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The Keepsake stories / Walter Scott

 
dc.contributor Thulin, Anders
dc.contributor.author Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
dc.contributor.editor Thulin, Anders
dc.coverage.placeName [London]
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dc.date.created 1831
dc.date.issued 1993-04-02
dc.identifier ota:1750
dc.identifier.citation http://purl.ox.ac.uk/ota/1750
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12024/1750
dc.description.abstract The Waverley novels are published in 48 vols.
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dc.publisher University of Oxford
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dc.subject.lcsh Fiction -- Great Britain -- 19th century
dc.subject.lcsh Short stories -- Great Britain -- 19th century
dc.title The Keepsake stories / Walter Scott
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INTRODUCTION. The species of publication which has come to be generally known by the title of _Annual_, being a miscellany of prose and verse, equipped with numerous engravings, and put forth every year about Christmas, had flourished for a long while in Germany, before it was imitated in this country by an enterprising bookseller, a German by birth, Mr Ackermann. The rapid success of his work, as is the custom of the time, gave birth to a host of rivals, and, among others, to an Annual styled The Keepsake, the first volume of which appeared in 1828, and attracted much notice, chiefly in consequence of the very uncommon splendour of its illustrative accompaniments. The expenditure which the spirited proprietors lavished on this magnificent volume, is understood to have been not less than from ten to twelve thousand pounds sterling! Various gentlemen of such literary reputation that any one might think it an honour to be associated with them, had been announced as cont . . .
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Walter Scott: The Keepsake Stories ================================== a machine-readable transcription Version 1.0: 1993-02-06 The text of the three stories is taken from Waverley Novels, vol. XLI: 'The Highland Widow', published by Archibald Constable and Co, Westminster, 1896. The order of the stories in the original is: Aunt Margaret's Mirror The Tapestried Chamber The Laird's Jock Each story is placed in a separate file, and each file contains the author's introduction to the story. The lines of the files follow that of the text, except that end-of-line hyphenations have been removed. Three misprints have been removed: p. ???: extraneous period (Mrs. Swinton) (Mr and Mrs is set without periods in the text( p. 328: a double (re- || remain) p. 344: a missing inner quote (how then shall I ask it?'') all of which where found in the Mirror. Special markup: _ _ indicates italics in the original text --- indicates an em-dash <oe> indicates the oe ligature <c . . .
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DEATH OF THE LAIRD'S JOCK. [The manner in which this trifle was introduced at the time to Mr. F. M. Reynolds, editor of The Keepsake of 1828, leaves no occasion for a preface.] _August_, 1831. --------- TO THE EDITOR OF THE KEEPSAKE. You have asked me, sir, to point out a subject for the pencil, and I feel the difficulty of complying with your request; although I am not certainly unaccustomed to literary composition, or a total stranger to the stores of history and tradition, which afford the best copies for the painter's art. But although _sicut pictura poesis_ is an ancient and undisputed axiom---although poetry and painting both address themselves to the same object of exciting the human imagination, by presenting to it pleasing or sublime images of ideal scenes; yet the one conveying itself through the ears to the understanding, and the other applying itself only to the eyes, the subjects which are best suite . . .
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INTRODUCTION. This is another little story, from the Keepsake of 1828. It was told to me many years ago, by the late Miss Anna Seward, who, among other accomplishments that rendered her an amusing inmate in a country house, had that of recounting narratives of this sort with very considerable effect; much greater, indeed, than any one would be apt to guess from the style of her written performances. There are hours and moods when most people are not displeased to listen to such things; and I have heard some of the greatest and wisest of my contemporaries take their share in telling them. _August_, 1831. THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER; or, THE LADY IN THE SACQUE. The following narrative is given from the pen, so far as memory permits, in the same character in which it was presented to the author's ear; nor has he claim to further praise, or to be more deeply censured, than in proportion to the good or bad j . . .

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