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Selected Poetry of Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

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Index to poems

Soldier, rest! thy warfare o'er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking:
Dream of battled fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking.
        (The Lady of the Lake: Canto 1, 624-627)
  1. County Guy
  2. It was an English Ladye Bright
  3. Jock of Hazeldean
  4. The Lady of the Lake: Canto 1 (excerpt)
  5. The Lady of the Lake: Canto 3 (excerpt)
  6. The Lady of the Lake: Canto 5 (excerpt)
  7. Lullaby of an Infant Chief
  8. MacGregor's Gathering
  9. The Maid of Neidpath
  10. Marmion: Canto 5 (excerpt)
  11. Marmion: Canto 6 (excerpt)
  12. Pibroch of Donuil Dhu
  13. Proud Maisie
  14. The Ride to Melrose (The Lay of the Last Minstrel: Cantos I-II) (excerpt)
  15. Rokeby: Canto III (excerpt)
  16. Rosabelle (The Lay of the Last Minstrel: Canto VI) (excerpt)

Biographical information

Given name: Sir Walter
Family name: Scott
Birth date: 15 August 1771
Death date: 21 September 1832
Nationality: Scottish
Family relations
          father: Walter Scott
          mother: Anne Scott
          wife: Charlotte Mary Scott (from 24 December 1797)
          brother: Daniel Scott
          brother: John Scott
          brother: Robert Scott
          brother: Thomas Scott
          sister: Anne Scott
          son: Charles Scott
          son: Walter Scott
          daughter: Charlotte Sophia Lockhart
          daughter: Anne Scott
          High school in George's Square, Edinburgh: October 1778
          School in Kelso
Politics: Tory
          Honorary degree, Cambridge: 1820
          Honorary degree, Oxford: 1820
Literary period: Romantic
Occupation: Clerk
          College Wynd, Edinburgh: 15 August 1771
          George's Square, Ediburgh: 1778
          Ashestiel on the Tweed, near Selkirk: 1804 to 1812
          Abbotsford on the Tweed: May 1812
          Fever: 1773
          Paralytic Stroke: 15 February 1830
          Apoplexy: 9 June 1832
First RPO edition: 1997