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And plainly might Fitz-Eustace see,
By stains upon the charger's knee,
And his left side, that on the moor
He had not kept his footing sure.
Long musing on these wondrous signs,
At length to rest the squire reclines,
Broken and short; for still, between,
Would dreams of terror intervene :
Eustace did ne'er so blithely mark
The first-notes of the morning lark.

Introduction to Canto Fourth.

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An ancient Minstrel sagely said,
“ Where is the life which late we led?"
That motely clown in Arden wood,
Whom humorous Jacques with envy view'd,

James Skene, Esq. of Rulislaw, Aberdeenshire, was Cornet in the Royal Edinburgh Light Horse Volunteers; and Sir Walter Scott was Quartermaster of the same corps.

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