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" Sir Walter breathed his last, in the presence of all his children. It was a beautiful day — so warm that every window was wide open— and so perfectly still, that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over... "
American Monthly Knickerbocker - Page 291
publié par - 1856
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An Introduction to English Literature

Henry Spackman Pancoast - 1907 - 718 pages
...every window was wide open, and so perfectly still that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes."1 He was buried in the ruined Abbey of Dryburgh,...
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The Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 12

Nicholas Dickson, William Sanderson - 1907 - 278 pages
...window was wide open — and so perfectly still that the sound of all other* most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible UH we knelt around the bed, and his 'eldest son kissed and closed his eyes." So the curtain fell, and...
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1825-1854

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910 - 850 pages
...window was wide open — and so perfectly still that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed. and his eldest son kissed and closed his an eyes. . . . The more the details of his personal...
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The Round of the Clock: "the Story of Our Lives from Year to Year,"

Sir William Robertson Nicoll - 1910 - 358 pages
...every window was wide open, and so perfectly still that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes." At this age died Robert Burton, author of...
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Studies in Poetry

Stopford Augustus Brooke - 1910 - 300 pages
...there, on a lovely day, 'so perfectly still that the sound of all others most delicious to his ears, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes.' INAUGURAL ADDRESS TO THE SHELLEY SOCIETY, Wednesday,...
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The Lay of the Last Minstrel

Walter Scott - 1910 - 222 pages
...window was wide open — and so perfectly still that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes." 2 Five days later he was laid beside his wife,...
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Quentin Durward

Walter Scott - 1912 - 588 pages
...beautiful day," Lockhart writes, "and so perfectly still that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes." The long struggle had ended. SCOTT AND THE...
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Masters of English Literature

Edwin Watts Chubb - 1914 - 462 pages
...window was wide open — and so perfectly still that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes." Qualities as a Writer. — Scott was not a...
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English Biography, Volume 7

Waldo Hilary Dunn - 1916 - 354 pages
...ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes....sculptor ever modelled a more majestic image of repose." • This is the way in which Froude writes of Carlyle's passing: 1 Works of Fulke Greville Lord Brooke,...
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Selections from the Poems of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1921 - 254 pages
...window was wide open — and so perfectly still, that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son kissed and closed his eyes.' 20. KntwhitesJ Linnets. 21. Tiviot-dale] The...
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