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" In varying cadence, soft or strong, He swept the sounding chords along: The present scene, the future lot, His toils, his wants, were all forgot; Cold diffidence and age's frost In the full tide of song were lost... "
The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature - Page 228
1805
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem

Walter Scott - Electronic books - 1805 - 319 pages
...When he kept court at Holyrood ; And much he wished, yet feared, to try The long-forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain...the measure wild, The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's extacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th], Volume 2, Part 1

1806
...speaker, arid to the occasion. The Liist Minstrel is thus modestly, but auspiciously, introduced. ' Amid the strings his fingers strayed. And an uncertain...the measure wild, The old man raised his face and smiled j And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's extacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1806
...harp a tale /of arms and chivalry, in which the names and actions of her ancestors are commemorated. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain...the measure wild, The old man raised his face, and smiled, And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - American literature - 1806
...the names and actions of her ancestors are commemorated. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, Andan uncertain warbling made — And oft he shook his hoary...the measure wild, The old man raised his face, and smiled, And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1806
...harp a tale of arm» and c!iiv*bjs*o which the names and actions of her ancestors are commemorated. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain warbling made— And oft he shook his hoary bead. Aut when he caught the measure «ˇЫ, The old man raised hie face, and smiled, And lightened...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem

Walter Scott - Clans - 1811 - 295 pages
...When he kept court at Holyrood ; And much he .wished yet feared to try 'The long forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain...shook his hoary head. But when he caught the .measure wHd, The old man raised his face and smiled, And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy...
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The lay of the last minstrel, a poem. With Ballads and lyrical pieces

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1812
...When he kept court in Holyrood ; And much he wished, yet feared, to try The long-forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain...the measure wild, The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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The Works of Walter Scott, Esq: The lay of the last minstrel. Ballads and ...

Sir Walter Scott - 1813
...When he kept court in Holy rood ; And much he wished, yet feared, to try The long-forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain...the measure wild, The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lightened up his-faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Esq, Volume 1

Walter Scott - 1819
...feared, to try The long-forgotten melody. Amid the strings his lingers strayed, And an uncertain warhling made, And oft he shook his hoary head. But when he...the measure wild, The old man raised his face and smiled ; And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1820
...When he kept court in Holyrood ; And much he wished, yet feared, to try The long-forgotten melody. Amid the strings his fingers strayed, And an uncertain...the measure wild, The old man raised his face, and smiled ; And lightened up his faded eye, With all a poet's ecstacy ! In varying cadence, soft or strong,...
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