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" And if they take my salaries of 1300 and 300, they cannot but give me something out of them. I have been rash in anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from 5000 to 10,000 a year, and land was my temptation. "
The Scottish Review - Page 247
1894
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The Journal of Sir Walter Scott: From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford

Walter Scott - Authors, Scottish - 1890 - 414 pages
...I suppose it will involve my all. But if they leave me 500, 1 can still make it 1000 or 1200 a year. And if they take my salaries of 1300 and...anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from 5000 to 10,000 a year, and land was my 1 The Right Hon. Sir Samuel where he died, aged SO, on the...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1890
...follow, and I most go with poor James Eallantyne for company. I suppose it will involve my all. ... I have been rash in anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from 50001. to 10,OOO7. a year, and land was my temptation. I think nobody can lose a penny — that is...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1890
...follow, and I mast go with poor James Ballantyne for company. I suppose it will involve my all. ... I have been rash in anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from 5000/. to 10,000/. a year, and land was my temptation. I think nobody can lose a penny — that is...
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The Journal of Sir Walter Scott: From the Original Manuscript at ..., Volume 2

Walter Scott - Authors, Scottish - 1891 - 621 pages
...leave me 500, I can still make it 1000 or 1200 a year. And if they take my salaries of 1HOO and 300, they cannot but give me something out of...anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from 5000 to 10,000 a year, and land was my temptation. I think nobody can lose a penny — that is...
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Sir Walter Scott's Woodstock

Walter Scott - Great Britain - 1895 - 566 pages
...I suppose it will involve my all. But if they leave me 500, 1 can still make it 1000 or 1200 a year. And if they take my salaries of 1300 and...anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from 5000 to 10,000 a year, and land was my temptation. I think nobody can lose a penny,5 that is one...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott - 1900 - 582 pages
...I suppose it will involve my all. But if they leave me 500, I can still make it 1000 or 1200 a year. And if they take my salaries of 1300 and...anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from 5000 to 10,000 a year, and land was my temptation. I think uobody can lose a penny — that is...
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Sir Walter Scott

William Henry Hudson - Authors, Scottish - 1901 - 304 pages
...suppose it will involve my all. But if they still leave me .500, I can still make it 1000 or .1200 a year. And if they take my salaries of 1300 and...anticipating funds to buy land, but then I made from ^5000 to ,10,000 a year, and land was my temptation. I think nobody can lose a penny ; that is one...
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My Favorite Book-shelf: A Collection of Interesting & Instructive Reading ...

Charles Josselyn - English literature - 1903 - 292 pages
...me .500, I can still make it ,1,000 or ,1,200 a year. And if they take my salaries of ^1,300 and ,300, they cannot but give me something out...been rash in anticipating funds to buy land, but then 1 made from ,5,000 to ^10,000 a year, and land was my temptation. I think nobody can lose a penny—that...
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The Life of Sir Walter Scott

Gerald Le Grys Norgate - Authors, Scottish - 1906 - 365 pages
...that the coming failure of Constable and his agents "will involve myall." He confesses that he has been rash in anticipating funds to buy land — "...to .10,000 a year, and land was my temptation." He does not nourish the least hope of preserving Abbotsford, " my Delilah," which he has half-resolved...
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