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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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Abbotsford and Newstead Abbey

Washington Irving - Abbotsford - 1835 - 249 pages
...passage that perplexed him sadly. It was the opening of one of the cantos : — " If thou wouldstview fair Melrose aright, Go, visit it by the pale moonlight;...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 Gentleman's Magazine, Volumes 158-159

Early English newspapers - 1835
...sadly. It was the opening of one of the cantos. " If thou would' st view Melrose aright, Go, visit it at pale moonlight, For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout the ruins grey," &c. In consequence of this admonition, many of the most devont pilgrims to the ruin would not...
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Rambles in Northumberland and on the Scottish Border ... By S. Oliver, etc

Stephen OLIVER (the Younger, pseud. [i.e. William Andrew Chatto.]), William Andrew Chatto - Berwickshire (Scotland) - 1835 - 347 pages
...pretensions to taste and sentiment commence their sing * from the Lay of the Last Minstrel : — " If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moonlight," &c. &c. * To the south-west of Melrose, upon a rising ground nigh to The village of Melrose — the...
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Sketches of Society in Great Britain and Irleand, Volumes 1-2

Charles Samuel Stewart - Great Britain - 1835
...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 ; ABBOTSFORD. 77 For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray. When the broken...
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Landscape - historical illustrations of Scotland, and the Waverley novels ...

George Newenham Wright - 1836
...of Gloucescer calls it Borough-Conan : Conan probably signifying, royal or chief. MELROSE ABBEY. " If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...of lightsome day Gild but to flout the ruins gray." SCOTT. [Monastery, Vol. tp 1!8. " As, strong in his feelings of duty, Father Eustace approached the...
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Landscape-historical Illustrations of Scotland, and the Waverley ..., Volume 2

George Newenham Wright - Engraving, English - 1836
...calls it Borough-Conan : Conan probably signifying, royal or chief. MELROSE ABBEY. " If them wouUUt view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale...of lightsome day Gild but to flout the ruins gray." SCOTT. [Мопачегу, Vol. I. p. 12«. " As, strong in his feelings of duty, Father Eustace approached...
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Revue de Paris

Louis Désiré Véron - 1836
...coDteuip'e noyées dans le brouillard ou se dégageant sous la paie lumière de la lune : Ifthon -wonldt view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light ; For the gay beamsof liglit some day Gi)ii but to flout the rmos grajr (1). Tout cela brillait encore à la fin...
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American Quarterly Review, Volume 22

Robert Walsh - United States - 1837
...road." The sketch of Melrose, also, is executed in the most perfect style of the descriptive art : — " If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...moonlight ; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, bat to flout, the ruins gray. 1837.] Lockharfs Life of Scott. 219 When the broken arches are black...
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Tourist's Guide Through Scotland: Upon a New and Improved Plan

1837
...favourable for enjoying its beauties ; nor should the tourist forget the poet's injunction, — " If thrm wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the pale moon-light. The small town of Melrose contains nothing of interest to the stranger, only that its commodious inn...
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The Western Messenger, Volume 3

Unitarianism - 1837
...American cities in the evening is particularly interesting, and .. ' " Would you view Saint Martha right, Go visit it by the pale moonlight; For the gay beams of garish day Gild, but to flout, the filtKy way" — frequent; the numerous parties of soldiers marching...
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