Sir Walter Scott
Walter Scott, born in College Wynd, Edinburgh, was the son of a lawyer. Educated first at Edinburgh High School and then University he was apprenticed to his father and called to the bar in 1792. An avid reader of poetry, history, drama and romances, the young Scott read widely in Italian, Spanish, Latin and German. In his twenties he was influenced particularly by the German Romantics and his first published works were translations of G.A. Bürger and Goethe. These were followed by the collections of border ballads and the narrative poems, written between 1805 and 1815, that first made him famous. By by this time he had also married Margaret Charlotte Charpenter, of a French Royalist family,... more »
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- My Native Land
- MacGregor's Gathering
- A Serenade
- Border Ballad
- An Hour With Thee
- It Was an English Ladye Bright
- Breathes There the Man... From the Lay o...
- The Truth of Woman
- Country Guy
- Hunter's Song
- Bonny Dundee
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''A lawyer without history or literature is a mechanic, a mere working mason; if he possesses some knowledge of these, he may venture to call himself an architect.''Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. Guy Mannering, ch. 37 (1815).
The priest and bridegroom wait the brideSir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. Jock of Hazeldean (l. 27-32). . . Norton Anthology of English Literature, The, Vols. I-II. ...
And dame and knight are there.
They sought her baith by bower and ha
The ladie was not seen!
She's o'er the Border and awa'
''With a smile on her lips, and a tear in her eye.''Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. Marmion. . . New Oxford Book of English Verse, The, 1250-1950. Helen Gardner, ed. (1972) Ox...
'''Twas Christmas broach'd the mightiest ale;Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. Marmion, cto. 6, introduction (1808).
'Twas Christmas told the merriest tale;
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man's heart through half the year.''
''Each age has deemed the new-born yearSir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. Marmion, cto. 6, introduction.
The fittest time for festal cheer.''
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