William Edmondstoune Aytoun

1813 - 1965

A Quote by William Edmondstoune Aytoun on belief, daughters, sons, and water

Fhairshon had a son, Who married Noah's daughter, And nearly spoiled to Flood, By trinking up ta water: Which he would have done, I at least believe it, Had the mixture peen Only half Glenlivet.

William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813 - 1965)

Source: The Massacre of the Macpherson

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A Quote by William Edmondstoune Aytoun on boredom, fame, and grief

They bore within their breasts the grief That fame can never heal- That deep, unutterable woe Which none save exiles feel.

William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813 - 1965)

Source: The Island of the Scots

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A Quote by William Edmondstoune Aytoun on men and murder

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Fhairshon swore a feud Against the clan M,Tavish; Marched into their land To murder and to rafish; For he did resolve To extirpate the vipers, With four-and-twenty men And five-and-thirty pipers.

William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813 - 1965)

Source: The Massacre of the Macpherson

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A Quote by William Edmondstoune Aytoun on heart

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Nowhere beats the heart so kindly as beneath the tartan plaid!

William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813 - 1965)

Source: Charles Edward at Versailles on the Anniversary of Culledon

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A Quote by William Edmondstoune Aytoun on anger, fashion, god, judgment, lies, and soul

Do not lift him from the bracken, Leave him lying where he fell- Better bier ye cannot fashion: None beseems him half so well As the bare and broken heather, And the hard and trampled sod, Whence his angry soul ascended To the judgment seat of God!

William Edmondstoune Aytoun (1813 - 1965)

Source: The Widow of Glencoe

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