Walter Scott was born on August 15th, 1771, the ninth
child and third son of Walter Scott and his wife Anne. His father
was a stern and conscientious lawyer who thought literature a
trivial subject and advocated steady professional dedication as the
means of progress. He was his own best example, having already
moved from a farming community to the city and married above his
station, and was resolutely rising in the world. Though he would
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Uglow, Nathan. "Sir Walter Scott". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 March 2002
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5094Sir Walter Scott1Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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