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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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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 7

1838
...in our opinion described Abbeys and Cathedrals, within and without, much belter than Walter Scott. "If thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...beams of lightsome day Gild but to flout the ruins grey. When the broken arches arc black in night And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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Harrison's monthly collection [Formerly The monthly collection of tales. Ed ...

...specimen of his critical acumen. A celebrated passage in " the Lay" meets with his disapproval : — "If thou wouldst 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, And each shafted oriel glimmers white." " The second...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 44

Scotland - 1838
...opinion, described Abbeys and Cathedrals, within and without, much better than Walter Scott. " If Ihou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by 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 Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: With a Sketch of His Life

Walter Scott, J. W. Lake - Poetry - 1838 - 443 pages
...Encouraged thus, the Aged Man, After meet rest, again began. Ir thou would'st view fair Melrose injV. Go visit it by the pale moonlight; For the gay beams of lightsome day Gild, but to Bout, the ruins gray. When the broken arches are black in niycfc, And each shafted oriel glimmers white;...
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The Fourth Reader: For the Use of Schools

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Readers - 1839 - 312 pages
...took place. LESSON LVII. Melrose Abbey. THIS is a fine old ruin of an ancient Abbey in Scotland. IP thou wouldst view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it...beams of lightsome day Gild, but to flout, the ruins THE SET OF DIAMONDS. 137 When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 27

1840
...continued. MEMOIRS OF AN ITALIAN " And tell of all I felt, of all I saw." CHAPTER I. Love and moonlight. " If thou would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit...uncertain shower Streams on the ruined central tower." ST. Martin's abbey (la Badia di San Martino) lies at the distance of four miles from Parma, in a south-westerly...
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Ancient and modern York; a guide

Robert Rouière Pearce - 1841 - 164 pages
...persons were present. of If them would'st view fair Mary's aright, .Go view it by the pale moon light ; (For the gay beams of lightsome day, Gild but to flout...night And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; "When buttress and buttress alternately, Seem framed of ebon and ivory, When silver edges the imagery ; Then...
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Melrose and Its Vicinity: Being an Account of Such Objects of Historical and ...

Abbeys - 1841 - 196 pages
...merely adding the description which Sir Walter Scott has given of it in his Lay of the Last Minstrel. ' 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, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Complete in One Volume. With ...

Walter Scott - 1841 - 823 pages
...of ttjr ftajlt fSLlnttrtl CANTO SECOND. IF thon would'st view fair Melrosc aright,1 Go visit it I iy ay, grey. When the broken arches are black in night, And each shafted oriel glimmers white ; When the cold...
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The Ladies' Pearl: A Monthly Magazine, Volume 1

1841
...recollect the Lay of the Last Minstrel. If thnu would'st view fair Melrose aright, Go visit it by the paie moon-light, For the gay beams of lightsome day, Gild, but to flout, the ruins gray. We saw it by star-light, and then by eun-light. It is worth looking at as a ruin, aside from the romance...
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