Who is Sir Walter ScottSir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.
Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.
A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an ac...
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Sir Walter Scott Poems
- Gathering Song Of Donald The Black
Pibroch of Donuil Dhu
Pibroch of Donuil
Wake thy wild voice anew,
Summon Clan Conuil! ...
- To A Lock Of Hair
Thy hue, dear pledge, is pure and bright
As in that well - remember'd night
When first thy mystic braid was wove,
And first my Agnes whisper'd love. ...
- The Lady Of The Lake: Canto Iv. - The Prophecy
The rose is fairest when 't is budding new,
And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears;
The rose is sweetest washed with morning dew ...
- Romance Of Dunois
It was Dunois, the young and brave, was bound for Palestine,
But first he made his orisons before Saint Mary's shrine:
'And grant, immortal Queen of Heaven,' was still the SoldierÃ¢â?¬â?¢s prayer;
'That I may prove the bravest knight, and love the fairest fair.' ...
- Patriotism 02 Nelson, Pitt, Fox
TO mute and to material things
New life revolving summer brings;
The genial call dead Nature hears,
And in her glory reappears. ...
Top 10 most used topics by Sir Walter ScottHigh 74 Wild 68 Heart 68 Love 57 I Love You 57 Light 57 Deep 54 Long 52 Song 51 Night 51
Sir Walter Scott Quotes
- To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.
- Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men below, and saints above For love is heaven, and heaven is love.
- Oh, the tangled webs we weave When we practice to deceive.
- We shall never learn to feel and respect our real calling and destiny, unless we have taught ourselves to consider everything as moonshine, compared with the education of the heart.
- All men who have turned out worth anything have had the chief hand in their own education.
Comments about Sir Walter Scott
- Alistairkeddie: making steam, loch katrine
- Aic_photography: g. w. wilson, dryburgh abbey - tomb of sir walter scott, 1850
- Godwinjimoh_ng: "teach self-denial and make its practice pleasure, and you can create for the world a destiny more sublime that ever issued from the brain of the wildest dreamer." -sir walter scott
- Addiemcwilliam2: "oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." -sir walter scott
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