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.
Contributed by: Zaady
To all, to each, a fair good-night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light!
Source: Marmion, 1808
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
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.
Where 's the coward that would not dare To fight for such a land?
Source: Canto iv. Stanza 30.
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