|John Bartlett (18201905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.|
|AUTHOR:||Sir Walter Scott (17711832)|
|QUOTATION:||Who oer the herd would wish to reign,|
Fantastic, fickle, fierce, and vain!
Vain as the leaf upon the stream,
And fickle as a changeful dream;
Fantastic as a womans mood,
And fierce as Frenzys feverd blood.
Thou many-headed monster 1 thing,
Oh who would wish to be thy king!
|ATTRIBUTION:||Lady of the Lake. Canto v. Stanza 30.|
|WORKS:||Sir Walter Scott Collection.|