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1771, Aug 151796-18311832, Sep 21
a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. Scott's novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.
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07/07/1814-Walter Scott's Waverley published
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Alembic: An early type of apparatus, used for distilling, especially by the alchemists. From 1500 to 1700 almost com...
Aroint: This is a word much discussed by commentators, apparently coined by Shakespeare, to mean Begone! He uses it...
Baxter: Baker. Originally feminine; from 10th through 15th century used of both sexes; thereafter masculine. In the...
Bezonian: A raw recruit. Later, a beggar, a rascal. Shakespeare in HENRY VII, PART TWO remarks that Great men oft dye...
Bongrace: A protection. From the French: bonne, good + grace, grace. Specifically, a shade hanging from a woman's bon...
Cachinnate: To laugh loud and long, immoderately. From the 15th century, through Robert Browning (THE RING AND THE BOOK...
Corbel: A raven. Via Old French corbel from Latin corvellum, diminutive of corvus, raven. The corbel's fee was part...
Cryne: (1) Head of hair. Latin crinis, hair. Thomas Chatterton has a roundelay (1778) "My love is dead, Gone ...
Curule: In the phrase curule chair, a seat shaped like a camp-stool with curved legs, but of costly wood inlaid wit...
Dariole: A crustade, q.v. From the 14th century; but by 1650 the recipe had changed and a dariole was a cream tart. ...
Dern: Dark, sombre, solitary; hence, secret; hence sly, deceitful, evil. Chaucer in THE MILLER'S TALE (1386) has:...
Deywife: A dairy woman, dairymaid. Cheese, said Trevisa in his translation (1398) of Bartholomeus' DE PROPRIETATIBUS...
Drumble: An inert or sluggish fellow, a 'drone/ Also in the names of insects, drumble-, drummel-, dumble-: a drumble...
Dudgeon: (1) A kind of wood used for handles, as of knives; probably boxwood. Hence, a hilt made of this wood; Willi...
Easement: (1) Relief from pain or annoyance. Chaucer has, in THE REEVE'S TALE (1386) : Some esement has lawe yshapen ...
Energumen: One wrought upon or possessed by a devil; hence, a fanatical devotee. Latin energumenus; Greek energoumenos...
Ettle: To intend, to purpose; to ordain, destine; to aim, direct; direct one's course; to arrange, set in order, p...
Fain: Glad, well-pleased. Also fagen, fein, fayen, feene, vein, vayn, fyene, feign and more. Full fain, glad and ...
Gaffer: An old man, a "grandfather." Sometimes used as a title or form of address, to a man below the ran...
Gittern: A musical instrument, like the guitar, strung with wire. Also ghittern, getron, gyterne, guthorne, guiterne...
Holt: A copse, a grove. Used from the 8th century (BEOWULF), often in the phrase holtis hie, which may have led t...
Keep: As a noun. Care, attention; to nim (take, give) keep, to take notice; hence, care in watching. Hence, a pla...
Kissing: kissing-comfit. A small sweet confection for perfuming the breath. For a quotation from William Shakespeare...
Leechcraft: The art of healing. At leechcraft, under medical care. From leech, to heal; used from the 12th century into...
Levin: Lightning. Used from the 13th century, as noun and as verb, especially by poets: Gower, Chaucer, William Du...
Malapert: Saucy, impudent; a presumptuous person. Nathan Bailey (1751) suggests that the word is from Latin male, ill...
Man-milliner: Used figuratively, from the 18th century, to mean one engaged in or fond of trivial occupations or adornmen...
Mensk: Humanity; courtesy; reverence; honor; an honor; an ornament. A common word from the 13th into the 16th cent...
Moll: This is a shortening of Molly, a pet-name for Mary. Since the 17th century, it has been used to mean a pros...
Mutchkin: A liquid measure, about three-quarters of an imperial pint (15th century) or one-fourth of the old Scots pi...
Naker: A kettle-drum. From Persian naqara. Naker meant also (1) one that denudes; cp. nake. (2) nacre. The drum oc...
Needfire: Fire produced by the vigorous friction of dry wood (as when the Boy Scouts imitate the Indians). In the 15t...
Nithing: A base coward, a most despicable wretch. A common Teuton word. By misreading of the th (Saxon thorn), the f...
Nixie: A water-nymph. See eche. This form, a diminutive of nix, q.v., was first used by Walter Scott, in THE ANTIQ...
Ocivity: Sloth. Via French from Latin ocium, otium, ease; whence also otiose; otious (17th century), leisurely, idle...
Outrecuidance: Excessive self-esteem or self-confidence; arrogance; presumptuousness. Via 12th century French outrecuider ...
Overcrow: To crow over, exult over; to triumph over, subdue. Edmund Spenser in THE FAERIE QUEENE (1590) wrote: Then g...
