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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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Quentin Durward

Walter Scott - Durward, Quentin (Fictitious character) - 1913 - 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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Old Friends: Being Literary Recollections of Other Days

William Winter - 1914 - 407 pages
...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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The Essence and the Ethics of Politics: Individual Messages to the Public ...

Silas Arthur Cook - Christian sociology - 1915 - 348 pages
...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." 5. The Goal of the Soul. O my countrymen, the way of honesty, though sometimes it be a path of thorns,...
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Scott, Chaucer, and Medieval Romance: A Study in Sir Walter Scott's ...

Jerome Mitchell - Literary Criticism - 1987 - 268 pages
...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...nothing which on my deathbed I should wish blotted." 28 STYLE AND STRUCTURE IN THE WAVE RLE Y NOVELS SCOTT's debt to Chaucer and medieval romance extends...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 12

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1873
...life, he said of himself: " 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." Let us all thank God for that record, and still more for the fact which it so justly embodies. It were...
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Once a Week

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1871
...to repeat his own dying words: — " I have been 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." GRACE SELWODE. AN OLD-FASHIONCD STORY. BY JULIA GODDARD. CHAPTER XII. OF HARRY'S RETURN. BUT in a few...
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The Border Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly, Volume 8

Nicholas Dickson, William Sanderson - Scotland - 1903
...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 out." Some of the "voluminous authors" of our day— they are not numerous, perhaps, but they are sufficiently...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 44

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - Literature - 1872
...v <s been perhaps the most voluminous author of the day ; and it is a comfort for me to think thp.t 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." They laid...
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