Who is Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832), was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of European and Scottish literature, notably the novels Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Waverley, Old Mortality, The Heart of Mid-Lothian and The Bride of Lammermoor, and the narrative poems The Lady of the Lake and Marmion. He had a major impact on European and American literature.

As an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, he combined writing and editing with daily work as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. He was prominent in Edinburgh's Tory establishment, active in the Highland Society, long a president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832), and a vice president of the So...
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Sir Walter Scott Poems

  • My Native Land
    Respira allí el hombre, con el alma tan muerta,
    Quien nunca se ha dicho a sí mismo,
    ¡Esta es la mía, mi tierra natal!
    cuyo corazón nunca ha ardido dentro de él, ...
  • 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 Soldier�s prayer;
    'That I may prove the bravest knight, and love the fairest fair.' ...
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High 74 Wild 68 Heart 68 Love 57 I Love You 57 Light 57 Deep 54 Long 52 Song 51 Night 51

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Diawara89334744: sir walter scott was a famous british writer
Deborahawosoga: sir walter scott was a famous british writer
Yochim_karen: "oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." used to think this was shakespeare....learned sir walter scott first said this in 1808. and how very true it is.
Tariqapollo: sir walter scott wrote most of his epic poem marmion while on horseback. scott was a member of the light horse volunteers. most likely scott drew inspiration from the horsemen he saw around him in marmion‘s description of the 1513 battle of flodden!
Outbacktourer: last thing on the higgins matter. "oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (sir walter scott, 1808)
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On The Morning Of Christs Nativity
 by John Milton


This is the Month, and this the happy morn
Wherin the Son of Heav'ns eternal King,
Of wedded Maid, and Virgin Mother born,
Our great redemption from above did bring;
For so the holy sages once did sing,
That he our deadly forfeit should release,

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