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Tue favourable reception of late given to numerous reprints of English Classics in a compact, portable, and inexpensive form, has induced the Proprietors of Sir WALTER Scott's Works to follow the example.
They are now producing an Edition of his Novels, compressed into Five Volumes, Royal Octavo; his Poems are here presented in a Single Volume of corresponding dimensions ; and the same course will be adopted presently as to his MISCELLANEOUS PRose Writings, including his Biographies of Swift, Dryden, Napoleon Bonaparte, the Novelists ; Tales of a Grandfather, &c., with his Antiquarian and Critical Essays.
Tais Volume contains a more complete Collection of Sir Walter's POETRY than has ever before appeared. In addition to the great Metrical Romances, and the Miscellaneous Pieces given in the later Editions, it includes, for the first time, the Songs and Fragments scattered over his Novels, and various Specimens, both Serious and Comic, which were originally printed in the MEMOIRS OF His Life.
As the object in the present Collection has been to adhere to the original productions of Sir Walter, the old parts of the Romance of Sir Tristrem are not given, nor the Contributions to the Minstrelsy by other hands.
In the arrangement of annotations, it has, upon mature consideration, been thought most advisable to follow as nearly as possible the plan originally adopted by the Poet himself. The Author's longer Notes, so rich in historical and biographical interest, are given in Appendices to the several Romances, and other larger performances; the short ones, explanatory chiefly of ancient words and phrases, at the bottom of the page. To avoid confusion, the Notes of the Editor are given with these last.
The references to the Life of Sue Walter apply to the Second Edition, 1839.
J. G. L.
13th March, 1841
TIIE PIECES MARKED WITH AN asterisk (*) HAVE NOT BEEN INCLUDED IN ANY TORMER EDITION
OF SIR WALTER SCOTT'S POETICAL WORKS.
202 211 220 231
PAGE THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL,
1 THE LADY OF THE LAKE. ADVERTISEMENT TO Edition 1833,
il CANTO IV.-The PROPHECY, INTRODUCTION TO EDITION 1830,
CANTO V.-THE COMBAT, DEDICATION,
TO VI.—THE GUARD-Room, PREFACE TO THE FIRST Edition 1805, il. APPENDIX TO THE LADY OF THE LAKE, INTRODUCTION,
ib. CANTO 1. .
9 THE VISION OF DON RODERICK,
30 The Vision,
35 CONCLUSION, APPENDIX TO THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL, 44 APPENDIX TO VISION OF DON RODERICK,
285 NOTICE TO EDITION 1833, ib. Notice To Edition 1833,
ib. INTRODUCTION TO EDITION 1830, ib. INTRODUCTION TO Edition 1830,
ib. DEDICATION, 76 DEDICATION,
289 ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIRST EDITION, ib. ADVERTISEMENT,
ib. INTRODUCTION TO CANTO 1.–To Wi
ib. LIAM STEWART Rose, Esq.
299 CANTO 1.—THE CASTLE, .
307 INTRODUCTION TO CANTO II.- To the
316 Rev. JOHN MARRIOTT, A.M.
324 CANTO 11.—THE CONVENT,
APPENDIX TO ROKEBY,
349 LIAM ERSKINE, Esq.
373 INTRODUCTION TO CANTO IV.—TO JAMES
PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION,
ib. SKENE, Esq. 105 INTRODUCTION,
376 CANTO IV.--Tue CAMP,
377 INTRODUCTION TO CANTO V.-TO GEORGE
382 ELLIS, Esq.
390 CANTO V.—THE COURT,
401 INTRODUCTION TO CANTO VI.- TO Rich
APPENDIX TO THE BRIDAL OF TRIERMAIN, 404
407 APPENDIX TO MARNION,
ib. INTRODUCTION TO EDITION 1830,
il. THE LADY OF THE LAKE,
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIRST EDITION, 409 INTRODUCTION TO Edition 1830,
CANTO III. ARGUMENT,
424 CANTO 1.- THE CHASE,
441 CANTO III.-THE GATHERING,
449 Fuc-Simile of the MS., Stanza i. ib. CONCLUSION,
460 Placed after the Contents.)
APPENDIX TO THE LORD OF THE ISLES, 463
TYRICAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PIECES.
629 The Dying Bard,
630 The Norman Horse Shoe,
ib. The Maid of Toro,
631 The Palmer, The Maid of Neidpath,
632 Wandering Willie,
ib. * Health to Lord Melville, 1806,
633 Hunting Song,
634 The Resolve,
ib. Epitaph, designed for a Monument in Lichfield Cathedral, at the Burial-place of the family of Miss Seward,
635 Prologue to Miss Baillie's Play of the Family Legend,
ib. The Poacher,
636 Song—" Oh, say not, my love, with that mortified air,"
637 The Bold Dragoon! or the Plain of Badajos, ib. On the Massacre of Glenco,
638 " For a' that an'a' that."
-A an old tune,
639 Song, for the Anniversary Meeting of the Pitt Club of Scotland,
640 Pharos Loquitur,
ib. Lines, addressed to Ranald Macdonald, Esq. of Staffa,
641 * Letter in Verse, on the Voyage with the
Commissioners of Northern Lights.-To His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch, 1814, ib.
VERSES FROM WAVERLEY.
BALLADS TRANSLATED OR IMITATED
William and Helen,
The Noble Moringer, * The Erl-King,
* Bridal Song,
612 # Waverley,
643 * Davie Gellatley's Song,
ib. Scene in Luckie Macleary's Tavern, 644 Hie away, Hie away,
il. St Swithin's Chair,
ib. Davie Gellatley's Song,
645 Janet Gellatley's alleged Witchcraft, ib. Flora Macivor's Song,
ib. Lines on Captain Wogan,
616 * Follow me, Follow me,
606 ib. 610 612 614 615 618 622
The Author of Waverley,
ib. Farewell to Mackenzie, Iligh Chief of Kintail. From the Gaelic,
ib. Imitation of the preceding Song,
ib. War-Song of Lachlan, High Chief of Maclcan.-From the Gaelic,
648 Saint Cloud,
ib. The Dance of Death,
619 Romance of Dunois,
650 The Troubadour,
651 From the French,
ib. Song, on the lifting of the Banner of the
House of Buccleuch, at a great Foot-
ib. Lullaby of an Infant Chief,