Scott was, according to some, the one who gave us the Scottish enthusiasm. He gives us scenes of great battles, soft lays of love, highland hunts, highway robberies and duels between “gentlemen,” while at the same time giving us a great deal of history and historical incite, both in the novels as well as the notes, introductions and dialogue of the characters. Sir Walter Scott had a very good way with words, capturing their beauty, and turning out phrases and dramatic prose almost worthy of poetry. Scott became so famous that, in his book Woodstock, he says that pictures of his dog were sold on snuff boxes in Germany.
While Scott did have theological discrepancies at times, he gives us the love of national image in a country that is fast disappearing in America. I would recommend reading a few of the works of Scott, (Waverly, Ivanhoe and Rob Roy probably being the first). So take up a chair, pour yourself a warm drink, (it is cold where I am), and enjoy the works of Sir Walter Scott.
Through His Strength We Will Conquer,
Andrew C. Abbott