Sir Walter Scott

(1771-1832 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

Sir Walter Scott Quotes

  • ''There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.''
    Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Fair Maid of Perth, introduction (1828).
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Rosabelle

O listen, listen, ladies gay!
No haughty feat of arms I tell;
Soft is the note, and sad the lay
That mourns the lovely Rosabelle.

‘Moor, moor the barge, ye gallant crew!
And, gentle lady, deign to stay!
Rest thee in Castle Ravensheuch,
Nor tempt the stormy firth to-day.

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