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Examples of Scott
There was an excursion to Abbotsford, and carriages were provided for guests.
I found him modest almost to shyness, and in his conversation-he spoke English-never loud or doctrinaire.
Henry James said of him, that he was particularly a favourite with people of cultivated taste, and that nothing cultivates the taste better than reading him.
The extraordinary interest that they arouse is confined almost entirely to our interest in his men and women; the plot, the narrative, the events are always secondary; he imitated no other novelist, and no other can imitate him.
He did measureless harm; more real and lasting harm, perhaps, than any other individual that ever wrote.
Such benefactions as these compensate the temporary harm which Bonaparte and the Revolution did, and leave the world in debt to them for these great and permanent services to liberty, humanity, and progress.