The Black Dwarf
Classic Books Company, 2001 - 262 pages
Scott's 1816 novella of love and nationalism along the Scottish Borders receives the authoritative treatment characteristic of the Edinburgh Editions. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Page 66 - Tis the fire-shower of ruin all dreadfully driven From his eyrie, that beacons the darkness of heaven. Oh, crested Lochiel ! the peerless in might, Whose banners arise on the battlements' height, Heaven's fire is around thee, to blast and to burn ; Return to thy dwelling ! all lonely return ! For the blackness of ashes shall mark where it stood, And a wild mother scream o'er her famishing brood.
Page 61 - When the devil was sick, the devil a monk would be, When the devil was well, the devil a monk was he.
Page 60 - Marry, then, sweet wag, when thou art king, let not us, that are squires of the night's body, be called thieves of the day's beauty; let us be — Diana's foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon : And let men say, we be men of good government; being governed as the sea is, by our noble and chaste mistress the moon, under whose countenance we — steal, P.