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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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St. Nicholas, Volume 26, Part 1

Children's literature - 1899
...near the close of his life : 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 principles, and that I have written nothing which, on my death-bed, I should wish blotted. Probably...
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Sir Walter Scott

James Hay - Novelists, Scottish - 1899 - 312 pages
...shuffling off the stage. I have been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day, and it is comfort for me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothing1 which on my death-bed I should wish blotted out." Yet...
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Duty, with illustrations of courage, patience, & endurance. Popular ed

Samuel Smiles - 1900
...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 principles, and that I have written nothing which on my deathbed I should wish blotted." The same might...
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The True Citizen: How to Become One

William Fisher Markwick, William Alexander Smith - Citizenship - 1900 - 259 pages
...as he lay dying, was this: " I have been, perhaps, the most voluminous author of my 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 principles, and that I have written nothing which, on my deathbed, I would wish blotted out." To have...
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This Life and the Next: Impressions and Thoughts of Notable Men and Women ...

Estelle Davenport Adams - Death - 1902 - 295 pages
...shuffling off the stage. I have been, perhaps, the most voluminous writer of the day ; and it is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle...written nothing which on my death-bed I should wish blotted.4 1 From Journal, May 18, 1826. Written two days after his wife's death. 2 Ibid. February 1,...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 5

John Gibson Lockhart - Authors, Scottish - 1902
...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...principle, and that I have written nothing which on my dea'hbed I should wish blotted.' I made no reply ; and while we were yet silent, Don Michele Gaetani...
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Memoirs of a Social Atom, Volume 2

William E. Adams - 1903
...have been perhaps," he said, " the most voluminous author of my day ; and it is a great comfort for me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothing which, on my death-bed, I should wish blotted out." Some...
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Quentin Durward

Walter Scott - English fiction - 1905 - 529 pages
...of my career. I have been, perhaps, the most voluminous author of my day ; and it is a comfort for me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principles, and that I have written nothing which on my death bed I should wish blotted." He was laid...
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Corner Stones: "That Our Daughters May be as Corner Stones, Polished After ...

Katharine Burrill - 1907 - 227 pages
...was the most voluminous author of his time, is it not a fine thing to remember his words : "It is a comfort to me to think that I have tried to unsettle no man's faith, to corrupt no man's principle." True of his books ; still more gloriously true of his life, public and private. His journal teaches...
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OLD FRIENDS

WILLIAM WINTER - 1909
...Sir Walter Scott, toward the close of his life, "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 principles, and that I have written nothing which, on my death-bed, I should wish blotted." Longfellow...
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