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  Thomas Walter Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thomas Walter Scott (known less formally as Walter Scott) (October 27, 1867-March 23, 1938) was the first Premier of the province of Saskatchewan in Canada.
In his early adult life, Scott was a newspaper editor and publisher, becoming a partner in the Regina Standard from 1892 to 1893.
Politics lured Scott into joining the Liberal Party of Canada, and in 1900, he was elected in the riding of Assiniboia West to the Canadian House of Commons.
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 Walter Scott - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scott then became an ardent volunteer in the yeomanry and on one of his "raids" he met at Gilsland Spa Margaret Charlotte Charpentier (or Charpenter), daughter of Jean Charpentier of Lyon in France whom he married in 1797.
His identity as the author of the novels was widely rumoured, and in 1815 Scott was given the honour of dining with George, Prince Regent, who wanted to meet "the author of Waverley".
Scott was also responsible, through a series of pseudonymous letters published in the Edinburgh Weekly News in 1826, for retaining the right of Scottish banks to issue their own banknotes, which is reflected to this day by his continued appearance on the front of all notes issued by the Bank of Scotland.
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 SIR WALTER SCOTT - LoveToKnow Article on SIR WALTER SCOTT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Walter Scott, a writer to the signet (or attorney) in Edinburghthe original of the elder Fairford in Redgauntiet was the first of the family to adopt a town life or a learned profession.
Scotts preparation for painting the life of past times was probably much less unconsciously such than his equally thorough preparation for acting as the painter of Scottish manners and character in all grades of society.
Scotts trust in Rigdumfunnidos and his brother, Aldiborontiphoscopbornio, and in his own power to supply all their deficiencies, is as strange a piece of infatuation as any that ever formed a theme for romance or tragedy.
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 Sir Walter Scott - Books and Biography
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was born in Edinburgh, as the son of a solicitor Walter Scott and Anne, a daughter of professor of medicine.
Scott's interest in the old Border tales and ballads had early been awakened, and he devoted much of his leisure to the exploration of the Border country.
Scott was apprenticed to his father in 1786 and in 1792 he was called to the bar.
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 Scott, Sir Walter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Scott’s Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (2 vol., 1802; enl.
Refusing to go through bankruptcy, Scott assigned to a trust his property and income in excess of his official salary and set out to pay his debt and much of Constable’s.
Scott’s narrative poems introduced a form of verse tale that won great popularity; his lyrics and ballads, such as “Lochinvar” and “Proud Maisie,” are masterly in feeling and technique.
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 Sir Walter Scott - MSN Encarta
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish novelist and poet, whose work as a translator, editor, biographer, and critic, together with his novels and poems, made him one of the most prominent figures in English romanticism.
Scott's declining popularity as a poet, in part caused by the competition of Lord Byron, led him to turn to the novel.
Scott was entangled with the printing firm of James Ballantyne and the publishing house of Archibald Constable, which both failed in the economic crisis of 1826.
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 Border Clan Scott - History and Genealogy
Scott instantly offered him the estate of Murdiestoun by way of excambion; when the bargain was completed, he drily observed that the Curberland cattle were as good as those of Teviotdale, and proceeded to commence a system of reprisals upon the English which was regularly pursued by his successors.
Sir Walter Scott was effectively introduced this supernatural accomplishment in his Lay of the Last Minstrel, of which she figures as the heroin, much softened and ennobled, it has to be admitted, by the poet's charitable imagination.
Sir Walter Scott was himself principal Chamberlain, and in 1603 obtained letters of horning against Sir William stewart of Traquair for :93, 6s, 8d., part of a tax raised for the baptism of the prince.
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 Modern History Sourcebook: Thomas Carlyle: On Sir Walter Scott, 1838
Walter Scott became Sir Walter Scott, Baronet, of Abbotsford; on whom Fortune seemed to pour her whole cornucopia of wealth, honour and worldly goods; the favourite of Princes and of Peasants, and all intermediate men.
Scott is building there, by the pleasant banks of the Tweed; he has bought and is buying land there; fast as the new gold comes in for a new Waverley Novel, or even faster, it changes itself into moory acres, into stone, and hewn or planted wood.
Scott's career, of writing impromptu novels to buy farms with, was not of a kind to terminate voluntarily, but to accelerate itself more and more; and one sees not to what wise goal it could, in any case, have led him.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/carlyle-scott.html   (17068 words)

