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" But here, — above, around, below, On mountain or in glen, Nor tree, nor shrub, nor plant, nor flower, Nor aught of vegetative power, The weary eye may ken. For all is rocks at random thrown, Black waves, bare crags, and banks of stone... "
The Living Age ... - Page 13
1851
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Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal, Volume 10

Scottish Mountaineering Club - Mountaineering - 1909
...fragments of the Douglas-Rennie Camp of 1897. What induced Sir Walter Scott to write of Coruisk ?— " Nor tree, nor shrub, nor plant, nor flower. Nor aught of vegetative power, The weary eye may ken." I thought of this verse while struggling desperately through a thicket of hazel trees, which seemed...
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The Fictions of Romantic Tourism: Radcliffe, Scott, and Mary Shelley

George Dekker - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 314 pages
...heath-bells bud in deep Glencroe, And copse on Cruchan-Ben; But here,—above, around, below, On mountain or in glen, Nor tree, nor shrub, nor plant, nor flower,...with many a varied hue The bleakest mountain-side. 1 5 The diction is spare and fitted to the scene; the rhythm is measured and yet subtly varied in concert...
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