Friday, September 7, 2007

The Lay of the Last Minstrel
The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805) is a long narrative poem by Walter Scott.
Lady Margaret of Branksome Hall, the "flower of Teviot" is beloved by Baron Henry of Cranstown, but a deadly feud exists between the two families. The poem celebrates the erotic successes of the baron, in the toned down language of sensibilities of the period.
It is not to be confused with The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, also by Walter Scott, compiled three years previously.

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