Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (volume 2)

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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 VII. CASE OF A POETICAL TAILOR CONDEMNED TO DEATH AT EDINBURGH HIS LETTERS TO SCOTT--DEATH OF CAMP SCOTT IN LONDON ME MORRITl's DESCRIPTION OF HIM AS "A LION" IN TOWN DINNER AT MR SOTHEBY'S--COLE RIDGE'S FIRE, FAMINE, AND SLAUGHTER THE QUARTERLY REVIEW STARTED FIRST VISIT TO ROKEBY THE LADY OF THE LAKE BEGUN EXCURSION TO THE TROSSACHS AND LOCH LOMOND LETTER ON BYRON'S ENGLISH BARDS AND SCOTCH REVIEWERS DEATH OF DANIEL SCOTT CORRESPONDENCE ABOUT MR CANNING'S DUEL WITH LORD CASTLEREAGH--MISS BAILLIE's FAMILY LEGEND ACTED AT EDINBURGH THEATRICAL ANECDOTES--KEMBLE SIDpONS TERRY LETTER ON THE DEATH OF MISS SEWARD. 1809--1810. In the end of 1808, a young man, by name Andrew Stewart, who had figured for some years before as a poetical contributor to the Scots Magazine, and inserted there, among other things, a set of stanzas in honour of The Last Minstrel, was tried, and capitally convicted, on a charge of burglary. He addressed, some weeks after his sentence had been pronounced, the following letters:-- One-verse of this production will suffice. "Sweetest Minstrel that e'er sung Of valorous deeds by Scotia done, Whose wild notes warbled in the win', Delightful strain! O'er hills and dales, and vales amang, We've heard again,' &c. To Walter Scott, Esq. Castle Street. "Edinburgh Tolbooth, 20th January, 1809. "Sir, "Although I am a stranger to you, yet I am not to your works, which I have read and admired, and which will continue to be read and admired as long as there remains a taste for true excellence. Previous to committing the crime for which I am now convicted, I composed several poems in the Scottish dialect, which I herewith send for your perusal, and humbly hope you will listen to my tale of misery. I have been a truly unfortunate follower of the Mu...

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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 VII. CASE OF A POETICAL TAILOR CONDEMNED TO DEATH AT EDINBURGH HIS LETTERS TO SCOTT--DEATH OF CAMP SCOTT IN LONDON ME MO...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217512496

ISBN - 13:9780217512497

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