Palfrey: A riding-horse, but not a warhorse; especially, a small saddle-horse for ladies. Used since the 12th centur...
Peat: An old form of pet, a darling. Also, a spoiled child; William Shakespeare in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (1596)...
Pottingar: (1) An apothecary. The form is a 15th to 17th century corruption (revived by Walter Scott in THE FAIR MAID ...
Roquelaure: A cloak of knee length worn by men in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Also roccelo, rockalow, and the li...
Sackless: Secure, unmolested, unchallenged; hence, innocent (of); therefore harmless. Occasionally, by extension, fee...
Sangrado: An ignorant physician. Dr. Sangrado, a character in Alain-Rene Lesage's GIL BIAS (1735), had only two remed...
Scroyle: A scoundrel, wretch. A common word among 16th and 17th century dramatists; revived by Walter Scott in KENIL...
Slothound: A sleuth-hound; a sleuth. In addition to its current uses, slot meant the hoof-marks, hence the track, of a...
Smotherlich: This word, used by Chaucer in THE REEVE'S TALE, to mean of dusky complexion, is related, in William Toone E...
Spae: A prediction; an omen. Also to spae, to prophesy. Used from the 13th century; frequent in Walter Scott (GUY...
Tacenda: Things that should not be mentioned. Directly from the gerundive of Latin tacere, to be silent, whence also...
Tercel: The male of a hawk; especially, of the peregrine falcon and the goshawk. Also tiercel, tarcel, tyercelle, a...
Threap: Originally, to rebuke, scold, blame. Common from the 9th to the 16th century, thereafter persisting in coun...
Totty: Unsteady, shaky, tottery; dizzy; fuddled. Formed after totter, tottle. Chaucer in THE REEVE'S TALE (1386) h...
Ugsome: Horrid, loathsome. Frequent almost to the 17th century; revived by Walter Scott in THE ANTIQUARY (1816): Li...
Vair: A fur, very popular in the 13th and 14th centuries, used for trimming or lining garments, also for slippers...
Vilipend: (1) To regard as of little value, to despise; hence, to treat slightingly. Latin vilis, worthless, vile + p...
Viznomy: A variant of visnomy (vysenamy, visenomy), early forms of physiognomy. The form (from the 16th and early 17...
Waniand: Used in the phrase in the (wild) waniand -- short for in the waniand [waning] moon, supposed to be an unluc...
Yerk: (1) To draw stitches tight; to bind tightly. Revived by Walter Scott in THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL (1805)...
Yestreen: Yesterday evening. Corrupted into such forms as the strene, the straine, ystrewine, yhistrewyn, yistrevyn. ...
Yode: Went. The old past tense of go. Also yead, yede. Cp. sigalder. The word was mistakenly used as a present --...
 Mentions (14)
Fernan Caballero
...and hopefully proclaimed the writer to be a rival of Walter Scott. No other Spanish book of the 19th century has...
Eugene Delacroix
...works of William Shakespeare, the Scottish author Walter Scott and the German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe....
John Dryden [1]
...be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John." After the Restoration,...
Maria Edgeworth
...leading literary and economic writers, including Sir Walter Scott and David Ricardo.
James Ellis
...history, communicated materials on the subject to Sir Walter Scott, who was sometimes his guest at Otterburne Hall...
Captain John Smith Gow
...ninety years later was made the hero in a novel by Walter Scott, as Captain Cleveland.
William Greenfield
...may explain, or on the other hand be a result of, Walter Scott's interest.
Alexandre Herculano
...Portugal in 1844 by a book written in imitation of Walter Scott. Eurico treats of the fall of the Visigothic monarchy...
James Hogg
...many of the great writers of his day, including Sir Walter Scott, of whom he later wrote an unauthorized biography....
Robert Howard
...the 18th century, though some later critics, notably Walter Scott, found fault with them.
Charles Maturin
...failures. They did, however, catch the attention of Sir Walter Scott, who recommended Maturin's work to Lord Byron....
Justo Sierra O'Reilly
...del Judío, a historical novel in the style of Sir Walter Scott about the star-crossed love of the daughter of a...
Abraham Solomon
...Royal Academy My Grandmother and a scene from Sir Walter Scott's Fair Maid of Perth. These were followed (at the...
John Steell
...displayed in Edinburgh, including the statue of Sir Walter Scott in the Scott Monument.
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18241824, Apr 19
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18251825, Nov 29
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18271827, Mar 5
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Franz Xaver von Zach1754, Jun 41780
 
