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Preface

That Abbotsford merits a volume in the present series will be readily conceded. In preparing the letterpress I have found myself, not unnaturally, playing to some extent the part of a biographer, and in this I have generally followed Lockhart, always the ultimate authority on Sir Walter. A number of fresh facts, however, will be found here and there throughout the work. Mrs. Maxwell Scott has kindly read the proof of • The Later Abbotsford, and for the Treasures' chapter I am indebted somewhat to her admirable little ‘Catalogue,' which no visitor to Scott's home should miss.

W. S. CROCKETT.

THE MANSE,
TWEEDSMUIR,

June 15, 1905.

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List of Illustrations

1. Abbotsford from the River Tweed

Frontispiece

FACING PAGE

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2. The Cross, Melrose
3. The Abbey, Melrose
4. The Gateway, Abbotsford
5. Darnick Tower
6. Sandyknowe Tower
7. Cauldshiels Loch
8. The Rhymer's Glen
9. Melrose Abbey from the Meadows
10. Jedburgh Abbey
11. Leaderfoot Bridge
12. The Eildon Hills and River Tweed
13. Chiefswood
14. The Garden, Abbotsford
15. Sir Walter's Dial, Abbotsford
16. Sir Walter Scott's Desk and Elbow-chair' in the

Study, Abbotsford
17. The Entrance Hall, Abbotsford
18. The Dining room, Abbotsford
19. Dryburgh Abbey
20. Kelso Abbey and Bridge

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