|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|The way was long, the wind was cold,|
The minstrel was infirm and old;
His witherd cheek, and tresses grey,
Seemd to have known a better day.
Walter Scott.Introduction to the Last Minstrel.
|The last of all the bards was he|
Who sung of border chivalry.
Walter Scott.Introduction to the Last Minstrel. Line 7.