Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart Volume 3

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byJohn Gibson Lockhart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...has given me the vertigo--my head turns round like a chariot-wheel, and I am on the point of asking ' Why, how now? Am I Giles, or am I not? ' The Duke of Wellington out? bad news at home, and worse abroad. Lord Anglesea in his situation?--does not much mend the matter. Duke of Clarence in the Navy?--wild work. Lord Melville, I suppose, falls of course--perhaps cum tola sequela, about which sequela, unless Sir W. Kae and the Solicitor, I care little. The whole is glamour to one who reads no papers, and has none to read. I must get one, though, if this work is to go on, for it is quite bursting in ignorance. Canning is haughty and prejudiced--but, I think, honourable as well as able--nous verrons. I fear Croker will shako, and heartily sorry I should feel for that.". Diary--" April 25.--I have now got Boney pegg"d up in the knotty entrails of St. Helena, and may make a short pause. So I finished the review of John Home's works, which, after all, are poorer than I thought them. Good blank verse, and stately sentiment, but something lukcwarm-ish, excepting Douglas, which is certainly a masterpiece Even that does not stand the closet. Its merits are for the stage; and it is certainly one of the best acting plars going. Perhaps a play to act well should not be too poetical. "April 26.--The snow still profusely distributed, and the surface as our hair used to be in youth, after we had played at some active game--half black, half white, all in large patches. I finished the criticism on Home, adding a string of Jacobite anecdotes, like that which boys put to a kite's tail. Received a great cargo of papers from Bernadotte--some curious, and would have been inestimable two months back, but now my task is almost done. And then my feelings for poor...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...has given me the vertigo--my head turns round like a chariot-wheel, and I am on the point of asking ' Why, how ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:334 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.7 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217731678

ISBN - 13:9780217731676

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