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" THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel was infirm and old; His withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. "
Fifth Book of Lessons for the Use of Schools - Page 397
1836 - 442 pages
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The Scots Magazine and Edinburgh Literary Miscellany, Volume 77

1815
...long, the night was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old, His wither'd cheek and tresses gray Secm'd to have known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining...Was carried by an orphan boy ; The last of all the bards was he Who sung of Border Chivalrie. For, well-a-day, their date was fled ; His tuneful brethren...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem

Walter Scott - 1805 - 319 pages
...the action is three nights and three days. THE LAY OP THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO FIRST. INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the Bards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry; For, well-a-day ! their date was fled, His tuneful brethren...
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The Edinburgh annual register

1810
...of the Last Minstrel. The lines that suggested it are to be found in the introduction to that poem. The way was long, the wind was cold : The minstrel...and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day : His h'arp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. Perhaps, the. character of the minstrel,...
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The Edinburgh Annual Register, for 1808-26, Volume 1, Part 2

1810
...of the Last Minstrel. The lines that suggested it arc to be found in the introduction to that poem. The way was long, the wind was cold : The minstrel...and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day : His harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy. Perhaps, the character of the minstrel,...
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The lay of the last minstrel, a poem. With Ballads and lyrical pieces

Walter Scott (sir, bart.) - 1812
...Three Nights and Three Days. THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO FIRST. .JL i -!.'. INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...tresses gray, . Seemed to have known a better day$ ' L The harp, his sole remaining joy, Was carried by an orphan boy.) / .'':;! .. A The...
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: The lay of the last minstrel. Ballads and ...

Sir Walter Scott - 1813
...by the action is Three Nights and Three Days. THE LAY THE LAST MINSTREL. CAJSTO FIRST. INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry. For, well-a-day! their date was fled, His tuneful brethren...
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Campbell; or, The Scottish probationer, a novel [by A. Balfour].

Alexander Balfour, Campbell (fict. name.) - 1819
...tour of pleasure to that I had already visited, Dunkeld *-"have the preference. CHAPTER XXXIII. . / The way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel...and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a better day. SCOTT. AFTER leaving Dtmkeld, we proceeded to the pass of Killicrankie, celebrated as the spot where...
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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1819
...actually flourished. The time occupied hy the it turn is three Rights and three Pays. I* INTRODUCTION. TnE way was long, the wind was cold, The minstrel was infirm and old ; llis withered cheek, and tresses gray, Seemed to have known a hetter day ; The harp, his sole remaining...
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The poetical works of Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
...by the action is Three Wights and Three Days. LAY or THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO FIRST. INTRODUCTION. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...Was carried by an orphan boy. The last of all the bards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry. For, well-a-day ! their date was fled, His tuneful brethren...
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British melodies, extracts from the modern poets [signed J.H.R.].

British melodies - 1820
...worshipp'd because you are human And potent because you are weak. THE LAST MINSTREL. tl'alrer Scott. THE way was long, the wind was cold, The Minstrel...known a better day ; The harp, his sole remaining joy, AV'as carried by an orphan boy ; The last of all the bards was he, Who sung of Border chivalry. For,...
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