Life of Sir Walter Scott (Classic Reprint)
Overview - Excerpt from Life of Sir Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott was born at Edinburgh on the 1sth of August 1771, being the birthday of the great Euro pean hero napoleon] whose deeds he was afterwards to record. He was the third of a family consisting of six sons and one daughter. Read more...
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More About Life of Sir Walter Scott (Classic Reprint) by Robert ChambersOverviewExcerpt from Life of Sir Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott was born at Edinburgh on the 1sth of August 1771, being the birthday of the great Euro pean hero napoleon] whose deeds he was afterwards to record. He was the third of a family consisting of six sons and one daughter. The eldest son, John, attained to a captaincy in an infantry regiment, but was early obliged to retire from service on account of the delicate state of his health. Another elder brother, Daniel, was a sailor, but died in early life. Of him Sir Walter has often been heard to assert, that he was by far the cleverest and most interesting of the whole. Thomas, the next brother to Sir Walter, followed the father's profession, and was for some years factor to the Marquis of Abercorn, but eventually died in Canada in 1822, in the capacity of paymaster to the 7oth Regi ment. Sir Walter himself entertained a fondly high Opinion of the talents of this brother but it is not borne out by the sense of 'his other friends. He possessed, however, some burlesque humour, and an acquaintance with Scottish manners and character - qualities which were apt to impose a little, and even induced some individuals to believe, for some time, that he, rather than his more gifted brother, was the author of The Novels.' About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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