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Woodstock; or, the Cavalier

Woodstock; or, the Cavalier


Walter Scott

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WOODSTOCK OR, THE CAVALIER BY SIR WALTER SCOTT APPENDIX TO INTRODUCTION. APPENDIX NO. I. THE WOODSTOCK SCUFFLE or, Most dreadfull apparitions that were lately seene in the Mannor-house of Woodstock, neere Oxford, to the great terror and the wonderful amazement of all there that did behold them. It were a wonder if one unites, And not of wonders and strange sights For evry where such things affrights Poore people, That men are evn at their wits end God judgments evry where doth send, And yet we ...

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Waverley — Complete

Waverley — Complete


Walter Scott

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WAVERLEY OR T IS SIXTY YEARS SINCE BY SIR WALTER SCOTT PUBLISHERS NOTE It has long been the ambition of the present publishers to offer to the public an ideal edition of the writings of Sir Walter Scott, the great poet and novelist of whom William Hazlitt said, His works are almost like a new edition of human nature. Secure in the belief not only that his writings have achieved a permanent place in the literature of the world, but that succeeding generations will prize them still more highly, we ...

Keywords: 1745-1746 -- Fiction Jacobite Rebellion
The Tapestried Chamber, and Death of the Laird's Jock

The Tapestried Chamber, and Death of the Laird's Jock


Walter Scott

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Year of publication: 1999

THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER by Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION. This is another little story from The Keepsake of 1828. It was told to me many years ago by the late Miss Anna Seward, who, among other accomplishments that rendered her an amusing inmate in a country house, had that of recounting narratives of this sort with very considerable effectmuch greater, indeed, than any one would be apt to guess from the style of her written performances. There are hours and moods when most people are not ...

Keywords: 1771-1832 Ghost stories Scotland -- Social life and customs -- Fiction Scott Sir Walter
The Surgeon's Daughter

The Surgeon's Daughter


Walter Scott

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THE SURGEONS DAUGHTER. CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE. SIC ITUR AD ASTRA. INTRODUCTION.1831. The tale of the Surgeons Daughter formed part of the second series of Chronicles of the Canongate, published in 1827 but has been separated from the stories of the Highland Widow, c., which it originally accompanied, and deferred to the close of this collection, for reasons which printers and publishers will understand, and which would hardly interest the general reader. The Author has nothing to say now in ...

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The Pirate

The Pirate


Walter Scott

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THE PIRATE. by Sir Walter Scott, Bart. Nothing in him But doth suffer a sea-change. Tempest. EDITORS INTRODUCTION TO THE PIRATE. The circumstances in which The Pirate was composed have for the Editor a peculiar interest. He has many times scribbled at the old bureau in Chiefswood whereon Sir Walter worked at his novel, and sat in summer weather beneath the great tree on the lawn where Erskine used to read the fresh chapters to Lockhart and his wife, while the burn murmured by from the Rhymers ...

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The Monastery

The Monastery


Walter Scott

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THE MONASTERY. by Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION1830. It would be difficult to assign any good reason why the author of Ivanhoe, after using, in that work, all the art he possessed to remove the personages, action, and manners of the tale, to a distance from his own country, should choose for the scene of his next attempt the celebrated ruins of Melrose, in the immediate neighbourhood of his own residence. But the reason, or caprice, which dictated his change of system, has entirely escaped his ...

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The Talisman

The Talisman


Walter Scott

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Year of publication: 1998

THE TALISMAN By Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION TO THE TALISMAN. The Betrothed did not greatly please one or two friends, who thought that it did not well correspond to the general title of The Crusaders. They urged, therefore, that, without direct allusion to the manners of the Eastern tribes, and to the romantic conflicts of the period, the title of a Tale of the Crusaders would resemble the playbill, which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark ...

Keywords: 1189-1192 -- Fiction Crusades -- Third
The Heart of Mid-Lothian

The Heart of Mid-Lothian


Walter Scott

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Year of publication: 2004

THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN By Walter Scott TALES OF MY LANDLORD COLLECTED AND ARRANGED BY JEDEDIAH CLEISHBOTHAM, SCHOOLMASTER AND PARISH CLERK OF GANDERCLEUGH. SECOND SERIES. Hear, Land o Cakes and brither Scots, Frae Maidenkirk to Johnny Groats, If theres a hole in a your coats, I rede ye tent it A chiels amang you takin notes, An faith hell prent it Burns. EDITORS INTRODUCTION TO THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN. SCOTT began to work on The Heart of Mid-Lothian almost before he had completed Rob Roy. On ...

