The Lady of the Lake

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Author: Walter Scott

XXVI.

Within ’t was brilliant all and light,
A thronging scene of figures bright;
It glowed on Ellen’s dazzled sight,
As when the setting sun has given
Ten thousand hues to summer even,
And from their tissue fancy frames
Aerial knights and fairy dames.
Still by Fitz-James her footing staid;
A few faint steps she forward made,
Then slow her drooping head she raised,
And fearful round the presence gazed;
For him she sought who owned this state,
The dreaded Prince whose will was fate!—
She gazed on many a princely port
Might well have ruled a royal court;
On many a splendid garb she gazed,—
Then turned bewildered and amazed,
For all stood bare; and in the room
Fitz-James alone wore cap and plume.
To him each lady’s look was lent,
On him each courtier’s eye was bent;
Midst furs and silks and jewels sheen,
He stood, in simple Lincoln green,
The centre of the glittering ring,—
And Snowdoun’s Knight is Scotland’s King!

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Chicago: Walter Scott, "26," The Lady of the Lake, ed. Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902 and trans. Seaton, R. C. in The Lady of the Lake (New York: George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892), Original Sources, accessed January 16, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PC2T2JXPXM4KSUN.

MLA: Scott, Walter. "26." The Lady of the Lake, edited by Sutherland, Alexander, 1853-1902, and translated by Seaton, R. C., in The Lady of the Lake, New York, George E. Wood, ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, Original Sources. 16 Jan. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PC2T2JXPXM4KSUN.

Harvard: Scott, W, '26' in The Lady of the Lake, ed. and trans. . cited in ""Death-bed"" edition, 1892, The Lady of the Lake, George E. Wood, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 16 January 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PC2T2JXPXM4KSUN.