Photographic copy of a handwritten poem from Walter Scott's "The Lady of the Lake"
Attributed to: William Henry Fox Talbot
Common Ink. The stag at eve had drunk his fill
Photographic copy of handwritten Canto I, stanza 1. - The Lady of the Lake (1810) by Sir Walter Scott. "Common Ink" inscribed on the print.
The stanza reads thus:
The stag at eve had drunk his fill,
Where danced the moon on Monan's rill,
And deep his midnight lair had made
In lone Glenartney's hazel shade. But, when the sun his beacon red Had kindled on Benvoirlich's head, The deep-mouthed bloodhound's heavy bay Resounded up the rocky way, And faint, from farther distance borner, We heard the clanging hoof and horn.