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" I have the satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and to hope that some at least will forgive my transient wealth on account of the innocence of my intentions, and my real wish to do good to the poor. "
Tait's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 96
edited by - 1838
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 6

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1837 - 486 pages
...the satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and to hope that some at least will forgive my transient wealth on account...cottages of Abbotsford. I have half resolved never to see tha place again. How could I tread my hall with such a diminished crest ? How live a poor indebted...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart..

John Gibson Lockhart - 1837
...the satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and to hope that some at least will forgive my transient wealth on account...real wish to do good to the poor. Sad hearts, too, at Darnitk, and in the cottages of Abbotsford. I have half resolved never to see the place again. How...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

Authors, Scottish - 1837
...the satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and to hope that some at least will forgive my transient wealth on account...real wish to do good to the poor. Sad hearts, too, at l);u nick, and in the cottages of Abbotsford. I have half resolved never to see the place again. How...
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The New-York Review, Volume 7

1840
...satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and to hope that some, at least, will forgive my transient wealth on account...and my real wish to do good to the poor. Sad hearts in the cottages at Abbotsford. Poor Will Laidlaw — poor Tom Purdie, the news will wring your hearts,...
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The Irish Penny Journal, Volume 1

Ireland - 1841
...the satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and to hope that some at least will forgive my transient wealth on account...could I tread my hall with such a diminished crest 1 How live a poor indebted man, where I was onoe the wealthy—the honoured. I was to have gone there...
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Memoirs of a Literary Veteran: Including Sketches and Anecdotes of ..., Volume 3

Robert Pearse Gillies - Authors - 1851
...the satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and to hope that some at least will forgive my transient wealth, on account...see the place again. How could I tread my hall with a diminished crest ? How live a poor, indebted man, where I was once the wealthy — the honoured ?...
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Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

John Gibson Lockhart - 1853 - 837 pages
...the satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many, and to hope that some at least will forgive my transient wealth on account...cottages of Abbotsford. I have half resolved never to sec the place again. How could I tread my hall with such a diminished crest ?—how live a poor indebted...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...satisfaction to recollect, that my prosperity has been of advantage to many ; and to hope that some at least will forgive my transient wealth on account...have half resolved never to see the place again," &c. In 1826 Mr. Constable came to London to raise money on his copyrights, but failed to realise any...
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Lives of Good Servants

Anne Manning - Household employees - 1857 - 148 pages
...satisfaction to recollect that my prosperity has been of advantage to many; and to hope that some, at least, will forgive my transient wealth on account...and my real wish to do good to the poor. Sad hearts there will be at Darnick ! and in the cottages of Abbotsford ! I have half resolved never to see the...
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Relics of Genius: Visits to the Last Homes of Poets, Painters, and Players ...

T. P. Grinsted - Great Britain - 1859 - 304 pages
...were the first in his remembrance. " Sad hearts, too, at Darnick," wrote he on one unhappy morning, " and in the cottages of Abbotsford. I have half resolved never to see the place again. * * * My dogs will wait for me in vain. It is foolish, but the thoughts of parting from these dumb...
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