Abbotsford by W. S. Crockett


byW. S. Crockett

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     the near neighbourhood of a Border battle-field was quite an event. Hence the picture of Scott and his father surveying the spot where, in the year 1526,
    'gallant Cessford's heart-blood dear
Reeked on dark Elliot's Border spear,'

     might well lend inspiration for some artist's canvas. For there is more in the subject than the mere suggestion of a future great author touching for the first time the land to be immortalized by his genius. Were it that only, we should have an endless succession of canvases; but it is the suggestiveness of strongest personal association rather. Comparatively few recollect the incident which appealed so to Scott, both in 

Title:AbbotsfordFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 4, 2017Publisher:GbooksLanguage:English

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