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The Betrothed - Chapter THE FIRST The Betrothed - Chapter THE FIRST

The Betrothed - Chapter THE FIRST
CHAPTER THE FIRSTNow in these days were hotte wars upon the Marches of Wales. LEWIS'S History.The Chronicles, from which this narrative is extracted, assure us, that during the long period when the Welsh princes maintained their independence, the year 1187 was peculiarly marked as favourable to peace betwixt them and their warlike neighbours, the Lords Marchers, who inhabited those formidable castles on the frontiers of the ancient British, on the ruins of which the traveller gazes with wonder. This was the time when Baldwin, Archbishop of Canterbury, accompanied by the learned Giraldus de Barri, afterwards Bishop of Saint David's, preached the... Long Stories - Post by : ear1less - Date : April 2012 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1901

The Betrothed - INTRODUCTION The Betrothed - INTRODUCTION

The Betrothed - INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTIONMINUTES OF SEDERUNT OF A GENERAL MEETING OF THE SHAREHOLDERS DESIGNING TO FORM A JOINT-STOCK COMPANY, UNITED FOR THE PURPOSE OF WRITING AND PUBLISHING THE CLASS OF WORKS CALLED THE WAVERLEY NOVELS,HELD IN THE WATERLOO TAVERN, REGENT'S BRIDGE, EDINBURGH, 1_st June_, 1825.(The reader must have remarked, that the various editions of the proceedings at this meeting were given in the public papers with rather more than usual inaccuracy. The cause of this was no ill- timed delicacy on the part of the gentlemen of the press to assert their privilege of universal presence wherever a few are met together, and to... Long Stories - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : April 2012 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 637

The Betrothed - INTRODUCTION--(1832.) The Betrothed - INTRODUCTION--(1832.)

The Betrothed - INTRODUCTION--(1832.)
INTRODUCTION--(1832.)The Tales of the Crusaders was determined upon as the title of the following series of the Novels, rather by the advice of the few friends whom, death has now rendered still fewer, than by the author's own taste. Not but that he saw plainly enough the interest which might be excited by the very name of the Crusaders, but he was conscious at the same time that that interest was of a character which it might be more easy to create than to satisfy, and that by the mention of so magnificent a subject each reader might be induced to... Long Stories - Post by : PhilD - Date : April 2012 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1556

Lochinvar Lochinvar

Lochinvar
Oh! young Lochinvar is come out of the west,Through all the wide Border his steed was the best;And save his good broadsword, he weapons had none,He rode all unarmed, and he rode all alone;So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war,There never was knight like the young Lochinvar.He stayed not for brake, and he stopped not for stone;He swam the Esk river ford there was none;But ere he alighted at Netherby gate,The bride had consented, the gallant came late;For a laggard in love, and a dastard in war,Was to wed the fair Ellen of brave Lochinvar.So boldly he entered... Poems - Post by : insightful - Date : September 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 3434

Christmas In The Olden Time Christmas In The Olden Time

Christmas In The Olden Time
The damsel donned her kirtle sheen; The hall was dressed with holly green; Forth to the wood did merry-men go To gather in the mistletoe. Then opened wide the baron's hall To vassal, tenant, serf, and all; Power laid his rod of rule aside, And ceremony doffed his pride. The heir, with roses in his shoes, That night might village partner choose; The lord underogating share The vulgar game of post-and-pair. All hailed with uncontrolled delight And general voice, the happy night, That to the cottage as the crown Brought tidings of salvation down. The fire with well-dried logs supplied Went... Poems - Post by : albefree - Date : September 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 2063

Wandering Willie's Tale Wandering Willie's Tale

Wandering Willie's Tale
Honest folks like me! How do ye ken whether I am honest, or what I am? I may be the deevil himsell for what ye ken, for he has power to come disguised like an angel of light; and, besides, he is a prime fiddler. He played a sonata to Corelli, ye ken."There was something odd in this speech, and the tone in which it was said. It seemed as if my companion was not always in his constant mind, or that he was willing to try if he could frighten me. I laughed at the extravagance of his language, however,... Short Stories - Post by : reflextrading - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 3273

