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SOME ACCOUNT

LIFE AND WORKS

SIR WALTER SCOTT.

BY ALLAN CUNNINGHAM.

BOSTON:

STIMPSON & CLAPP, 72 WASHINGTON STREET.

1832.

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LIFE AND WORKS

SIR WALTER SCOTT.

"biography," says Fuseli, "however useful to man, or dear to art, is the unequivocal homage of inferiority offered to the majesty of genius." This I feel to be true as regards Sir Walter Scott: I write of him, however, less from a sense of this inferiority, than from an earnest love and an enthusiastic admiration of the subject; or rather from a desire to afford some relief to my own feelings. The task oi* truly delineating his life and genius requires an abler pen than mine, and the world need not be told, that such is to be found in the great poet's own household. I shall content myself, therefore, with throwing hastily together such notices of bis life and writings, as I think will be acceptable, till something worthier can be done: I must trust, sometimes, to printed state

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