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" I say his prose writings — for who that has read his sublime quatrains on the doctrine of Spinoza can doubt that he might have united, if he had pleased, in some great didactic poem, the vigorous ratiocination of Dryden and the moral majesty of Wordsworth... "
Tait's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 94
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart..

John Gibson Lockhart - 1837
...some great didactic poem, the vigorous ratiocination of Dryden and the moral majesty of Wordsworth ? I remember William Laidlaw whispering to me, one night,...the usual bedtime of Abbotsford—" Gude preserve us I this is a very superior occasion ! Eh, sirs!" he added, cocking his eye like a bird, " I wonder if...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

Authors, Scottish - 1837
...some great didactic poem, the vigorous ratiocination of Dryden and the moral majesty of Wordsworth? I remember William Laidlaw whispering to me, one night,...the circle round the fire until long after the usual bed-lime of Abbotsford — " Gude preserve us ! this is a very superior occasion !. Eh, sirs !" he...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 3

John Gibson Lockhart - 1838
...some great didactic poem, the vigorous ratiocination of Dryden and the moral majesty of Wordsworth ? I remember William Laidlaw whispering to me, one night,...occasion! Eh, sirs!" he added, cocking his eye like a hird, " I wonder if Shakspeare and Bacon ever met to screw Ilk other up?" Since Ihave touched on the...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 6

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1839
...some great didactic poem, the vigorous ratiocination of Dryden and the moral majesty of Wordsworth ? I remember William Laidlaw whispering to me, one night,...Shakspeare and Bacon ever met to screw ilk other up ?" Since I have touched on the subject of Sir Walter's autumnal diversions in these his later years,...
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Memoirs of the life of sir Walter Scott [by J.G. Lockhart].

John Gibson Lockhart - 1839
...some great didactic poem, the vigorous ratiocination of Dryden and the moral majesty of Wordsworth ? I remember William Laidlaw whispering to me, one night,...fire until long after the usual bedtime of Abbotsford — " Glide preserve us ! this is a very superior occasion ! Eh. sirs!" he added, cocking his eye like...
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Narrative of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 2

John Gibson Lockhart - 1848
...moral majesty of Wordsworth ? I remember William Laidlaw whispering to me, one night, when then- " rapt talk" had kept the circle round the fire until...Gude preserve us ! this is a very superior occasion I Eh, sirs !" he added, cocking his eye like a bird, " I wonder if Shakspeare and Bacon ever met to...
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Life of Sir Walter Scott

Xavier Donald MacLeod - Authors, Scottish - 1852 - 298 pages
...writings (except, indeed, the posthumous ' Consolations of Travel') could suggest an adequate notion. I remember William Laidlaw whispering to me, one night,...wonder if Shakspeare and Bacon ever met to screw ilk ither up ?' ' Besides such occasional divertisements, there were two annual frolics of great solemnity....
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Life of Sir Walter Scott

Xavier Donald MacLeod - Authors, Scottish - 1852 - 298 pages
...writings (except, indeed, the posthumous ' Consolations of Travel') could suggest an adequate notion. I remember "William Laidlaw whispering to me, one...bird, ' I wonder if Shakspeare and Bacon ever met to iscrew ilk ither up ?' ' Besides such occasional divertisements, there were two annual frolics of great...
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Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

John Gibson Lockhart - 1853 - 837 pages
...some great didactic poem, the vigorous ratiocination of Dryden and the moral majesty of Wordsworth ? I remember William Laidlaw whispering to me, one night,...until long after the usual bedtime of Abbotsford—" Gudo preserve us I this is a very superior occasion.I Eh, sirs 1" he added, cocking his eye like a...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862
...last, Laidlaw broke out with — ' Gude preserve us ; this is a very superior occasion ! Eh, sirs ! I wonder if Shakspeare and Bacon ever met to screw ilk other up ! ' In 1826 occurred the crash of Scott's fortunes, through the failure of the houses of Constable...
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