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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume V (of 10)   By: (1794-1854)

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In Ten Volumes


Boston and New York Houghton, Mifflin and Company The Riverside Press, Cambridge MCMI

Copyright, 1901 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company All Rights Reserved

Six Hundred Copies Printed Number,


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XXXIV. Progress of The Lord of the Isles. Correspondence with Mr. Joseph Train. Rapid completion of The Lord of the Isles. "Refreshing the Machine." "Six Weeks at a Christmas." Publication of the Poem, and of Guy Mannering. Letters to Morritt, Terry, and John Ballantyne. Anecdotes by James Ballantyne. Visit to London. Meeting with Lord Byron. Dinners at Carlton House. 1814 1815. 1

XXXV. Battle of Waterloo Letter of Sir Charles Bell. Visit to the Continent. Waterloo. Letters from Brussels and Paris. Anecdotes of Scott at Paris. The Duke of Wellington. The Emperor Alexander. Bl├╝cher. Platoff Party at Ermenonville, etc. London. Parting with Lord Byron. Scott's Sheffield Knife. Return to Abbotsford. Anecdotes by Mr. Skene and James Ballantyne. 1815. 39

XXXVI. Field of Waterloo published. Revision of Paul's Letters, etc. Quarrel and Reconciliation with Hogg. Football Match at Carterhaugh. Songs on the Banner of Buccleuch. Dinner at Bowhill. Design for a Piece of Plate to the Sutors of Selkirk. Letters to the Duke of Buccleuch, Joanna Baillie, and Mr. Morritt. 1815. 76

XXXVII. {} Publication of Paul's Letters to his Kinsfolk. Guy Mannering "Terry fied." Death of Major John Scott. Letters to Thomas Scott. Publication of The Antiquary. History of 1814 for the Edinburgh Annual Register. Letters on the History of Scotland projected. Publication of the First Tales of my Landlord by Murray and Blackwood. Anecdotes by Mr. Train. Quarterly Review on the Tales. Building at Abbotsford begun. Letters to Morritt, Terry, Murray, and the Ballantynes. 1816. 94

XXXVIII. Harold the Dauntless published. Scott aspires to be a Baron of the Exchequer. Letter to the Duke of Buccleuch concerning Poachers, etc. First Attack of Cramp in the Stomach. Letters to Morritt, Terry, and Mrs. Maclean Clephane. Story of The Doom of Devorgoil. John Kemble's retirement from the Stage. William Laidlaw established at Kaeside. Novel of Rob Roy projected. Letter to Southey on the Relief of the Poor, etc. Letter to Lord Montagu on Hogg's Queen's Wake, and on the Death of Frances, Lady Douglas. 1817. 135

XXXIX. Excursion to the Lennox, Glasgow, and Drumlanrig. Purchase of Toftfield. Establishment of the Ferguson Family at Huntly Burn. Lines written in Illness. Visits of Washington Irving, Lady Byron, and Sir David Wilkie. Progress of the Building at Abbotsford. Letters to Morritt, Terry, etc. Conclusion of Rob Roy. 1817. 173

XL. Rob Boy published. Negotiation concerning the Second Series of Tales of my Landlord. Commission to search for the {p.vii} Scottish Regalia. Letters to the Duke of Buccleuch, Mr. Croker, Mr. Morritt, Mr. Murray, Mr. Maturin, etc. Correspondence on Rural Affairs with Mr. Laidlaw, and on the Buildings at Abbotsford with Mr. Terry. Death of Mrs. Murray Keith and Mr. George Bullock. 1818. 202

XLI. Dinner at Mr. Home Drummond's. Scott's Edinburgh Den. Details of his Domestic Life in Castle Street... Continue reading book >>

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