18271832, Sep 2
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William Maclure1763, Oct 271782
 
18271840, Mar 23
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18281839, Mar 1
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18291829, May 29
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Heinrich Jonas Gudehus17761820
 
 
18291831
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18301837 ca
 a playwright, the eldest surviving son of William Wyatt Dimond (c. 1750-1812), actor and theatric...
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1830unknown
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18311831, Mar 26
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18311831, Nov 14
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18311832, Mar 4
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1833unknown
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18331834, Dec 27
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18341834, Jul 25
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William Wirt1772, Nov 81792
 
18341834, Feb 18
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18351845, Oct 20
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18371837, Jan 24
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18391841
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Solomon Southwick1773, Dec 251792
 
18391839, Nov 18
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18391841, Jan 12
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18391840, Jan 13
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1839unknown
 an author who provided the text for a book titled Voyage Pittoresque dans les Pyrénées Françai...
Huang Juezi17931823
 
18391853
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1839unknown
 an attorney who represented several enslaved people during the trials in the wake of Nat Turner's...
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1839unknown
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18401847
 the author of a journal of his voyage around the world (1802–1806) while working as supercargo ...
Francis Scott Key1779, Aug 11805
 
18401843, Jan 11
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Asher Benjamin1773, Jun 151794
 
18411845, Jul 26
 an American architect and author whose work transitioned between Federal style architecture and t...
Washington Allston1779, Nov 51801
 
18411843, Jul 9
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Marguerite Gardiner1789, Sep 11829
 
18411849, Jun 4
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Noah Webster1758, Oct 161781
 
18431843, May 28
 an American lexicographer, textbook pioneer, English-language spelling reformer, political writer...
Yevgeny Baratynsky1800, Feb 191820
 
18441844, Jul 11
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Joseph Smith1805, Dec 231827
 
18441844, Jun 27
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Thomas S. Hinde1785, Apr 191801
 
18451846, Feb 9
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Joseph Story1779, Sep 181801
 
18451845, Sep 10
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Thomas Moore1779, May 281795
 
18461852, Feb 25
 an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Min...
Erik Gustaf Geijer1783, Jan 121803
 
18461847, Apr 23
 a Swedish writer, historian, poet, philosopher, and composer. His writings served to promote Swed...
Edouard Alletz17981822
 
18461850
 a French diplomat who wrote a large variety of poems, history, and essays between the years of 18...
Robert Montgomery Bird1806, Feb 51827
 
18471854, Jan 23
 an American novelist, playwright, and physician. In 1828, Bird's play Pelopidas won a $1000 prize...
Christianus Petrus Eliza Robide van der Aa1791, Oct 71811
 
18481851, May 14
 a Dutch jurist and author. In the Volksbode, which he edited and almost singlehandedly wrote from...
Wilhelm Freiherr von Biela1782, Mar 191802
 
18491856, Feb 18
 a German-Austrian military officer and amateur astronomer. In the field of astronomy, he speciali...
Leo von Klenze1784, Feb 291808
 
18491864, Jan 26
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William Miller1782, Feb 151809
 
18491849, Dec 20
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Edgar Allan Poe1809, Jan 191827
 
18491849, Oct 7
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Joseph Zedner1804, Feb 101830
 
18491871, Oct 10
 a German Jewish bibliographer and librarian. In 1832 he became a tutor in the family of the book-...
Mary Shelley1797, Aug 301810
 
18501851, Feb 1
 an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best...
Frederic Bastiat1801, Jun 301818
 
18501850, Dec 24
 a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, Freemason, and member of the French Nat...
Edward Boys17491796
 
18511866
 an English sea captain. In 1803, Boys, when in charge of a prize, was made prisoner by the French...
Sylvester Graham1794, Jul 51828
 
18511851, Sep 11
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Petar II Petrovic-Njegos1813, Nov 11830
 
18511851, Oct 19
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Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen1778, Sep 91796
 
18521852, Jan 13
 a Baltic-German officer in the Imperial Russian Navy, cartographer and explorer, ultimately rose ...
Francois Arago1786, Feb 261804
 
18521853, Oct 2
 a French mathematician, physicist, astronomer, freemason, supporter of the carbonari and politici...
Thomas Chilton1798, Jul 301819
 
18541854, Aug 15
 a U.S. Representative from Kentucky, a prominent Baptist clergyman, and the ghost writer of Davy ...
Robert Schumann18101830
 
18541856
 a German composer and influential music critic. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest comp...
Leigh Hunt1784, Oct 191801
 
