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Sir Walter Scott
(1771-1832) born on
Aug 15
Scottish novelist, poet, historian, biographer. He is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel.
There is a vulgar incredulity, which in historical matters, as well as in those of religion, finds it easier to doubt than to examine.

When a man has not a good reason for doing a thing, he has one good reason for letting it alone.
The half hour between waking and rising has all my life proved propitious to any task which was exercising my invention . . . . It was always when I first opened my eyes that the desired ideas thronged upon me.
To be always intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed.
Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive!
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Fair Maid of Perth," Introduction, 1828.
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Wisdom of the Ages at Your Fingertips," MCR software, 1995.
N: In "Poor Man's College Quotations Collection," ed. Sidney Madwed, AAPEX software, 1994.
K: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.

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