Trial Of Duncan Terig, Alias Clerk, And Alexander Bane Macdonald Trial Of Duncan Terig, Alias Clerk, And Alexander Bane Macdonald

Trial Of Duncan Terig, Alias Clerk, And Alexander Bane Macdonald
TRIAL OF DUNCAN TERIG ALIAS CLERK, AND ALEXANDER BANE MACDONALD,FOR THE MURDER OFARTHUR DAVIS,SERGEANT IN GENERAL GUISE'S REGIMENT OF FOOT.JUNE,A.D. M.DCC.LIV.EDINBURGH:PRINTED BY BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY.1831.TOTHE MEMBERS OF THE BANNATYNE CLUB,THIS COPY OF A TRIAL,INVOLVING A CURIOUS POINT OF EVIDENCE,IS PRESENTEDBYWALTER SCOTT.FEBRUARY, M.DCCC.XXXI. Transcriber's Note: Letters that are printed as superscript are indicated by being preceeded by a caret (^). THE BANNATYNE CLUB.M.DCCC.XXXI.SIR WALTER SCOTT, BAR^T.(PRESIDENT.)THE EARL OF ABERDEEN, K.T.RIGHT HON. WILLIAM ADAM, LORD CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF THE JURY COURT.JAMES BALLANTYNE, ESQ.SIR WILLIAM MACLEOD BANNATYNE. 5LORD BELHAVEN AND STENTON.GEORGE JOSEPH BELL, ESQ.ROBERT BELL, ESQ.WILLIAM BELL, ESQ.JOHN BORTHWICK, ESQ. 10WILLIAM BLAIR, ESQ.THE REV. PHILIP BLISS,... Nonfictions - Post by : sb3ugs - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 3220

The Field Of Waterloo The Field Of Waterloo

The Field Of Waterloo
The Field of WaterlooI.Fair Brussels, thou art far behind,Though, lingering on the morning wind, We yet may hear the hourPealed over orchard and canal,With voice prolonged and measured fall, From proud St. Michael's tower;Thy wood, dark Soignies, holds us now,Where the tall beeches' glossy bough For many a league around,With birch and darksome oak between,Spreads deep and far a pathless screen, Of tangled forest ground.Stems planted close by stems defyThe adventurous foot--the curious eye For access seeks in vain;And the brown tapestry of leaves,Strewed on the blighted ground, receives Nor sun, nor air, nor rain.No opening glade dawns on our way,No... Poems - Post by : walter1970 - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1372

Dance Of Death Dance Of Death

Dance Of Death
Dance of Death(1815) I.Night and morning were at meeting Over Waterloo;Cocks had sung their earliest greeting; Faint and low they crew,For no paly beam yet shoneOn the heights of Mount Saint John;Tempest-clouds prolonged the swayOf timeless darkness over day;Whirlwind, thunder-clap, and showerMarked it a predestined hour.Broad and frequent through the nightFlashed the sheets of levin-light:Muskets, glancing lightnings back,Showed the dreary bivouac Where the soldier lay,Chill and stiff, and drenched with rain,Wishing dawn of morn again, Though death should come with day.II.'Tis at such a tide and hourWizard, witch, and fiend have power,And ghastly forms through mist and shower Gleam on the gifted... Poems - Post by : questor - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 2612

Romance Of Dunois Romance Of Dunois

Romance Of Dunois
Romance of DunoisFROM THE FRENCH. (1815.) (The original of this little Romance makes part of a manuscriptcollection of French Songs, probably compiled by some young officer,which was found on the field of Waterloo, so much stained with clayand with blood as sufficiently to indicate what had been the fate ofits late owner. The song is popular in France, and is rather a goodspecimen of the style of composition to which it belongs. Thetranslation is strictly literal.) It was Dunois, the young and brave, was bound for Palestine,But first he made his orisons before Saint Mary's shrine:"And grant, immortal Queen of Heaven," was still... Poems - Post by : sobande - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1028

