Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Lochinvar Comments

Rating: 3.6
O young Lochinvar is come out of the west,
Through all the wide Border his steed was the best;
And save his good broadsword he weapons had none,
He rode all unarm'd, and he rode all alone.

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zach pfeifer 11 February 2020
pretty good. not Emily d but excelsior will see. an arc to read again
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As a 3rd grader at Woomsley House in Bedford England, I also memorized this awesome poem among others; Jabowocky, Walrus & Carpenter. Wow, at 66 yrs old, I can still remember them. What wonderful memories.
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Antoinette David. 12 February 2018
A Great Poem, reminds me of Grade 5. had to memorize the whole poem.
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Bill Wright 03 September 2016
This reminds me of the film The Graduate where Dustin Hoffman turns up and snatches the bride at the altar.
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Fathima Usman 24 July 2016
Medieval poetry does have a charm!
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He was but one And only one to ever be To gallantly lift from netherby A bride as worthy as he.............. Great unmatched poem of its class. I invite you folks to my page too
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Jimmy Wrangler 09 July 2011
Such a great poem. Every 5th and 6th grader in the world ought to have this memorized! !
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J. Hinchey 05 October 2019
lol. 6th grade, Catholic school. Still know it by heart, and still love it.
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Ved Dev 22 January 2009
Quote: But the lost bride of Netherby ne'er did they see! What happened to her?
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Beautiful poetry is poetry that potrays the most complicated matters in life in as simple and as direct a manner possible. And in this case, Sir Walter Scott has put love by itself in the most courages fashion imaginable. Wonderful work.
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John McPartlan 10 June 2004
Sir Walter Scott captures for many the essence of true love through the eloped pair. Doubtless, Ellen was coerced into a lesser marriage by her father while being in love with our hero knight. Lochinvar had not wooed sufficiently to win the permission of Ellen's father to wed her. Many a male will sit on the fence and wait to see what might develop. Lochinvar, like many males, is forced to make a choice. Heroically, he decides to kidnap the willing Ellen and escapes to the glens. A salutary lesson for women: men like sitting on fences until they are pushed to jump either way.
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