Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on ambition and death

O fading honours of the dead! O high ambition, lowly laid!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on age, life, sensuality, world, and worth

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.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Old Mortality. Chap. xxxiv.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on angels, anguish, pain, uncertainty, and women

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!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on love and war

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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

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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 grace

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Oh, Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there Would grace a summer's queen.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Rokeby. Canto iii. Stanza 16.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on god and strength

Profan'd the God-given strength, and marr'd the lofty line.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion. Introduction to Canto i.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on art and mountains

Like the dew on the mountain, Like the foam on the river, Like the bubble on the fountain, Thou art gone, and forever!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto iii. Stanza 16.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on dreams and good

To all, to each, a fair good-night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light!

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion, 1808

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