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PERIODICAL CRITICISM.

BY

SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.

VOL. III.

MISCELLANEOUS.

ROBERT CADELL, EDINBURGH;

WHITTAKER AND CO., LONDON.

1835.

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CRITICISM

ON

NOVELS AND ROMANCES.

(CONTINUED.)

ARTICLE XIII.

TALES OF MY LANDLORD.1

[Tales of my Landlord. 4 Vols. 12mo. Third Edition. Edinburgh: 1817.-From the Quarterly Review for Jan. 1817.]

THESE Tales belong obviously to a class of novels which we have already had occasion repeatedly to

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[It is to be inferred, from some expressions in Sir Walter Scott's correspondence and elsewhere, that the materials of this article were in part collected and arranged by his friend William Erskine, Lord Kinnedder; but the MS. of the Essay, now in the possession of Mr Murray, is entirely in the handwriting of Sir Walter himself. The article was prompted by the appearance of a series of essays in a religious magazine (The Christian Instructor), from the pen of the learned and venerable Dr Thomas M'Crie, author of the Life of Knox, &c., in which the Doctor bitterly impugned the views given of the Scotch Covenanters in the Waverley Novels.}

[Dr M Crie died at Edinburgh on the 5th of August, 1835, in his 64th year.]

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