Descriptive Catalogue of the Writings of Sir Walter Scott

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J.B. Lippincott Company, 1898 - 106 pages
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Page 24 - Here Cumberland lies, having acted his parts, The Terence of England, the mender of hearts; A flattering painter, who made it his care To draw men as they ought to be, not as they are.
Page 68 - It came from mine own heart, so to my head, And thence into my fingers trickled; Then to my pen, from whence immediately On paper I did dribble it daintily.
Page 11 - ... us maun to our wark again, if our hearts were beating as hard as my hammer." It may be worth noting, that it was in correcting the proof-sheets of this novel that Scott first took to equipping his chapters with mottoes of his own fabrication. On one occasion he happened to ask John Ballantyne, who was sitting by him, to hunt for a particular passage in Beaumont and Fletcher. John did as he was bid, but did not succeed in discovering the lines. " Hang it, Johnnie," cried Scott, " I believe I can...
Page 69 - Thornton. A SPORTING TOUR THROUGH THE NORTHERN PARTS OF ENGLAND AND GREAT PART OF THE HIGHLANDS OF SCOTLAND. By Colonel T. THORNTON, of Thornville Royal, in Yorkshire. With the Original Illustrations by GARRARD, and other Illustrations and Coloured Plates by GE LODGE. 'Sportsmen of all descriptions will gladly welcome the sumptuous new edition issued by Mr. Edward Arnold of Colonel T. Thornton's Sporting Tour...
Page 40 - Colonell for his Majesties service of Denmark, and reduced after the battaile of Nerling to one Company, in September 1634, at Wormes, in the Palz.
Page 76 - No, John, I will not own the book — I won't, you Piccaroon. When next I try St. Grubby's brook, The A. of Wa— shall bait the hook — And flat-fish bite as soon, As if before them they had got The worn-out wriggler WALTIR SCOTT.
Page 24 - ... vengeance impressed on, the minds of the Highlanders, that when a clergyman informed a dying chief of the unlawfulness of the sentiment, urged the necessity of his forgiving an inveterate enemy, and quoted the scriptural expression, " Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord," the acquiescing penitent said, with a deep sigh, — 'To be sure, it is too sweet a morsel for a mortal.
Page 75 - THE Castle of Otranto is remarkable, not only for the wild interest of the story, but as the first modern attempt to found a tale of amusing fiction upon the basis of the ancient romances of chivalry.
Page 30 - I'll find a way to make them dee. The first o' them was wind and weet, The second o' them was snaw and sleet, • Hogg, a sheep in its second year.
Page 32 - Here he was detained for a fortnight : meanwhile, the vessel proceeded on her destination, but was wrecked at the mouth of the Garonne, and every soul on board perished. ' Gaubius was the favourite pupil of the celebrated Boerhaave. 3 •' Life of Goldsmith,' 8vo., printed for Swan, 1774.

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