The Waverley novels. 25 vols.

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Halaman i - For why ? — because the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take, who have the power, And they should keep who can.
Halaman 189 - No birds, except as birds of passage, flew; No bee was known to hum, no dove to coo: No streams, as amber smooth, as amber clear, Were seen to glide, or heard to warble here...
Halaman 137 - Ah! it's a brave kirk — nane o' yere whigmaleeries and curliewurlies and open-steek hems about it — a' solid, weel-jointed mason-wark, that will stand as lang as the warld, keep hands and gunpowther aff it. It had amaist a douncome lang syne at the Reformation, when they pu'ddoun the kirks of St. Andrews and Perth and thereawa', to cleanse them o...
Halaman xiv - Say, then, that he was wise as brave ; As wise in thought as bold in deed : For in the principles of things He sought his moral creed. Said generous Rob, " What need of Books ? Burn all the Statutes and their shelves : They stir us up against our Kind ; And worse, against Ourselves.
Halaman iii - Far and near, through vale and hill, Are faces that attest the same, And kindle like a fire new stirr'd, At sound of Rob Roy's name.
Halaman 231 - But the knot had been securely bound ; the wretched man sunk without effort ; the waters, which his fall had disturbed, settled calmly over him, and the unit of that life for which he had pleaded so strongly, was forever withdrawn from the sum of human existence.

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