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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 Whigs of Scotland: Or, The Last of the Stuarts. An Historical ..., Volume 1

William Craig Brownlee - Great Britain - 1833
...busy memory,—he leaned on this staff; and yielded himself up to a flood of sorrow ! CHAPTER XIV. "If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon light; "When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers while;" SIR...
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The Every Day Book: For Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Children's literature - 1834 - 415 pages
...One o'er a flower and leaf; The other over hopes and joys, Whose beauty was as brief. MELROSE ABBEY. IF thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white 3 When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams on the ruined central tower ; When buttress and buttress...
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The Every Day Book: For Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...brief. MELROSE ABBEY. IF ihou wouldst view fair ftlelrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight 5 For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout...When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams on (he ruined central tower; When buttress and buttress alternately Seem framed of ebon and ivory 3 When...
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The Every Day Book: For Youth

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Almanacs - 1834 - 415 pages
...One o'er a flower and leaf; The other over hopes and joys, Whose beauty was as brief. MELROSE ABBEY. IF thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...of lightsome day Gild, but to flout the ruins gray. VENICE. :#r When the broken arches arc black in nighi, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When...
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Sketches of Society in Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Charles Samuel Stewart - Great Britain - 1834
...overlooking the quadrangle, fully to appreciate the force of the oft quoted passage, by Scott — " If thou woulds't view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight ; ABBOT9FORD. 77 For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray. When the broken...
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The lay of the last minstrel. Illustr. ed

sir Walter Scott (bart.) - 1835
...Minsuel's voice began to fail. LonAon; Charles Till, Fleet S THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL. CANTO SECOND. I. If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...central tower ; When buttress and buttress, alternately, Seemed framed of ebon and ivory ; When silver edges the imagery, And the scrolls that teach thee to...
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The Republic of Letters: A Selection, in Poetry and Prose, from ..., Volume 4

Alexander Whitelaw - Literature - 1835
...description which Sir Walter Scott has given of it in his Ley of the Lest Minstrel. If thou wonldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale...to flout the ruins gray. When the broken arches are dark in nigh', And each shafted oriel glimmers white j When the cold light's uncertain shower Streams...
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Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

Washington Irving - Abbotsford - 1835 - 290 pages
...poem, there was one passage that perplexed him sadly. It was the opening of one of the cantos : — " If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go, visit...lightsome day, Gild but to flout the ruins gray," &c. In consequence of this admonition, many of the most devout pilgrims to the ruin could not be contented...
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The Eclectic Review, Volume 14; Volume 62

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - 1835
...poem, there was one passage that perplexed him sadly. It was the opening of one of the cantos : — " If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go, visit...beams of lightsome day, Gild but to flout the ruins grey," &c. In consequence of this admonition, many of the most devout pilgrims to the ruin could not...
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The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th]

1835
...poem, there was one passage that perplexed him sadly. It was the opening of one of the cantos : — " If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go, visit...beams of lightsome day, Gild but to flout the ruins grey," &c. In consequence of this admonition, many of the most devout pilgrims to the ruin could not...
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