Literary Memories 15 August: Walter Scott


The Boypoet Remembers....

Walter Scott Walter Scott

Author: Walter Scott

Dates: 15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832

Nationality: Scottish

Title of Book: Rob Roy

How have I sinn’d, that this affliction
Should light so heavy on me? I have no more sons,
And this no more mine own.–My grand curse
Hang o’er his head that thus transformed thee!–
Travel? I’ll send my horse to travel next.
Monsieur Thomas.

You have requested me, my dear friend, to bestow some of that leisure, with which Providence has blessed the decline of my life, in registering the hazards and difficulties which attended its commencement. The recollection of those adventures, as you are pleased to term them, has indeed left upon my mind a chequered and varied feeling of pleasure and of pain, mingled, I trust, with no slight gratitude and veneration to the Disposer of human events, who guided my early course through much risk and labour…

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I am a freelance writer and poet and started writing after raising my two boys as a way of discovering just who Jez is. That is still very much an on-going project but the journey so far has introduced me to many wonderful friends and fellow writers through an ever growing love of poetry.
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