A sketch of the most remarkable scenery, near Callander of Monteath; particularly the Trosachs [by M. Oswald].

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Sidan 19 - In all her length far winding lay, With promontory, creek, and bay, And islands that, empurpled bright, Floated amid the livelier light ; And mountains, that like giants stand, To sentinel enchanted land. High on the south, huge Ben-venue Down to the lake in masses threw Crags, knolls, and mounds, confusedly...
Sidan 18 - Grey birch and aspen wept beneath ; Aloft, the ash and warrior oak Cast anchor in the rifted rock ; And, higher yet, the pine-tree hung His shattered trunk, and frequent flung, Where seemed the cliffs to meet on high, His boughs athwart the narrowed sky.
Sidan 17 - To cheer them on the vanished game ; But, stumbling in the rugged dell, The gallant horse exhausted fell. The impatient rider strove in vain To rouse him with the spur and rein, For the good steed, his labours o'er, Stretched his stiff limbs to rise no more.
Sidan 17 - At all times, however, the task was dangerous, and to be adventured upon wisely and warily, either by getting behind the stag while he was gazing on the hounds, or by watching But thundering as he came prepared, With ready arm and weapon bared, The wily quarry shunn'd the shock, And turn'd him from the opposing rock ; Then, dashing down a darksome glen, an opportunity to gallop roundly in upon him, and kill him with the sword. See many directions to this purpose in the Booke of Hunting, chap. 41....
Sidan 18 - Where glistening streamers waved and danced, The wanderer's eye could barely view The summer heaven's delicious blue ; So wondrous wild, the whole might seem The scenery of a fairy dream.
Sidan 20 - Benvenu ; the heron stalks among the reeds in search of his prey ; and the sportive ducks gambol on the waters, or dive below. On the other, the wild goats climb where they have scarce ground for the soles of their feet ; and the wild fowls perched on trees, or on the pinnacle of a rock, look down with composed defiance at man. In a word, both by land and water, there are...
Sidan 23 - But scarce again his horn he wound, When lo ! forth starting at the sound. From underneath an aged oak, That slanted from the islet rock, A Damsel guider of its way, A little skiff shot to the bay...
Sidan 24 - In revenge of this insult, the soldiers resolved to plunder the island, to violate the women, and put the children to death. With this brutal intention, one of the party, more expert than the rest, swam towards the island, to fetch the boat to his comrades, which had carried the women to their asylum, and lay moored in one of the creeks. His companions stood on the shore of the...
Sidan 23 - That round the promontory steep Led its deep line in graceful sweep, Eddying, in almost viewless wave, The weeping willow twig to lave, And kiss, with whispering sound and slow, The beach of pebbles bright as snow. The boat had touch'd the silver strand, Just as the hunter left his stand, And stood conceal'd amid the brake, To view this Lady of the Lake.
Sidan 9 - ... high wind, wets their clothes : and yet the very act of looking down when there is a flood in the water, must appal a stranger, unless his nerves be uncommonly strong, by reason of the altitude of his situation, the deepness and narrowness of the ravine on either hand, the windings of the glen, the gloomy precipices around him, the blackness of the pools below, and the roaring of the different and successive falls. THE honorable Mrs.

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