Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford [near Melrose], to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1813] Mar. 23.

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Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832. Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford [near Melrose], to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1813] Mar. 23.

Autograph letter signed : Abbotsford [near Melrose], to the Marchioness of Abercorn, [1813] Mar. 23.

Describing his busy schedule: noting that his work on Rokeby and Jonathan Swift, attending to his sherrifdom, and converting Abbotsford "from a bare bank and meadow into a human place of habitation" have prevented his writing to her sooner. Describing the project of landscaping the grounds at Abbotsford, mentioning he has been "studying Price with all my eyes" and remarking that "I am bit with the madness of the picturesque" and hoping that if she hears that he has "caught a rheumatic fever in the gravel-pit or have been drowned in the quarry" that she will "give me credit for dying as a martyr to taste." Mentioning the Kembles, noting that Charles Kemble is "twenty times greater than any actor I ever saw;" lamenting that the Princess of Wales has become a pawn of her ministers; mentioning that he will have acces to the Prince's library when he comes to London.

1 item (5 p., with address) ; 25.4 cm

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