18551859, Aug 28
 an English critic, essayist, poet, and writer. In 1816 he made a mark in English literature with ...
Thomas Bailey1785, Jul 311820
 
18561856, Oct 23
 an English topographer and miscellaneous writer. In 1845-6 he became proprietor and editor of the...
Robert Owen1771, May 141792
 
18571858, Nov 17
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Parley P. Pratt1807, Apr 121830
 
18571857, May 13
 an early leader of the Latter Day Saint movement whose writings became a significant early ninete...
Rebecca Hammond Lard1772, Mar 71786
 
18591855, Sep 28
 called by some critics "the first poet in Indiana". Her poetry reflects on the lives of the early...
Charles Hamilton Smith1776, Dec 261787
 
18591859, Sep 21
 an English artist, naturalist, antiquary, illustrator, soldier, and spy. His military career bega...
Pierre Adolphe Piorry1794, Dec 311816
 
18591879, May 29
 a French physician born in Poitiers. He invented pleximetry (a method for the investigation of in...
Thomas Babington Macaulay1800, Oct 251825
 
18591859, Dec 28
 a British historian and Whig politician. He wrote extensively as an essayist and reviewer; his bo...
Lewis Cass1782, Oct 91806
 
18601866, Jun 17
 an American military officer, politician, and statesman. He represented Michigan in the United St...
Taras Shevchenko1814, Mar 91822
 
18611861, Mar 10
 a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnogra...
Andrew Bellunknown1827
 
1863unknown
 a Scottish-born Canadian journalist. He was well educated. His work and life is well known in the...
Hans Christian Andersen1805, Apr 21822
 
18641875, Aug 4
 a Danish author. Although a prolific writer of plays, travelogues, novels, and poems, Andersen is...
Elizabeth Caroline Grey17981820
 
18671869
 a prolific English author of over 30 romance novels, silver fork novels, Gothic novels, sensation...
Antoine-Henri Jomini1779, Mar 61798
 
18691869, Mar 24
 a Swiss officer who served as a general in the French and later in the Russian service, and one o...
John P. Kennedy1795, Oct 251819
 
18701870, Aug 18
 an American novelist and Whig politician who served as United States Secretary of the Navy from J...
Charles Darwin1809, Feb 121827
 
18721882, Apr 19
 an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution...
George Catlin1796, Jul 261830
 
18721872, Dec 23
 an American painter, author, and traveler who specialized in portraits of Native Americans in the...
Anyos Jedlik1800, Jan 111817
 
18731895, Dec 13
 a Hungarian inventor, engineer, physicist, and Benedictine priest. He was also a member of the Hu...
Edward Bulwer-Lytton1803, May 251825
 
18731873, Jan 18
 an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular with the reading ...
William Lloyd Garrison1805, Dec 101830
 
18731879, May 23
 was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer. He is best kn...
William Cullen Bryant1794, Nov 31815
 
18741878, Jun 12
 American romantic poet, journalist and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. "Thanatopsi...
Eugene Viollet-le-Duc1814, Jan 271830
 
18741879, Sep 17
 a French architect and theorist, famous for his interpretive "restorations" of medieval buildings...
Pyotr Vyazemsky1792, Jul 231813
 
18771878, Nov 22
 a leading personality of the Golden Age of Russian poetry. In the 1820s Vyazemsky was the most co...
Thomas Carlyle1795, Dec 41821
 
18781881, Feb 5
 a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. Considered one of the ...
Fernan Caballero1796, Dec 241821
 
18791877, Apr 7
 the pseudonym adopted from the name of a village in the province of Ciudad Real by the Spanish no...
Jacob Abbott1803, Nov 141825
 
18791879, Oct 31
 an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief...
Benjamin Disraeli1804, Dec 211826
 
18801881, Apr 19
 a British politician and writer, who twice served as Prime Minister. He played a central role in ...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow1807, Feb 271824
 
18821882, Mar 24
 an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and...
Amos Bronson Alcott17991823
 
18841888
 an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer. As an educator, Alcott pioneered new ways...
Thomas William Webb1807, Dec 141829
 
18851885, May 19
 a British astronomer. Through his career T. W. Webb served as a clergyman at various places inclu...
Sarah T. Bolton1814, Dec 81828
 
18861893, Aug 5
 an American poet and activist. She has been called Indiana's "pioneer poet" and is best known for...
Alfred, Lord Tennyson18091827
 
18911892
  Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains on...
John Greenleaf Whittier1807, Dec 171826
 
18921892, Sep 7
 an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Frequently...
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