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" IF thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray. "
Anthologia oxoniensis - Page 102
by William Linwood - 1846 - 306 pages
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 20

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1822
...yet the subject is a work of art, and much less beautiful than the far-famed temple of the Sibyl : If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...the gay beams of lightsome day Gild but to flout the rums gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted Oriel glimmers white ; When...
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Description of the Abbeys of Melrose and Old Melrose, with Their Traditions

John Bower (of Melrose.) - Melrose (Scottish Borders, Scotland) - 1822 - 125 pages
...the beauty and grandeur of the ruins of Meirose Abbey, says—- If thou would st view fair Meirose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light ; For the...beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins grey. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 20

Great Britain - 1822
...by the pale moon-light; When the broken arches are black in night, Gild but to flout the ruins gray. And each shafted Oriel glimmers white; When the cold light's uncertain shower, Streams on the ruin'd central tower, • Seem framed of ebon and ivory, When buttress and buttress alternately, When...
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The poetical works of sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1823
...LAY THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO SECOND. THE LAY or THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO SECOND. I. IF thou wouM'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale...When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams on the ruin'd central tower ; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory; When...
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Body and Soul, Volume 2

George Wilkins - Christianity - 1823
...determined to visit this superb ruin according to the recommendation of the poet : " If thou wouldst see fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light...lightsome day Gild, but to flout the ruins gray." Accordingly the travellers presented themselves before the Abbey about the same time that William of...
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The London Magazine, Volume 7

1823
...fair Mclrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight, V.' hun the broken arches are black in sight, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams on the ruin'd central tower ; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory ; When...
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The London Magazine, Volume 7

English literature - 1823
...poems of Sir Walter Scott, and of l)r. Southey, the poet laureat ; and to such measures as these : If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight, When the broken arches arc black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold light's...
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The Visitors' New Guide to the Spa of Leamington Priors, and Its Vicinity ...

William Thomas Moncrieff - Health resorts - 1824 - 318 pages
...remarkable ruins, we should say in the words of Scott, — ,Jf thou woulds't view fair " Kenil worth" right, Go visit it by the pale moonlight; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, hut to flout, the ruins gray. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers...
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The Scotsman's Library: Being a Collection of Anecdotes and Facts ...

James Mitchell - Scotland - 1825 - 740 pages
...the work was done, And changed the willow wreattis to stone. Of the whole scene he thus writes : — If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins grey. When the broken arches are black in night, Ami each shafted oriel glimmerę white; When the cold...
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The natural and artificial wonders of the United Kingdom, by J ..., Volume 3

sir Richard Phillips - 1825
...done, And changed the willow wreaths to stone. Of the whole scene he thus writes : — If thou would'at view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale...beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins grey. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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