 Scott, Sir WaIter (1771-1832). Poet and novelist.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh on 15 August 1771 (a plaque at 8 Chambers St marks the approximate spot).
Scott was appointed Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire on 16 December 1799 and went to Ashestiel in the Borders.
Scott wrote his way out of trouble with "Waverley" (1814), which defined a new literary genre and was to be followed by a stream of similar successes.
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 Sir Walter Scott - Biography and Works
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), Scottish writer and poet and one of the greatest historical novelists.
Scott was born on August 15, 1771, in Edinburgh as the son of a solicitor Walter Scott and Anne, a daughter of professor of medicine.
In 1806 Scott became clerk to the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
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 Famous Scot - Sir Walter Scott   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sir Walter Scott was a prolific novelist, whose writing combined ordinary people and historical events, thus mixing cultures and classes.
Scott was made a baronet in 1820, and two years later directed George IV's state visit to Scotland.
Lady Scott, his wife for twenty-nine years, of whom Scott wrote, "faithful and true companion of my fortunes, good and bad, for so many years," died in May of 1826.
www.tartans.com /articles/famscots/walterscott.html   (428 words)

 SLAINTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Walter Scott was born on 15th August 1771 in the Old Town of Edinburgh.
But the process was exhausting: so was the pace of Scott's life, and his appetite for money, which led him to the serious mistake of quietly buying a stake in both his printer and his publisher.
Scott's influence is not just in fiction: painting and opera are only two of the creative arts where his scenes and characters are much reproduced, and the whole picture of what Scotland is, and was, came to be heavily derived from Scott's work.
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 Chronology of Walter Scott's life
1771 - Scott is born in Edinburgh on 15 August, the ninth child (fourth surviving) of Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, and Anne Rutherford.
On 16 December, Scott becomes Sheriff-Deputy of Selkirkshire, an office he holds until his death in 1832.
Scott is rescued from impending bankruptcy by his patron, the Duke of Buccleuch (see Financial Hardship).
www.walterscott.lib.ed.ac.uk /biography/chronology.html   (1367 words)

 Walter Scott
Walter Scott, the son of a solicitor, was born in Edinburgh in 1771.
When a young boy, Scott contracted polio and was sent to his grandfather's farm at Sandyknowle to recuperate, and therefore got to know the Border country which had a profound influence on his future writing.
Scott also contributed to the Edinburgh Review but he disapproved of its support for the Whigs and in 1809 helped establish the Tory journal, The Quarterly Review.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jscott.htm   (273 words)

 The Wreck of the Walter Scott in Huckleberry Finn   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Scott's popularity was not lost on Twain, who noted the fact in Life on the Mississippi while blaming Scott's influence for cultural developments in the South that caused the Civil War.
Sir Walter Scott is probably responsible for the Capitol building; for it is not conceivable that this little sham castle would ever have been built if he had not run the people mad, a couple of generations ago, with his medieval romances.
Scott was not just an author of romantic fiction, which Twain opposed as a realist, but the person whose books had reversed the course of progress in the South.
www.boondocksnet.com /twainwww/essays/walter_scott0009.html   (896 words)