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Lady of the Lake

Lady of the Lake


Walter Scott

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THE LADY OF THE LAKE BY SIR WALTER SCOTT EDITED FOR SCHOOL USE BY WILLIAM VAUGHN MOODY SOMETIME ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO THE SCENE OF THE LADY OF THE LAKE I. LIFE OF SCOTT I Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, August 15, 1771, of an ancient Scotch clan numbering in its time many a hard rider and good fighter, and more than one of these petty chieftains, half-shepherd and half-robber, who made good the winter inroads into their stock of beeves by spring forays and ...

Keywords: Lady of the Lake (Legendary character) -- Poetry
The Fortunes of Nigel

The Fortunes of Nigel


Walter Scott

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Year of publication: 2004

The FORTUNES OF NIGEL by Sir WALTER SCOTT Bart. Knifegrinder. Story Lord bless you I have none to tell, sir. Poetry of the Antijacobin. INTRODUCTION But why should lordlings all our praise engross Rise, honest man, and sing the Man of Ross. Pope Having, in the tale of the Heart of Mid-Lothian, succeeded in some degree in awakening an interest in behalf of one devoid of those accomplishments which belong to a heroine almost by right, I was next tempted to choose a hero upon the same unpromising ...

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The Fair Maid of Perth or St. Valentine's Day

The Fair Maid of Perth or St. Valentine's Day


Walter Scott

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THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH or ST. VALENTINES DAY By Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTORY. The ashes here of murderd kings Beneath my footsteps sleep And yonder lies the scene of death, Where Mary learnd to weep. CAPTAIN MARJORIBANKS. Every quarter of Edinburgh has its own peculiar boast, so that the city together combines within its precincts, if you take the word of the inhabitants on the subject, as much of historical interest as of natural beauty. Our claims in behalf of the Canongate are not the ...

Keywords: 1390-1406 -- Fiction Historical fiction Merchants -- Fiction Nobility -- Fiction Perth (Scotland) -- Fiction Scotland -- History -- Robert III Social classes -- Fiction
The Bride of Lammermoor

The Bride of Lammermoor


Walter Scott

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THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR by Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION TO THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR THE Author, on a former occasion, declined giving the real source from which he drew the tragic subject of this history, because, though occurring at a distant period, it might possibly be unpleasing to the feelings of the descendants of the parties. But as he finds an account of the circumstances given in the Notes to Laws Memorials, by his ingenious friend, Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, Esq., and also indicated ...

Keywords: Arranged marriage -- Fiction Historical fiction Love stories Psychological fiction Scotland -- Fiction Women murderers -- Fiction
The Black Dwarf

The Black Dwarf


Walter Scott

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THE BLACK DWARF by Sir Walter Scott I. TALES OF MY LANDLORD COLLECTED AND REPORTED BY JEDEDIAH CLEISHBOTHAM, SCHOOLMASTER AND PARISH-CLERK OF GANDERCLEUGH. INTRODUCTION. As I may, without vanity, presume that the name and official description prefixed to this Proem will secure it, from the sedate and reflecting part of mankind, to whom only I would be understood to address myself, such attention as is due to the sedulous instructor of youth, and the careful performer of my Sabbath duties, I will ...

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The Betrothed

The Betrothed


Walter Scott

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Year of publication: 2004

THE BETROTHED INTRODUCTION1832. The Tales of the Crusaders was determined upon as the title of the following series of the Novels, rather by the advice of the few friends whom, death has now rendered still fewer, than by the authors own taste. Not but that he saw plainly enough the interest which might be excited by the very name of the Crusaders, but he was conscious at the same time that that interest was of a character which it might be more easy to create than to satisfy, and that by the ...

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The Antiquary — Complete

The Antiquary — Complete


Walter Scott

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THE ANTIQUARY BY SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART. VOLUME ONE I knew Anselmo. He was shrewd and prudent, Wisdom and cunning had their shares of him But he was shrewish as a wayward child, And pleased again by toys which childhood please As-book of fables, graced with print of wood, Or else the jingling of a rusty medal, Or the rare melody of some old ditty, That first was sung to please King Pepins cradle INTRODUCTION The present work completes a series of fictitious narratives, intended to illustrate the ...

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