Who Wrote the Waverley Novels?; Being an Investigation Into Certain Mysterious Circumstances Attending Their Production [&C. by W.J. Fitzpatrick].

Who Wrote the Waverley Novels?; Being an Investigation Into Certain Mysterious Circumstances Attending Their Production [&C. by W.J. Fitzpatrick].

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... questions that I put to Dr. G, I found that several points of characteristic similarity existed between the real and the fictitious Dalgetty. Among other unimportant questions, I inquired if he kept a horse. "Yes," replied Dr. G, " and very fond he was of it. I, as a surgeon, was entitled to a horse, and Tom Scott as Paymaster; but it is somewhat unusual for minor officers, especially an ensign like Dalgetty, to keep one. "' Dal, 'however,"said Dr. G, " was an exception His father (a sergeant in the King's Guards) kept 'Dal' well supplied with pocket-money." Dr. G again spoke of " Tom Scott." He said, he was a first-rate Latin and classical scholar.f He received an education for the bar, and gave to the languages that study, which Walter was early remarkable for bestowing on ancient tomes of historical, legendary, and diabolical lore. I asked Dr. G where Tom Scott received his education. He replied, "At the Mareschal College, Aberdeen." Captain Dalgetty's favourite allusion in the novel to his early Alma Mater will, doubtless, be in the recollection of the reader.J In answer to a question from me, desiring to know what sort of a fellow Sampson, the adjutant, was, Dr. G replied: " We used to call him 'Dominie Sampson, ' a queer, but honest fellow." "Why did you call him Dominie Sampson?" I asked. "He used to be drilling and lecturing us," replied the Doctor; "and whenever flogging or other punishment was necessary among the men, it was his duty, as adjutant, to oversee it. At mess, should there be any point in dispute among the officers, they always appealed to Sampson for his decision; sometimes in joke--often seriously. 'Well! I leave it to the Dominie, '...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236546753