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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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
"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.
Some feelings are to mortals given With less of earth in them than heaven.
Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto ii. Stanza 22.
There is a southern proverb - fine words butter no parsnips.
Source: The Legend of Montrose, 1819
Ne'er Was flattery lost on poet's ear; A simple race! they waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.
Source: Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, canto iv, conclusion
A foot more light, a step more true, Ne'er from the heath-flower dash'd the dew.
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 18.
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