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The Lady of the Lake By Walter Scott Characters: 761

Updated: 2017-12-01 00:03


The shades of eve come slowly down,

The woods are wrapped in deeper brown,

The owl awakens from her dell,

715 The fox is heard upon the fell;

Enough remains of glimmering light

To guide the wanderer's steps aright,

Yet not enough from far to show

His figure to the watchful foe.

720 With cautious step, and ear awake,

He climbs the crag and threads the

brake;

And not the summer solstice, there,

Tempered the midnight mountain air,

But every breeze, that swept the wold,

725 Benumbed his drenchéd limbs with cold.

In dread, in danger, and alone,

Famished and chilled, through ways unknown,

Tangled and steep, he journeyed on;

Till, as a rock's huge point he turned,

730 A watch-fire close before him burned.

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