One hour of life crowded to the full with glorious action and filled with noble risks is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum in which men steal through existence like sluggish waters through a marsh without either honor or observation.
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.
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