A foot more light, a step more true, Ne'er from the heath-flower dash'd the dew.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)
Source: Lady of the Lake. 1810, Canto i. Stanza 18.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
Sea of upturned faces.
Source: Rob Roy. Chap. xx., 1817
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