Lightly from fair to fair he flew, And loved to plead, lament, and sue; Suit lightly won, and short-lived pain, For monarchs seldom sigh in vain.
And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace Of finer form or lovelier face.
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 18.
Hail to the chief who in triumph advances!
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto ii. Stanza 19.
The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.
Source: The Monastery. 1820
Copyright © 2015 Gaiam, Inc.