Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (volume 2) by John Gibson LockhartMemoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (volume 2) by John Gibson Lockhart

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

byJohn Gibson Lockhart

Paperback | January 30, 2012

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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. 1848. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XL Preparation of Volume III. of the Minstrelsy--and of Sir Tristrem--Correspondence with Miss Seward and Mr Ellis--Ballad of the Reiver's Wedding--Commencement of the Lay of the Last Minstrel--Visit to London and Oxford--Completion of the Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. 1802-1803. The approbation with which the first two volumes of the Minstrelsy were received, stimulated Scott to fresh diligence in the preparation of a third; while "Sir Tristrem"--it being now settled that this romance should form a separate volume--was transmitted, without delay, to the printer at Kelso. As early as March 30th, 1802, Ballantyrie, who had just returned from London, writes thus:--"To Walter Scott. Esq., Castle Street, Edinburgh. "Dear Sir, "By to-morrow's Fly I shall send the remaining materials for Minstrelsy, together with three sheets of Sir Tristrem.... I shall ever think the printing the Scottish Minstrelsy one of the most fortunate circumstances of my life. I have gained, not lost by it, in a pecuniary light; and the prospects it has been the means of opening to me, may advantageously influence my future destiny. I can never be sufficiently grateful for the interest you unceasingly take in my welfare. Your query respecting Edinburgh, I am yet at a loss to answer. To say truth, the expenses I have incurred in my resolution to acquire a character for elegant printing, whatever might be the result, cramp considerably my present exertions. A short time, I trust, will make me easier, and I shall then contemplate the road before me with a steady eye. One thing alone is clear--that Kelso cannot be my abiding place for aye; sooner or later emigrate I must and will; but, at all events, I must wait till my plumes are grown. I am, Dear Sir, your faithful and oblige...
Title:Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217864473

ISBN - 13:9780217864473