Sir Walter Scott's Woodstock

Paperback | January 9, 2012

bySir Walter Scott

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... may have cost me and others? Pudding and pastry may have been burned to a cinder, for, sir, I practise the old domestic rule of visiting the kitchen; or I may have missed prayers, or I may have been too late for an appointment, simply by the negligence of Master Louis Kerneguy failing to let me know the hour of the day." "O," replied Kerneguy, "I am one of those lovers who cannot endure absence--I must be eternally at the feet of my fair enemy--such, I think, is the title with which romances teach us to grace the fair and cruel to whom we devote our hearts and lives.--Speak for me, good lute," he added, taking up the instrument, "and shew whether I know not my duty." He sung, but with more taste than execution, the air of a French rondelai,1 to which some of the wits or sonnetteers,2 in his gay and roving train, had adapted English verses. An hour with thee !--When earliest day Dapples with gold the eastern grey, Oh, what can frame my mind to bear The toil and turmoil, cark and care, New griefs, which coming hours unfold, And sad remembrance of the old? One hour with thee! One hour with thee ! -- When burning June Waves his red flag at pitch of noon; What shall repay the faithful swain His labour on the sultry plain; And more than cave or sheltering bough, Cool feverish blood, and throbbing brow ?-- One hour with thee! One hour with thee !--When sun is set, O, what can teach me to forget The thankless labours of the day; The hopes, the wishes, flung away; The increasing wants, and lessening gains, The master's pride, who scorns my pains ?-- One hour with thee I "Truly, there is another verse," said the songster; "but I sing it not to you, Mistress Alice, because some of the prudes of the court liked it not." 1 This musical song, in which the technical structure ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1895. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... may have cost me and others? Pudding and pastry may have been burned to a cinder, for, sir, I practise the old domestic rule of visit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217791298

ISBN - 13:9780217791298

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