Sir David Wilkie

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881 - 112 ページ

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10 ページ - And, entering on discourse, such stories told, As made me oft revisit his sad cell. For he had been a soldier in his youth ; And fought in famous battles, when the peers Of Europe, by the bold Godfredo led, Against th' usurping infidels display'd The blessed cross, and won the Holy Land.
56 ページ - Scott accosted him in an affable tone, and asked for a pinch of snuff. The old man drew forth a horn snuff-box. ' Hoot, man,' said Scott,
86 ページ - ... and inhabitants harmoniously agreed to set up the reformed worship in the town. The church was stripped of all images and pictures, and the monasteries were pulled down.
86 ページ - ... when the discourse is over. " On the other side of the picture, in red, is the Lord James Stuart, afterwards Regent Murray ; beyond is the Earl of Glencairne ; and in front, resting on his sword, is the Earl of Morton, behind whom is the Earl of Argyll, whose Countess, the...
17 ページ - and then, all of a sudden, he would burst out with a quotation from Homer, Tasso, Dante, Ovid, Virgil, or perhaps the Niebelungen, and thunder round to me with
71 ページ - Yet, ere six weeks had passed, he recorded the conviction " that the only art pure and unsophisticated, and that is worth study and consideration by an artist, or that has the true object of art in view, is to be found in the works of those masters who revived and improved the art, and those who ultimately brought it to perfection. These alone seem to have addressed themselves to the common sense of mankind.
96 ページ - I look down on a' the town, — That I look down upon a crown. My Peggy smiles sae kindly, It makes me blyth and bauld; And naething gi'es me sic delight As wauking of the fauld. My Peggy sings sae saftly, When on my pipe I play, By a' the rest it is confest, — By a' the rest, that she sings best.