Excerpt from Marmion on Rainbows by Sir Walter Scott

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Excerpt from Marmion on Rainbows by Sir Walter Scott

Post by knightss » 04 Apr 2008, 11:32

What skilful limner e'er would choose
To paint the rainbow's varying hues,
Unless to mortal it were given
To dip his brush in dyes of heaven?

- Sir Walter Scott, Marmion
(canto VI, st. 5)


I promised Kae something with Rainbows.
Sir Walter Scott has some amazing works, if you haven't read his quotes or works before, i suggest it.
"Words can be like x-rays, if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced." - Huxely
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Post by knightss » 04 Apr 2008, 11:40

“Cats are mysterious kind of folk - there is more passing in their minds than we are aware of.” - Sir Walter Scott (i'll throw that in there for you too lol)
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Post by KaeMartyndale » 04 Apr 2008, 11:45

Rainbows and cats, this is officially the best thread ever. :D

Thanks, Derek! ;)

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Post by NSDMoney » 05 Aug 2008, 08:42

i will take a look at this book and post back, untill then await my reply.

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Post by henrinaiara » 01 Jan 2010, 14:54

man, i really2 like your writing.. can i used it for my wife?? she love it when i send her a poem..

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Post by soniakhan33 » 12 Apr 2010, 09:15

thanks you always share nice things.........

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Post by lagym888 » 26 Apr 2010, 17:09

Very nice.! Sounds very nice, i wonder if i could make stuff like that too.!

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Post by Jounderw » 02 Nov 2010, 09:22

Very beautiful. I am working on my writing right now and every bit of inspiration is so helpful. I am astonished by how many talented individuals are on this forum.

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Post by Search24ma » 17 Dec 2010, 01:53

Please PM me the same.

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Post by Chamadii » 30 Apr 2011, 03:49

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Post by Francine » 10 Oct 2011, 00:07

hello
Thanks for sharing nice things.........

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Post by enjoysilk » 08 Aug 2012, 14:20

Hi

i will take a look at this book and post back.

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Post by cahillcahill » 05 Oct 2012, 05:07

It s a mysterious kind of folk. I really enjoyed it. :)

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Post by jhonmarvi » 13 Nov 2013, 04:55

‘In brief, my lord, we both descried
(For then I stood by Henry’s side)
The Palmer mount, and outwards ride,
Upon the Earl’s own favourite steed:
All sheathed he was in armour bright,
And much resembled that same knight,
Subdued by you in Cotswold fight:
Lord Angus wish’d him speed.’–
The instant that Fitz-Eustace spoke,
A sudden light on Marmion broke;–
‘Ah! dastard fool, to reason lost!’
He mutter’d; ‘Twas nor fay nor ghost
I met upon the moonlight wold,
But living man of earthly mould.–
O dotage blind and gross!

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Post by Nathrad Sheare » 24 Dec 2013, 07:05

I think Sir Walter Scott was amazing! Has anyone here ever read his poem, "The English Lady and Her Knight?" Loreena McKennit wrote exquisite and woeful music for it and sang it beautifully. So did the choir she chose to accompany her. :D Wonderful words. I think he and Tennyson carried a large percentage of the talent of all the great poets after Shakespeare.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night.

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