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BGS_Collections: What better time to show this block of stone from our Building Stones collection than the 190th anniversary of Sir Walter Scott's death? MC5845 from the Binny Quarry, the source of the building materials for the spectacular Scott Monument.

julianjohnson: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" Sir Walter Scott, 1808

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WaywordsStudio: And, too, as it is understood by me! Happy birthday, Sir Walter Scott!

sojubeer: The wretch, concentred all in self Living, Shall forfeit fair renown And doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung Unwept...unhonoured and unsung - Sir Walter Scott

jlorts: Birthday of poet & novelist Sir Walter Scott who said: "O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!" --Walter Scott (1771-1832)

mobozzen: Sir Walter Scott's study at his home Abbotsford House. Read Scott's complete novels online:

KimMacthomas: Sir Walter Scott’s Home on Banks of the River Tweed-19th century Baronial House now a Museum. Short trip from Edinburg Scotland in Town called Abbotsford -(1771-1832) died age 61 from series of strokes-He went ToU Of Edinburg.Married Charlotte Carpenter 5 issues-Loved his books

tomsims: Sweet to the tongue. Indigestible in the stomach. Poison in the bloodstream. "Revenge is the sweetest morsel to the mouth, that ever was cooked in hell." - Sir Walter Scott, born this day in 1771.

JulieHowlin: On his birthday, 10 things you might not know about Sir Walter Scott

UoAMusicDept: Sir Walter Scott's writing can still teach us about ourselves 250 years on | Opinion

JJ56123: Sir Walter Scott(August 15,1771-September 21,1832) Scottish novelist,poet,historian who is often considered both the inventor&the greatest practitioner of the historical novel "Teach your children poetry;it opens the mind,lends grace to wisdom&makes the heroic virtues hereditary"

pauljimerson: Birthday of the father of historical novel: Sir Walter Scott. Born Edinburgh,1771 grew up listening to family’s tales of life on Scottish border.He started off writing narrative romances in verse, & in 1805 he began a novel about the Jacobite revolt of 1745, but didn’t finish it.

FDorbust: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808) Could you ever imagine meeting someone worse at keeping stuff from you? Now i fear you will just find someone MORE adept. I sucked at it. Only did it out of fear of losing you.

aberdeenuni: As Scotland celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of Walter Scott, Professor Ali Lumsden considers the lasting legacy of one of the nation’s most celebrated authors 

LiterateIndy: The study of Sir Walter Scott at Abbotsford.

Vista15: TANGLED WEB? Sir Walter Scott

Spara28: The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has given new life to "raid," a word revived by the historical tales of Sir Walter Scott.

hrhea69: The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has given new life to "raid," a word revived by the historical tales of Sir Walter Scott.

ThirdWorldBS: 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive'. ~ Sir Walter Scott 1808

niemandswelt: noteworthy people born august 15th: matthias claudius (poet), napoleon bonaparte (emperor), sir walter scott (novelist), thomas de quincey (opium-addict), isidor "unsung" unsinn (twitter-user).

spread998: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

_DrFrusci: The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has given new life to "raid," a word revived by the historical tales of Sir Walter Scott.

WSJ: The FBI search of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home has given new life to "raid," a word revived by the historical tales of Sir Walter Scott.

vermamahesh0404: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808)

RadarsTrend: Galashiels: Sir Walter Scott mural unveiled in bid to boost town

MisterSalesman: “The wretch, concentered all in self; living shall forfeit fair renown, and doubly dying shall go down, to the vile depths from whence he sprung, unwept, unhonored, and unsung.” Sir Walter Scott The Devil We Know.

Stephengm99: God forbid he tries to extract himself, but I have even god awful longer versions waiting for him if he does. “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808)

LyonCourt: Today marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival of George IV in Edinburgh. Lord Provost Sir William Arbuthnot, knighted at the civic banquet, and Sir Walter Scott, creator of the attendant pageantry, make up two of the four Register entries for 1822.

LilypipsPetGear: Join us today at Scottfest 2022 at Abbotsford House,the home of Sir Walter Scott. This stunning historic house near the town of Melrose on the south bank of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders was built in 1820 in the medieval style by Sir Walter Scott.

DoctorWhoFan79: EDINBURGH DAY 4 Had a lovely gentle morning going round the Writers Museum, which celebrates the life and works of Sir Walter Scott, Robert Burns, and Robert Louis Stevenson:

PixiedustJtT: A display of sword fighting is staged at Abbotsford, the home of early 19th-century author Sir Walter Scott, ahead of the ScottFest 2022 event this weekend at the house in the Scottish Borders Credit: Phil Wilkinson via The Times En garde!

mshurtleffwrite: It's wild to me that people tsk at the fact that Sir Walter Scott died in debt. Like, dude built a freaking Castle! And that's not even why he died in debt. He proceeded to take on a friend's loan. He was hecka successful and probably could have done it if he'd lived longer.

bordertelegraph: What do you think of the mural?

