The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart (Classic Reprint)
1kg Limited, Mar 22, 2018 - 870 pages
Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart
Upon the whole, as I had no pretension to the genius of the distinguished persons who had fallen into such errors, I concluded there could be no oc casion for imitating them in their mistakes. Or what I considered as such and in adopting literary pur suits as the principal occupation of my future life, I resolved, if possible, to avoid those weaknesses of temper which seemed to have most easily beset my more celebrated predecessors.
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