Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on listening

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.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on death, losing, and war

In the lost battle, Borne down by the flying, Where mingles war's rattle With groans of the dying.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on affection and indifference

Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor, but not a long polar frost of indifference.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on fatherhood, god, and guidance

When Israel, of the Lord belov'd, Out of the land of bondage came, Her fathers' God before her mov'd, An awful guide in smoke and flame.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Ivanhoe. Chap. xxxix.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on soldiers and success

What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier?

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Woodstock. 1826, ch. 37

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on fate and time

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"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.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Peveril of the Peak. Chap. xlii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on life and men

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But search the land of living men, Where wilt thou find their like again?

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion, 1808, canto i, st. ii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on architecture, history, knowledge, lawyers, and literature

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.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Guy Mannering. 1815, Chap. xxxvii.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on life, love, and pain

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.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on grace

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And ne'er did Grecian chisel trace A Nymph, a Naiad, or a Grace Of finer form or lovelier face.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 18.

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