Walter Scott Quote
Marmion [Poem] (1808), Canto VI, st. XVII
Originally: "The grave the last sleep? No; it is the last and final awakening." - May 13, 1827
“When we had a king, and a chancellor, and parliament-men o' our ain, we could aye peeble them wi' stanes when they werena gude bairns - But naebody's nails can reach the length o' Lunnon.”
The Heart of Midlothian', Ch. 4 (1818).
“Like the dew on the mountain,
Like the foam on the river,
Like the bubble on the fountain,
Thou art gone, and forever!”
Canto III, stanza 16 (Coronach, stanza 3). - The Lady of the Lake (1810)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWalter Scott
Born: August 15, 1771
Died: September 21, 1832 (aged 61)
Occupation: Novelist, poet, lawyer
Bio: Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.