For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war, Was to wed the fair Ellen of Lochinvar.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Source: Marmion, 1808
Contributed by: Zaady
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
"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.
To all, to each, a fair good-night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light!
When a man hasn't a good reason for doing a thing, he has a good reason for letting it alone.
There 's a gude time coming.
Source: Rob Roy. Chap. xxxii.
Good wine needs neither bush nor preface To make it welcome.
Source: Peveril of the Peak, 1822
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