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Sir Walter Scott Letters

Coleridge Varies His "Inscription on a Time-piece"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 11.20.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

In the late 1890s, an unknown dealer or collector assembled letters that were titled Sir Walter Scott: Letters of his Friends and Contemporaries. One of my favorite items in this is a poem in the hand of a very aged Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Anonymous Scott

Carolyn Vega | Posted 11.15.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

Recently, I read Scott's letters to the Marchioness of Abercorn. Their correspondence began in 1806 (with a letter, incidentally, that contains the earliest surviving reference to his work on The Lady of the Lake), and for a number of years they wrote each other frequently.