Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott
Short Name: Sir Walter Scott
Full Name: Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832
Birth Year: 1771
Death Year: 1832

Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, August 15, 1771. In 1786, he commenced his apprenticeship as writer to the Signet. In 1796, he first appeared before the public in a translation of Burger's "William and Helen." Many poetical works followed, until in 1814, he began the series of "Waverly Novels." He died at Abbotsford, September 21, 1832. It is related that on his death-bed he distinctly repeated portions of the Latin original, upon which "That day of wrath, that dreadful day" is based.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A., 1872
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Scott, Sir Walter, Bart., was born in Edinburgh, Aug. 15, 1771, and died at Abbotsford, Sept. 21, 1832. Although so successful and widely known as a poet, he made no direct contributions to hymnody whatever. His condensed rendering of the “Dies Irae", and his hymn of Rebecca in Ivanhoe, "When Israel of the Lord beloved" (q.v.) were utilized as hymns for congregational use by others, but were never intended for such a purpose by himself. His work and rank as poet, novelist, and historian are fully set forth in his Life by J. G. Lockhart.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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