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SIR WALTER SCOTT QUOTES

O, what a tangled web we weave;
When first we practice to deceive!

SIR WALTER SCOTT, Marmion

Fortune may raise up or abuse the ordinary mortal, but the sage and the soldier should have minds beyond her control.

SIR WALTER SCOTT, Tale of the Crusaders

In listening mood she seemed to stand,
The guardian Naiad of the strand.

SIR WALTER SCOTT, The Lady of the Lake

Vengeance to God alone belongs;
But, when I think of all my wrongs
My blood is liquid flame!

SIR WALTER SCOTT, Marmion

But woe awaits a country, when
She sees the tears of bearded men.

SIR WALTER SCOTT, Marmion

Despite those titles, power, and pelf,
The wretch, concentred all in self,
Living, shall forfeit fair renown,
And, doubly dying, shall go down
To the vile dust from whence he sprung,
Unwept, unhonour'd and unsung.

SIR WALTER SCOTT, The Lay of the Last Minstrel

The summer dawn's reflected hue
To purple changed Loch Katrine blue,
Mildly and soft the western breeze
Just kiss'd the lake, just stirr'd the trees,
And the pleased lake, like maiden coy,
Trembled but dimpled not for joy.

WALTER SCOTT, Lady of the Lake

And better had they ne'er been born,
Who read to doubt, or read to scorn.

WALTER SCOTT, The Monastery

When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone.

SIR WALTER SCOTT, attributed, Day's Collacon

But with the morning cool repentance came.

WALTER SCOTT, Rob Roy

Literature is a great staff, but a very sorry crutch.

SIR WALTER SCOTT, attributed, Day's Collacon


Sir Walter Scott - a biography.

Sir Walter Scott Poems - a collection of his poetry.

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