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

Paperback | January 30, 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. 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...

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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--Ba...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217864473

ISBN - 13:9780217864473

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