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.
The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.
Source: The Monastery. 1820
O fading honours of the dead! O high ambition, lowly laid!
Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name.
Source: Old Mortality. Chap. xxxiv.
O woman! in our hours of ease Uncertain, coy, and hard to please, And variable as the shade By the light quivering aspen made; When pain and anguish wring the brow, A ministering angel thou!
For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war, Was to wed the fair Ellen of Lochinvar.
Source: Marmion, 1808
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.
Source: Ivanhoe. Chap. xxxix.
What can they see in the longest kingly line in Europe, save that it runs back to a successful soldier?
Source: Woodstock. 1826, ch. 37
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