Walter Scott Quotes (295 quotes)
Originally: "The grave the last sleep? No; it is the last and final awakening." - May 13, 1827
“When we had a king, and a chancellor, and parliament-men o' our ain, we could aye peeble them wi' stanes when they werena gude bairns - But naebody's nails can reach the length o' Lunnon.”
The Heart of Midlothian', Ch. 4 (1818).
Marmion [Poem] (1808), Canto VI, st. XVII
“Like the dew on the mountain,
Like the foam on the river,
Like the bubble on the fountain,
Thou art gone, and forever!”
Canto III, stanza 16 (Coronach, stanza 3). - The Lady of the Lake (1810)
“The stag at eve had drunk his fill,
Where danced the moon on Monan's rill,
And deep his midnight lair had made
In lone Glenartney's hazel shade.”
Canto I, stanza 1. - The Lady of the Lake (1810)
Rob Roy, Ch. 34 (1817).
“The way was long, the wind was cold,
The Minstrel was infirm and old;
His withered cheek, and tresses gray,
Seemed to have known a better day.”
Introduction - The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805)
“Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burned, As home his footsteps he hath turned From wandering on a foreign strand!”
The Lay of the Last Minstrel canto 6, st. 1 (1805)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalter Scott
Born: August 15, 1771
Died: September 21, 1832 (aged 61)
Occupation: Novelist, poet, lawyer
Bio: Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.
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