Sir Walter Scott’s Journey to Fame

February 25, 2009 at 1:41 am (Uncategorized)


In 1802 Sir Walter Scott’s first poem, Minstrelsy Of the Scottish Boarder, became recognized and  widley respected. As a poet Scott rose into fame with the publication of The Lay of the Last Minstrelin 1805. This famous poem is about an old border country legend. He had burned its original version when his friends had shown harsh criticism towards it. Scott returned to the poem in 1807, after a horse had kicked him and he was bed ridden for several days. The Lay of the Last Minstrel became  widley loved and made him the most popular author of his time. It was followed by Marmion, The Lady in the Lake, and Rokeby. Scott’s final major poem, The Lord of the Isles,was published in 1815. The designation of this poem emerged from a series of hybrid Viking/Gaelic, who wielded sea-power with fleets of galleys.





  Hunter’s Song
  The toils are pitched, and the stakes are set,
Ever sing merrily, merrily;
The bows they bend, and the knives they whet,
Hunters live so cheerily.

It was a stag, a stag of ten,
Bearing its branches sturdily;
He came silently down the glen,
Ever sing hardily, hardily.

It was there he met with a wounded doe,
She was bleeding deathfully;
She warned him of the toils below,
O so faithfully, faithfully!

He had an eye, and he could heed,
Ever sing so warily, warily;
He had a foot, and he could speed–
Hunters watch so narrowly.

Sir Walter Scott



  1. blogginforschool said,

    I like where you’re going with this one.

  2. blogginforschool said,

    Good job.

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