Sir Walter Scott;  The Story Of His Life: the story of his life by Robert Shelton Mackenzie

Sir Walter Scott; The Story Of His Life: the story of his life

byRobert Shelton Mackenzie

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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. 1871 Excerpt: ...a note to the effect that the Prince Regent did not apply it as above reported; and that there was reason to believe, from the report of two gentlemen who were present, "that a scene at Dalkeith, in 1822, may have been unconsciously blended with a gentler rehearsal of Carlton House in 1815." On Scott's return to Edinburgh, he said, in reply to the question, what opinion he had formed of the Regent's talents, "He was the first gentleman he had seen; certainly the first English gentleman of his day: there was something about him, which, independently of the prestige, the ' divinity,' which hedges a king, marked him as standing entirely by himself; but as to his abilities, spoken of as distinct from his charming manners, how could any one form a fair judgment of that man who introduced whatever subject he chose, discussed it just as long as he chose, and dismissed it when he chose?" Uallantyne asked him whether it was true that the Regent had questioned him as to the authorship of " Waverley," and had received a distinct and solemn denial. With a look of wild surprise, he said, "What answer I might have made to such a question, put to me by my Sovereign, perhaps I do not, or rather perhaps I do, know; but I was never put to the test. He is far too well-bred a man ever to put so ill-bred a question." At the same time, few can doubt, had the Prince Regent privately spoken to him on the subject, he would have been plainly and truthfully answered. Lord Brougham states in his Autobiography, that in 1820, about the time of the trial of Queen Caroline (in which the principal witness against her, an Italian spy, answered to most questions from her counsel, that he did not recollect), he met the Duke of Clarence and Sir Walter Sc...

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Title:Sir Walter Scott; The Story Of His Life: the story of his lifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:May 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217254209

ISBN - 13:9780217254205

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