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" I am drawing near to the close of my career ; I am fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principle,... "
Tait's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 323
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The Lady of the Lake: A Poem

Walter Scott - 1838
...A few mouths before our distinguished writer quitted this world, he observed to a friend: "It is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle...written nothing which, on my death-bed, I should wish to have blotted." Scott's writings will do immortal honour to his name and country! * Count ttobert...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart..

John Gibson Lockhart - 1838
...perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried ta unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principle,...nothing which, on my death-bed, I should wish blotted.' J made no reply ; and while we were yet silent, Don Michele Gaetani joined us, and we walked through...
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Memoirs of the life of sir Walter Scott [by J.G. Lockhart].

John Gibson Lockhart - 1839
...fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle...my deathbed I should wish blotted.' I made no reply ; and while we were yet silent, Don Michele Gaetani joined us, and we walked through the vast hall...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 10

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1839
...fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle...my deathbed I should wish blotted.' I made no reply ; and while we- were yet silent, Don Michele Gaetani joined us, and we walked through the vast hall...
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The New-York Review, Volume 7

1840
...the close of my career — I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day — and it is a comfort to me, to think that I have tried to unsettle...nothing which on my death-bed I should wish blotted.' " This dignified self-complacency is fully sustained by the facts — the unaffected purity of his...
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The City of London Magazine, Volume 1, Issue 1 - Volume 2, Issue 9

English literature - 1843
...language of the most voluminous writer, if not the greatest genius, of the present century : " It is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothin^ which on my death-ded I should wish blotted." He appears...
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Narrative of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 2

John Gibson Lockhart - 1848
...fast shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principle.' " Next day, Friday, May 11, Sir Walter left Rome. — " During his stay there" (adds Mr Cheney) " he...
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AN ADRESS DELIVERED BEFORE THE ASSOCIATION OF THE ALUMINI OF HARVARD COLLEGE

ROBERT C. WINTROP - 1852
...off the stage. I have been, perhaps, the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort for me to think, that I have tried to unsettle no man's...nothing which, on my death-bed, I should wish blotted." There needs more of that spirit to which Alexander Pope gave brilliant and beautiful utterance, in...
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Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

John Gibson Lockhart - 1853 - 837 pages
...He added—' I am drawing near to the close of my career ; I am fust shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day;...unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principle.' " Next day, Friday, May 11, Sir Walter left Rome.— " During his stay there" (adds Mr Cheney) " he...
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LECTURES ON ENGLISH LITERATURE, FROM CHAURER TO TENNYSON

HENRY REED - 1855
...near the close of my career. I have been, perhaps, the most voluminous author of the day, and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle...nothing which, on my death-bed, I should wish blotted. "* In this utterance of dignified self-complacency, he stands justified by the story of his wondrous...
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