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ThomasCoutouzis: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" -Sir Walter Scott The SBC leaders involved have woven such a web of lies that they can't even remember all their lies. Now things are beginning to spin out of control & there is nothing they can do to stop it.

skuntzman: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” -Sir Walter Scott (1808)

a9630: Massive gable-end portrait of Sir Walter Scott on Bank Close, Galashiels, looking across the road at where he used to conduct his business.

mflibra: 1884 Rare Edition - Demonology & Witchcraft - WITCHES & FAIRIES by Sir Walter Scott.

mflibra: 1884 Rare Edition - Demonology & Witchcraft - WITCHES & FAIRIES by Sir Walter Scott.

AnecdotalWisdom: William Wordsworth once declared in the course of conversation that he had “the greatest contempt for Aristotle.” “But not, I take it,” remarked novelist Sir Walter Scott, “that contempt which familiarity breeds.”

StreetsofC: "Ellen, thy hand-the ring is thine; Each guard and usher knows the sign. Seek thou the King without delay; This signet shall secure thy way: And claim thy suit, whate'er it be, As ransom of his pledge to me.” - Sir Walter Scott, ‘Lady of the Lake.’ Photo: Chicago. August 2022

johnmilbank3: Sir Walter Scott that is.

mflibra: 1885 Rare Edition - Demonology and Witchcraft - WITCHES & FAIRIES by Sir Walter Scott.

mflibra: 1885 Rare Edition - Demonology and Witchcraft - WITCHES & FAIRIES by Sir Walter Scott.

BrainfoodAudiob: Ivanhoe written by Sir Walter Scott performed by Jonathan Oliver on Audio CD (Abridged) - Brainfood Audiobooks UK

alorskristina: In today's episode of The Fairholmes, Lord Forbes, James' grandfather, is quoted in his family's article as an “old and early” friend of Sir Walter Scott, just like John Irving's father

hyacinth_vs: "Alas," said he, looking at Æthelstan with compassion, "that so dull a spirit should be lodged in so goodly a form." Cedric the Saxon, pondering the character of Æthelstan the unready in Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe".

JoanHenry7: At the same time as being a Unionist, I've always loved the words 'Breathes there the man with soul so dead, who never to himself has said This is my own my native land, whose footsteps ne'er have burned, as homeward they did turn.' Sir Walter Scott.

fourpaws4me: Not dear (not at all) Alex, "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808) I'm enjoying this cooked goose !!

BarssFreddie: in 1844: the magnificent Scott Monument was completed in Edinburgh. The world's largest monument to a writer (Sir Walter Scott), it stands at over 200ft high. Sadly architect George Meikle Kemp got lost on a foggy March evening that year and fell into the Union Canal and drowned.

Tunedagain: ‘Oh what a tangled web we weave/When first we practise to deceive,’ Sir Walter Scott. Or in plain language, we don't have to remember much if we don't tell lies.

MisterSalesman: “The wretch, concentered all in self; living shall forfeit fair renown, and doubly dying shall go down, to the vile depths from whence he sprung, unwept, unhonored, and unsung.” Sir Walter Scott The Devil We Know.

Irina65141894: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

Iain643: This day in 1844 the magnificent Scott Monument was completed in Edinburgh. The world's largest monument to a writer Sir Walter Scott it stands at over 200ft high Sadly its designer, architect George Meikle Kemp on a foggy March that year and fell into the Union Canal and drowned

Irina65141894: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

GhostRumour: I've been called this a few times over my life and career. I think it's because I don't suffer the company of liars and hypocrites. To those who have wronged me: "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" (Sir Walter Scott, 1808)

F18CAL: The Eildon Hills. In the 1st Century CE, the Roman army built the massive fort of Trimontium at Newstead, named after the three peaks. This shot of them is taken from Scott's View, reputedly one of Sir Walter Scott's favourite viewpoints and not far from his home, Abbotsford.

BelleLigerent: 'Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.' Sir Walter Scott (MARMION, 1808).

MariaJo04962031: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

iherbcoupon2022: Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.Sir Walter Scott ^ ^ IHERB

lkay33707322: Sir Walter Scott, Croker, Hayward, Macaulay, Thomas Carlyle (whose famous Fraser article was reprinted in 1853) and Whitwell Elwin have done as much as anybody perhaps to sustain the zest for Johnsonian studies.

RabbiABloom: Sir Walter Scott in 1816 wrote, “time and tide tarry for no man.” This adage was completed by Dickens in 1844 when he wrote that “men have to wait for time and tide.” In other words, there are some things that can’t be rushed, and life is one of them. Thus, we must enjoy it.

