Walter Scott Quote

Were I my own man…I would refuse this offer (with all gratitude); but as I am situated, L.300 or L.400 a-year is not to be sneezed at.

On being offered the Laureateship

letter to James Ballantyne, 24 August 1813; John Gibson Lockhart Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott (1837–8)

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Were I my own man…I would refuse this offer (with all gratitude); but as I am situated, L.300 or L.400 a-year is not to be sneezed at.

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Were I my own man…I would refuse this offer (with all gratitude); but as I am situated, L.300 or L.400 a-year is not to be sneezed at.

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Were I my own man…I would refuse this offer (with all gratitude); but as I am situated, L.300 or L.400 a-year is not to be sneezed at.

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Were I my own man…I would refuse this offer (with all gratitude); but as I am situated, L.300 or L.400 a-year is not to be sneezed at.