Sir Walter Scott

1771 - 1832

A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on companions, deception, dogs, investment, nature, and nobility

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Talisman. 1825, Chap. xxiv.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on character and tragedy

The playbill, which is said to have announced the tragedy of Hamlet, the character of the Prince of Denmark being left out.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Talisman. 1825. Introduction.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lady of the Lake, 1810

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

Rouse the lion from his lair.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Talisman. 1825, Chap. vi.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on senses

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Scared out of his seven senses.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Rob Roy. Chap. xxxiv.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

My foot is on my native heath, and my name is MacGregor.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Rob Roy. 1817, Chap. xxxiv.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on death, heart, home, life, power, soul, wealth, and wishes

Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd From wandering on a foreign strand! If such there breathe, go mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles, proud his name, Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles, power, and pelf, The wretch, concentred all in self, Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And, doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unhonor'd, and unsung.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Canto vi. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on nature and poets

Call it not vain: they do not err Who say that when the poet dies Mute Nature mourns her worshipper, And celebrates his obsequies.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805, Canto v. Stanza 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on life and men

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It 's no fish ye 're buying, it 's men's lives.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: The Antiquary. Chap. xi.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott

November's sky is chill and drear, November's leaf is red and sear.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

Source: Marmion. 1808, introduction

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