Samanth54236136: Here Sir Walter Scott lived for six years and De Quincey for nineteen, and William Tennant (1784-1848), author of Anster Fair, was the parish dominie.

Federkatz: Prince's Mile und Sir Walter Scott Monument.

MariaJo04962031: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

MBRMark: Sir Walter Scott because Ivanhoe was on the TV. School covered virtually no Scottish literature. 1970s

EtymOnlineOTD: Cedric masc. proper name, modern, apparently introduced by Sir Walter Scott (Cedric the Saxon is a character in "Ivanhoe"); apparently a mistake for Old English name Cerdic.

Edinburgh4u: The Sir Walter Scott Monument climb the steps for great views over Edinburgh, many large images at,

foivostheodorou: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

LizzieHelenMay: 2/3 but cried out as they stepped on the prickly flowers awaking the defenders. In 1540 James V devised the homour The Order of the Thistle then in 1822 Sir Walter Scott made it the emblem for the visit of George IV. But these two flowers were likely different genera, that at

RProsperolane: Sir Walter Scott a biography Signed by Author Edward Wagenknecht

aescapism: can’t even quote sir walter scott correctly go home

LuisterrijkFeed: Ivanhoé by Walter Scott: Ivanhoe was first a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, before inspiring the legend of Robin Hood and generating multiple adaptations... Uitgegeven door SAGA Egmont Spreker(s): Paul Spera

Book_Addict: Happy birthday to Scottish writer John Gibson Lockhart (July 14, 1794), author of “Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott” (1837) et al.

cclingci: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

MariaJo04962031: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

alexand24561001: "It’s no fish ye’re buying—it’s men’s lives.” - Sir Walter Scott

RichardCRogers: I always enjoy Sir Walter Scott. Lots to recommend--a few things to lament. Fans will enjoy this novel more than casual readers. They should start somewhere else, IMO. My brief thoughts are here:

BookRarities: Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott LEATHER Albion Edition Sonnets Poems STUNNING

JimLoftus4: The Gothic Revival in the 19th century drew its inspiration from the Scottish novelist Sir Walter Scott.

adnanhendraw: Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening — Sir Walter Scott

LouiseGrace12: “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive” Sir Walter Scott (from Marmion, 1808) When we start with a lie - not a white lie - but a big lie, or deception, or untrue assertion - one has to either be mature and own up in a timely way, or one is obliged 1

AbbotsfordScott: Explore Sir Walter Scott's historic house as a family this Summer! ⚔️ In our Summer children's trail throughout the house, kids can see how many knights they can find in Scott's rooms for a sticker at the end of the tour. Find out more:

GazetteScottish: "Discover Abbotsford, the home of novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott; one of Scotland’s most intriguing places. Situated on the banks of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders." - Abbotsford

la_dorkout: Silver Lake is unique in that many of its residential streets are named after the novels and characters of an author. You can thank Sir Walter Scott for Waverly, Rowena, Locksley, Kenilworth, and Ivanhoe streets, and other landmarks that carry these names.

Edinburgh4u: Abbotsford House home of Sir Walter Scott on the south of Edinburgh Click on Map on, 40 large images at

MarkAGKent: Abbotsford House and Gardens. Home of Sir Walter Scott

luquette_robin: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

MariaJo04962031: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

GayleMSalazar: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

DeniseJ19165273: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

K_Geezy74: People's religious beliefs should not dictate my or anyone else's decisions in a country where we have freedom OF or FROM religion. "Oh what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive." ~ Sir Walter Scott

Chase_Steely: The Library and Arms room at Abbotsford, The Home of Sir Walter Scott. I need someone to paint a gigantic regal portrait of my wife for my library.

JimLoftus4: 'Yet mourn not, Land of Fame! Though ne'er the leopards on thy shield Retreated from so sad a field Since Norman William came. Oft may thine annals justly boast Of battles stern by Scotland lost; Grudge not her victory. Sir Walter Scott

21Vladimirovna: From Sir Walter Scott downwards the tendency to judge literary work on its own merits to a great extent restored Defoe to his proper place, or, to speak more correctly, set him there for the first time.

AnthonyDBaker: “A bare ragged Northumbrian moor, with as little to interest curiosity as to delight the eye.” -The conniving Rashleigh, in Sir Walter Scott’s Rob Roy

DavidCranmerUn1: 1836, William Astor purchased the 728-acre estate from his father-in-law for $50,000. The portion of the property containing the Mudder Kill is said to have reminded Margaret Astor of the glen in Sir Walter Scott's epic poem, Rokeby, and she changed the estate's name from "La

dyvcast: O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. ~Sir Walter Scott Self-indicting and observational.



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