The Authorship Of Waverley





Mrs. Murray Keith, a venerable Scotch lady, from whom Sir Walter Scott

derived many of the traditionary stories and anecdotes wrought up in

his novels, taxed him one day with the authorship, which he, as usual,

stoutly denied. "What!" exclaimed the old lady, "d'ye think I dinna ken

my ain groats among other folk's kail?"



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