Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (volume 4)

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byJohn Gibson Lockhart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. RECURRENCE OP SCOTT'S ILLNESS--MARCH AND APRIL, 1819--DEATH OF THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH--LETTERS TO CAPTAIN FERGUSON--LORD MONTAGU--MR. SOUTHEY--AND MR. SHORTREED--SCOTT'S SUFFERINGS WHILE DICTATING THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR--ANECDOTES BY JAMES BALLANTYNE, ETC.--APPEARANCE OF THE THIRD SERIES OF TALES OF MY LANDLORD, IN JUNE--ANECDOTE OF THE EARL OF BUCHAN. It had been Scott's purpose to spend the Easter vacation in London, and receive his baronetcy; but this was prevented by the serious recurrence of the malady which so much alarmed his friends in the early part of the year 1817, and which had continued ever since to torment him at intervals. The subsequent correspondence will show that afflictions of various sorts were accumulated on his head at the same period:--" To the Lord Montagu, Ditton Park, Windsor. « My dear Lord, " Edinburgh, 4th March, 1819. " The Lord President tells me he has a letter from his son, Captain Charles Hope, R. N., who had just taken leave of our High Chief, upon the deck of the Liffey. He had not seen the Duke for a fortnight, and was pleasingly surprised to find his health and general appearance so very much improved. For my part, having watched him with such unremitting attention, I feel very confident in the effect of a change of air and of climate. It is with great pleasure that I find the Duke has received an answer from me respecting a matter about which he was anxious, and on which I could make his mind quite easy. His Grace wished Adam Ferguson to assist him as his confidential secretary; and with all the scrupulous delicacy that belongs to his character, he did not like to propose this, except through my medium as a common friend. Now, I can answer for Adam, as I can for myself, that he will have the high...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1837. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. RECURRENCE OP SCOTT'S ILLNESS--MARCH AND APRIL, 1819--DEATH OF THE DUKE OF BUCCLEUCH--LETTERS TO CAPTAIN FERGUSO...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217021573

ISBN - 13:9780217021579

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