Scott, Sir Walter

Scott, Sir Walter
   Scottish poet born in Edinburgh. He was lame in his right leg from a young age (possibly from poliomyelitis). Educated at Edinburgh High School and at the university, he was called to the bar in 1792. From 1799 until his death he was sheriff deputy of the county of Selkirk as well as clerk to the Court of Session in Edinburgh, and was a partner the publishing firm owned by James Ballantyne and his brother John. He incurred debts in saving the company from bankruptcy, as well as building his house, Abbotsford, on the Scottish Borders. His novel Waverly was published in 1814 and altogether he wrote 28 novels and short stories. He is buried at Dryburgh Abbey, Scotland, and is memorialized by a stone in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. Some of his poetry publications: Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, 1802-1803. The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805. Marmion, 1808. The Lady of the Lake, 1810. The Bridal of Triermain, 1813. The Lord of the Isles, 1815. Rob Roy, 1817. Some of his other poems: "Hunting Song," "MacGregor's Gathering," "The Dreary Change," "The Eve of Saint John," "The Fire."
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  • Sir Walter Scott — noun British author of historical novels and ballads (1771 1832) • Syn: ↑Scott, ↑Walter Scott • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

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