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" I find my dogs' feet on my knees. I hear them whining and seeking me everywhere — this is nonsense, but it is what they would do could they know how things are. Poor Will Laidlaw ! poor Tom Purdie ! this will be news to wring your heart, and many a... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 403
edited by - 1890
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Narrative of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 2

John Gibson Lockhart - 1848
...this question ? — Poor Will Laidlaw ! — poor Tom Purdie ! — such news will wring your hearts, and many a poor fellow's besides, to whom my prosperity was daily bread. " Ballantyne behaves like himself, and sinks the prospect of his own ruin in contemplating mine. I...
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Lives of Good Servants

Anne Manning - Household employees - 1857 - 148 pages
...seeking me everywhere ! Poor Will Laidlaw ! — poor Tom Purdie ! this news will wring your hearts and many a poor fellow's besides, to whom my prosperity was daily bread ! " "Again. — "Things are much worse than I apprehended. Naked we entered the world, and naked we...
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Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart, Volume 7

John Gibson Lockhart - 1862
...answer this question ? " Poor Will Laidlaw — poor Tom Purdie — such news will wring your hearts, and many a poor fellow's besides, to whom my prosperity was daily bread. " Ballantyne behaves like himself, and sinks the prospect of his own ruin in contemplating mine. I...
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BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE

william blackwood - 1871
...answer this question ? " Poor Will Laidlaw !— poor Tom Purdie ' — such news will wring your hearts, and many a poor fellow's besides, to whom my prosperity was daily bread." Further on he breaks into an apostrophe more touching still, one which makes the heart contract, and...
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The Literary History of England in the End of the Eighteenth and ..., Volume 2

Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret) - English literature - 1882
...read it unmoved. " Poor Will Laidlaw ! poor Tom Purdie," he cries, " such news will wring your hearts, and many a poor fellow's besides, to whom my prosperity was daily bread." Then, with that immediate return to the thought of something to be done, which shows the mettle of...
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The Literary History of England in the End of the Eighteenth and ..., Volume 2

Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret) - English literature - 1882
...read it unmoved. " Poor Will Laidlaw ! poor Tom Purdie," he cries, "such news will wring your hearts, and many a poor fellow's besides, to whom my prosperity was .daily bread." Then, with that immediate return to the thought of something to be done, which shows the metal of the...
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The Journal of Sir Walter Scott: From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford ...

Walter Scott - Authors, Scottish - 1890 - 516 pages
...this is nonsense, but it is what they would do could they know how things are. Poor Will Laidlaw ! poor Tom Purdie ! this will be news to wring your...fellow's besides to whom my prosperity was daily bread. Ballantyne behaves like himself, and sinks his own ruin in contemplating mine. I tried to enrich him...
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Story of the life of sir Walter Scott, revised, with additions, incl. the ...

Robert Chambers - 1894 - 144 pages
...This is nonsense, but it is what they would do could they know how things are. Poor Will Laidlaw ! poor Tom Purdie ! this will be news to wring your...besides, to whom my prosperity was daily bread.' The evil day had not yet come in all its reality. Mr Constable went to London, to endeavour to raise money...
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The Scottish Review, Volume 23

1894
...but it is what they would do could they know how things are. Poor Will Laidlaw ! Poor Tom Pnrdie ! this will be news to wring your heart, and many a...fellow's besides to whom my prosperity was daily bread ! ' Even to so prolific and facile a writer as Scott, the task of beginning life anew was too much....
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The Complete Poetical Works of Scott

Sir Walter Scott - Ballads, Scots - 1900 - 582 pages
...but it is what they would do could they know how things are. Poor Will Laidlaw ! poor Tom Purdie 1 this will be news to wring your heart, and many a...fellow's besides to whom my prosperity was daily bread. . . . For myself the magic wand of the Unknown is shivered in his grasp. He must henceforth be termed...
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