The Troubadour The Troubadour

The Troubadour
The Troubadour(1815.) Glowing with love, on fire for fame A Troubadour that hated sorrowBeneath his lady's window came, And thus he sung his last good-morrow:"My arm it is my country's right, My heart is in my true-love's bower;Gaily for love and fame to fight Befits the gallant Troubadour."And while he marched with helm on head And harp in hand, the descant rung,As faithful to his favourite maid, The minstrel-burden still he sung:"My arm it is my country's right, My heart is in my lady's bower;Resolved for love and fame to fight I come, a gallant Troubadour."Even when the battle-roar was deep, With... Poems - Post by : imported_n/a - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1923

Pibroch Of Donald Dhu Pibroch Of Donald Dhu

Pibroch Of Donald Dhu
Pibroch of Donald Dhu(This is a very ancient pibroch belonging to Clan MacDonald. The words of the set, theme, or melody, to which the pipe variations are applied, run thus in Gaelic:-Piobaireachd Dhonuil Dhuidh, piobaireachd Dhonuil;Piobaireachd Dhonuil Dhuidh, piobaireachd Dhonuil;Piobaireachd Dhonuil Dhuidh, piobaireachd Dhonuil;Piob agus bratach air faiche Inverlochi.The pipe-summons of Donald the Black,The pipe-summons of Donald the Black,The war-pipe and the pennon are on the gathering-place at Inverlochy.) Pibroch of Donuil Dhu, Pibroch of Donuil, Wake thy wild voice anew, Summon Clan Conuil. Come away, come away, Hark to the summons! Come in your war array, Gentles and commons. Come... Poems - Post by : Rodney_Rushing - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1634

The Vision Of Don Roderick The Vision Of Don Roderick

The Vision Of Don Roderick
The Vision of Don RoderickPREFACEThe following Poem is founded upon a Spanish Tradition, bearing, ingeneral, that Don Roderick, the last Gothic King of Spain, when theinvasion of the Moors was depending, had the temerity to descendinto an ancient vault, near Toledo, the opening of which had beendenounced as fatal to the Spanish Monarchy. The legend adds, thathis rash curiosity was mortified by an emblematical representationof those Saracens who, in the year 714, defeated him in battle, andreduced Spain under their dominion. I have presumed to prolong theVision of the Revolutions of Spain down to the present eventfulcrisis of the Peninsula, and... Poems - Post by : gabby - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 1646

The Tapestried Chamber The Tapestried Chamber

The Tapestried Chamber
INTRODUCTION.This is another little story from The Keepsake of 1828. It was told to me many years ago by the late Miss Anna Seward, who, among other accomplishments that rendered her an amusing inmate in a country house, had that of recounting narratives of this sort with very considerable effect--much greater, indeed, than any one would be apt to guess from the style of her written performances. There are hours and moods when most people are not displeased to listen to such things; and I have heard some of the greatest and wisest of my contemporaries take their share in telling... Short Stories - Post by : kzvans - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 2587

My Aunt Margaret's Mirror My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

My Aunt Margaret's Mirror
INTRODUCTIONThe species of publication which has come to be generally known by the title of ANNUAL, being a miscellany of prose and verse, equipped with numerous engravings, and put forth every year about Christmas, had flourished for a long while in Germany before it was imitated in this country by an enterprising bookseller, a German by birth, Mr. Ackermann. The rapid success of his work, as is the custom of the time, gave birth to a host of rivals, and, among others, to an Annual styled The Keepsake, the first volume of which appeared in 1828, and attracted much notice, chiefly... Short Stories - Post by : henry - Date : July 2010 - Author : Sir Walter Scott - Read : 2695