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Sir Walter Scott

(1771-1832 / Edinburgh / Scotland)

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  • ''There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.''
    Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist, poet. The Fair Maid of Perth, introduction (1828).
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Coronach

He is gone on the mountain,
He is lost to the forest,
Like a summer-dried fountain,
When our need was the sorest.
The font, reappearing,
From the rain-drops shall borrow,
But to us comes no cheering,
To Duncan no morrow!

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