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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ...deep-read in old wineS. Craigdarroch began, with a tongue smooth as oil, Desiring Glenriddel to yield up the spoil; Or else he would muster the heads of the clan, And once more, in claret, try which was the man. Vol. i. u VIII 'By the gods of the ancients!' Glenriddel replies, 'Before I surrender so glorious a prize, I 'll conjure the ghost of the great Rorie More, And bumper his horn with him twenty times o'er.' Sir Robert, soldier, no speech would pretend, But he ne'er turn'd his back on his foe, or his friend; Said:--' Toss down the Whistle, the prize of the field,' And, knee-deep in claret, he'd die ere he'd yield. To the board of Glenriddel our heroes repair, So noted for drowning of sorrow and care; But for wine and for welcome not more known to fame Than the sense, wit, and taste, of a sweet lovely dame. A Bard was selected to witness the fray, And tell future ages the feats of the day; A Bard who detested all sadness and spleen, And wish'd that Parnassus a vineyard had been. XII The dinner being over, the claret they ply, And ev'ry new cork is a new spring of joy; In the bands of old friendship and kindred so set, And the bands grew the tighter the more they were wet. XIII Gay Pleasure ran riot as bumpers ran o'er; Bright Phoebus ne'er witness'd so joyous a core, company And vow'd that to leave them he was quite forlorn, Till Cynthia hinted he 'd see them next morn.-XIV Six bottles a-piece had well wore out the night, When gallant Sir Robert, to finish the fight, Turn'd o'er in one bumper a bottle of red, And swore 'twas the way that their ancestor did. xv Then worthy Glenriddel, so cautious and sage, No longer the warfare ungodly would wage: A high Ruling Elder to wallow in wine! He left the foul business to folks less divine. XVI The gallant Sir R...
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Book Description Ams Pr Inc, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Good. This book is the centenary edition from circa 1896 edited W.E Henley and T.F Henderson. The Caxton Publishing company you are will be getting both vouomes these are large hard covered books with gold guilding well you will only pay the one postage fee. A rare book at a low price Some foxing and damp spoting and one page loose a colour plate. fantastic investment. Seller Inventory # 0609T496624