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CHAPTER XI
THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY

legends that his grandmother recited to him by the score. When he was older, he was sent to school in Edinburgh. He was not the leader of his class by any means ; but out of school there was not a boy who would not gladly follow him to some wild, romantic spot to listen to his stories of the border warfare. One day he came across a book half a century old which delighted his heart. It was Bishop Perey's Reliques. This was happiness. The hungry schoolboy forgot his dinner and lay out under the trees reading over and over again of Douglas and Percy and Robin Hood and Sir Patrick Spens. This book settled the question of what his life-work should be, though it was some years before he found his place.
After leaving the university he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He married, held various public offices, and was financially comfortable. In 1799, when he was twenty-eight; he made his first appearance in literature with some translations from German poetry. A little later he wrote a border ballad, The Eve of St. John. Great numbers of border ballads were still remembered, though they had never been put into print. Scott determined to collect these, and somewhat in the fashion of Fuller, he roamed over the country, taking down every scrap of the old balladry, every bit of

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