Who is Sir Walter Scott

Sir 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
    I.
    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.' ...
  • 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. ...
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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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  • 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
  • Happylecinq: sir walter scott’s great line: “ oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” is a perfect summation of the brexit fantasists, that have commandeered no 10 for their own nefarious purposes!!
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Baby Toes
 by Carl Sandburg

There is a blue star, Janet,
Fifteen years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

There is a white star, Janet,
Forty years- ride from us,
If we ride a hundred miles an hour.

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