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Edinburgh Under Sir Walter Scott

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Author: W. T. Fyfe
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,766 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.2
Downloads: 198
Added to site: 2014.12.10
mnybks.net#: 31867
Genre: Non-fiction
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Henry, Lord Melville--His Manner and Moderation--Anecdote of Lords Blair and Melville--Lord Melville's Son--Scott's Project of Emigration

CHAPTER XXIV

Henry Erskine--His Ability and Wit--Tributes to his Character--Dismissal as Dean of Faculty--John Clerk--Reputation at the Bar--His Private Tastes--Art and Literature--Odd Habits--Anecdotes of Clerk and his Father

CHAPTER XXV

Scott's Border 'Raids'--Shortreed--Scott's Circuit Work--Jedburgh Anecdotes--Edinburgh Days--Fortune's--The Theatre Royal--Oyster Parties--Social Functions--General Reading

CHAPTER XXVI

The Edinburgh Environment--Talk of French Revolution--The 'Jacobins'--The Volunteers--Irish Row in the Theatre---Mrs. Barbauld's Visit--Taylor's Lenore--Scott's Version--Anecdote of the Skull--End of Love Affair--Reference in Peveril of the Peak

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