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6 Works of Sir Walter Scott

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Lochinvar

Story type: Poetry

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Oh! young Lochinvar is come out of the west, Through all the wide Border his steed was the best; And save his good broadsword, he weapons had none, He rode all unarmed, and he rode all alone; So faithful in love, and so dauntless in war, There never was knight like the young Lochinvar. He […]

The damsel donned her kirtle sheen; The hall was dressed with holly green; Forth to the wood did merry-men go To gather in the mistletoe. Then opened wide the baron’s hall To vassal, tenant, serf, and all; Power laid his rod of rule aside, And ceremony doffed his pride. The heir, with roses in his […]

Honest folks like me! How do ye ken whether I am honest, or what I am? I may be the deevil himsell for what ye ken, for he has power to come disguised like an angel of light; and, besides, he is a prime fiddler. He played a sonata to Corelli, ye ken.” There was […]

>TRIAL OF DUNCAN TERIG ALIAS CLERK,AND ALEXANDER BANE MACDONALD,FOR THE MURDER OFARTHUR DAVIS,SERGEANT IN GENERAL GUISE’S REGIMENT OF FOOT. JUNE,A.D. M.DCC.LIV. EDINBURGH:PRINTED BY BALLANTYNE AND COMPANY.1831. TOTHE MEMBERS OF THE BANNATYNE CLUB, THIS COPY OF A TRIAL,INVOLVING A CURIOUS POINT OF EVIDENCE,IS PRESENTED BY WALTER SCOTT. FEBRUARY, M.DCCC.XXXI. Transcriber’s Note: Letters that are printed as […]

The Tapestried Chamber

Story type: Literature

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INTRODUCTION. This is another little story from The Keepsake of 1828. It was told to me many years ago by the late Miss Anna Seward, who, among other accomplishments that rendered her an amusing inmate in a country house, had that of recounting narratives of this sort with very considerable effect–much greater, indeed, than any […]

INTRODUCTION The species of publication which has come to be generally known by the title of ANNUAL, being a miscellany of prose and verse, equipped with numerous engravings, and put forth every year about Christmas, had flourished for a long while in Germany before it was imitated in this country by an enterprising bookseller, a […]