Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Sir Walter Scott

“Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.” (Sir Walter Scott)

Sir Walter Scott (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832)  was a Scottish novelist, poet, historian and biographer. He is credited with with inventing the historical novel, and his works remain classics of British and Scottish literature.

Scott is best known for his 3-volume collection of Scottish ballads, Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border; his poetry including The Lady of the Lake and Marmion; and his Waverly novels, a long series of novels that for a century were among the most widely read in all of Europe.

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  1. Donald G Caskey says:

    Enjoyed the Scott quote. Alas, if only we knew then …. Only one of my children has an appreciation for poetry. Hope you are well. I enjoy your blog.


    1. Thank you so much, Don. Unfortunately, not very many people appreciate poetry anymore. I hope you are well, too.


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