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Sir Walter Scott

Famous Scots Series

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,640 / 147 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 41.9
LoC Category: CT
Series: Famous Scots
Downloads: 690
Added to site: 2009.08.07
mnybks.net#: 24927
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, History
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ccounts, and traditional tittle-tattle may be neglected. She does not seem to have been extremely wise, and was entirely unliterary; but neither of these defects is a causa redhibitionis in marriage; and she was certainly a faithful and affectionate wife. At any rate, Scott made no complaints, if he had any to make, and nearly the most touching passage in the Diary is that written after her death.

The minor incidents, not literary, of his life, between his call to the Bar and his marriage, require a little notice, for they had a very great influence on the character of his future work. His success at the Bar was moderate, but his fees increased steadily if slowly. He defended (unsuccessfully) a Galloway minister who was accused among other counts of 'toying with a sweetie-wife,' and it is interesting to find in his defence some casuistry about ebrius and ebriosus, which reminds one of the Baron of Bradwardine. He took part victoriously in a series of battles with sti

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