 Sir Walter Scott | Scottish Novelist and Poet
Sir Walter Scott was born on August 15, 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In his novels Scott arranged the plots and characters so the reader enters into the lives of both great and ordinary people caught up in violent, dramatic changes in history.
The third novel in the Waverley series, and Scott's personal favorite, The Antiquary centers on a young man who meets a loquacious old antiquary, on a trip to Scotland.
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 The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans: Walter Scott, Jr.
When he was older, Scott worked summers on farms and ranches doing a number of odd jobs, such as detasseling corn and taking care of livestock.
Scott was methodically working his way up the ladder from foreman to job superintendent to district manager, crisscrossing the country from project to project.
Scott told him he could, but emphasized that because they were different people, he would not run the business the same way Kiewit had.
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 Walter Scott - Free Online Library
Walter Scott was born in 1771 in Edinburgh, one of twelve children of a solicitor.
Through the 1810’s, Scott published many historical novels annonymously, such as Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, Rob Roy, and Ivanhoe, for which he is probably best remembered.
Walter Scott was created a baronet in 1820, and died September 21, 1832, having paid all his debts with the profits from his writing.
scott.thefreelibrary.com   (311 words)

 Scott Walter - Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Scott Walter received his M.A. in Russian Area Studies from Georgetown University, his M.A. in Education from American University, and his M.L.S. and M.S. in History & Philosophy of Education from Indiana University.
Scott has also served as Collection Manager for Education at The Ohio State University Libraries, and as Humanities and Education Reference Librarian at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Scott has served as Chair of the ACRL Education and Behavioral Sciences Section, and as Chair of the American Educational Research Association's Communication of Research Special Interest Group.
people.ku.edu /~slwalter   (1450 words)

 The Literary Gothic | Sir Walter Scott
A rich site for the Scott enthusiast: a substantial biography, synopses of his works, an impressive image collection, an annotated bibliography of recent Scott-related publications, links, and more.
-- For a substantive discussion of Scott's essay as it pertains to E.
This tale is Chapter 2 of Scott's Chronicles of the Canongate.
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Walter Benjamin, "Theses on the Philosophy of History," (Spring, 1940) trans.
Walter Benjamin as a Critic of German Literature: A Bibliography by S.J.Thompson
On the Gießen 'Convolute' of Walter Benjamin's Literary Estate by Günter Oesterle and Harald Tausch [trans.
www.wbenjamin.org /walterbenjamin.html   (480 words)

 Biographies: The Classical Fiction Writers: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832).
Scott, the "great romancer," was trained as a lawyer.
Steeped in the traditions and customs of the Scottish highlands, Scott's novels are backdropped with the events of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and set with scenes laid out in remote and uncultivated districts.
Scott "told his story in incident, and not in reflection or in adjective."
www.blupete.com /Literature/Biographies/Literary/Scott.htm   (103 words)

 Walter Scott
Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, as the son of a solicitor Walter Scott and Anne, a daughter of professor of medicine.
- Michael Ragussis has argued that Scott's Isaac the Jew and his daughter Rebecca restaged England's medieval persecution of Jews and criticized the barbarity of persecution and forced conversion.
In the story Rebecca is a healer and a voice of moderation between Saxon knights and Normans.
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An introduction to Scott, Sir Walter from the Literary Encyclopedia by Nathan Uglow, University of Reading, 27 March 2002.
On Scott's contribution to the historical novel; On Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802); Waverley, Or, Tis Sixty Years Since (1814); Old Mortality (1816); Rob Roy (1817); The Bride of Lammermoor (1819); A Legend of Montrose (1819); The Pirate (1821); Redgauntlet (1824);
A discussion of verse form in Scott, by George Saintsbury, in The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes
www.literaryhistory.com /19thC/SCOTT.htm   (310 words)

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I have been often asked concerning supposed cases, in which I was said to have been placed on the verge of discovery; but as I maintained my point with the composure of a lawyer of thirty years' standing, I never recollect being in pain or confusion on the subject.
Scott had determined to represent his youthful acquaintance as emigrating to America, and encountering the dangers and hardships of the New World, with the same dauntless spirit which he had displayed when a boy in his native country.
Scott was already affected by bad health, which wholly unfitted him for literary labour, even if he could have reconciled his patience to the task.
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