Some feelings are to mortals given With less of earth in them than heaven.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto ii. Stanza 22.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Art thou a friend to Roderick?
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto iv. Stanza 30.
Nothing is more completely the child of art than a garden.
Oh, Brignall banks are wild and fair, And Greta woods are green, And you may gather garlands there Would grace a summer's queen.
Source: Rokeby. Canto iii. Stanza 16.
Profan'd the God-given strength, and marr'd the lofty line.
Source: Marmion. Introduction to Canto i.
Like the dew on the mountain, Like the foam on the river, Like the bubble on the fountain, Thou art gone, and forever!
Source: Lady of the Lake. Canto iii. Stanza 16.
Oh what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive.
Source: Marmion. 1808
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