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Scott, Sir Walter(Encyclopedia)Scott, Sir Walter, 1771–1832, Scottish novelist and poet, b. Edinburgh. He is considered the father of both the regional and the historical novel. Early Life and Works After an apprenticeship in his...
Scott, Walter(Encyclopedia)Scott, Walter, 1867–1938, Canadian journalist and political leader, b. Ontario. A newspaper editor and publisher, he became (1900) a member of the House of Commons from Assiniboia West and was instr...
Ballantyne, James(Encyclopedia)Ballantyne, James bl´ntn [key], 1772–1833, Scottish editor and publisher. Ballantyne and his brother John set up a publishing business in Edinburgh with the aid of Sir Walter Scott. The firm ...
Lockhart, John Gibson(Encyclopedia)Lockhart, John Gibson, 1794–1854, Scottish editor, lawyer, literary critic, and biographer; son-in-law and biographer of Sir Walter Scott. A major contributor to Blackwood's Magazine, he also was ed...
Katrine, Loch(Encyclopedia)Katrine, Loch lkh kt´rn [key], lake, 8 mi (12.9 km) long and 1 mi (1.6 km) wide, Stirling, central Scotland. Its beauty is celebrated in Sir Walter Scott's Lady of the Lake. When Loch Katrine b...
Hogg, James(Encyclopedia)Hogg, James, 1770–1835, Scottish poet, called the Ettrick Shepherd. Sir Walter Scott established Hogg's literary reputation by including some of his poems in Border Minstrelsy. Hogg's verse, notable...
Helvellyn(Encyclopedia)Helvellyn hlvl´n [key], mountain, 3,118 ft (950 m) high, in the Lake District, NW England, SE of Keswick. Near the summit is a memorial to Charles Gough, who died (1805) there of exposure. He w...
Walter, Lucy(Encyclopedia)Walter, Lucy, 1630?–1658, mistress (1648–50) of Charles II of England during his exile in Holland and France. She was the mother by him of James Scott, duke of Monmouth, whom the Whigs supported a...
Raleigh, Sir Walter(Encyclopedia)Raleigh or Ralegh, Sir Walter both: rl´, rl´ [key], 1554?–1618, English soldier, explorer, courtier, and man of letters. Early Life As a youth Raleigh served (1569) as a volunteer in the H...
Besant, Sir Walter(Encyclopedia)Besant, Sir Walter bznt´ [key], 1836–1901, English novelist and humanitarian, grad. Christ's College, Cambridge, 1859. He taught at the Royal College of Mauritius from 1861 to 1867. After his r...
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