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William Stanley Braithwaite, ed.  The Book of Georgian Verse.  1909.
Cavalier Song
By Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
AND 1 what though winter will pinch severe
  Through locks of gray and a cloak that’s old,
Yet keep up thy heart, bold cavalier,
  For a cup of sack shall fence the cold.
For time will rust the brightest blade,        5
  And years will break the strongest bow;
Was never wight so starkly made,
  But time and years would overthrow.
Note 1. From Old Mortality. [back]

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