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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Sir Walter Scott. (1771–1832) (continued)
 
5143
    A foot more light, a step more true,
Ne’er from the heath-flower dash’d the dew.
          Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 18.
5144
    On his bold visage middle age
Had slightly press’d its signet sage,
Yet had not quench’d the open truth
And fiery vehemence of youth:
Forward and frolic glee was there,
The will to do, the soul to dare.
          Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 21.
5145
    Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Morn of toil nor night of waking.
          Lady of the Lake. Canto i. Stanza 31.
5146
    Hail to the chief who in triumph advances!
          Lady of the Lake. Canto ii. Stanza 19.
5147
    Some feelings are to mortals given
With less of earth in them than heaven.
          Lady of the Lake. Canto ii. Stanza 22.
5148
    Time rolls his ceaseless course.
          Lady of the Lake. Canto iii. Stanza 1.
5149
    Like the dew on the mountain,
  Like the foam on the river,
Like the bubble on the fountain,
  Thou art gone, and forever!
          Lady of the Lake. Canto iii. Stanza 16.
5150
    The rose is fairest when ’t is budding new,
  And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears.
The rose is sweetest wash’d with morning dew,
  And love is loveliest when embalm’d in tears.
          Lady of the Lake. Canto iv. Stanza 1.
5151
    Art thou a friend to Roderick?
          Lady of the Lake. Canto iv. Stanza 30.
5152
    Come one, come all! this rock shall fly
From its firm base as soon as I.
          Lady of the Lake. Canto v. Stanza 10.
5153
    And the stern joy which warriors feel
In foemen worthy of their steel.
          Lady of the Lake. Canto v. Stanza 10.
5154
    Who o’er the herd would wish to reign,
Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain!
Vain as the leaf upon the stream,
And fickle as a changeful dream;
 

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