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Old Mortality, Complete

Old Mortality, Complete

Sir Walter Scott

Year of publication: 2004

OLD MORTALITY by Sir Walter Scott EDITORS INTRODUCTION TO OLD MORTALITY. The origin of Old Mortality, perhaps the best of Scotts historical romances, is well known. In May, 1816, Mr. Joseph Train, the gauger from Galloway, breakfasted with Scott in Castle Street. He brought gifts in his hand,a relic of Rob Roy, and a parcel of traditions. Among these was a letter from Mr. Broadfoot, schoolmaster in Pennington, who facetiously signed himself Clashbottom. To cleish, or clash, is to flog, in Scots. ...

Keywords: 1679 -- Fiction Battle of Bothwell Bridge Historical fiction Scotland Scotland -- History -- 1660-1688 -- Fiction War stories