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CHAPTER XI
THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY

wrote Wordstvorth ; but rest had come too late. In 1832 he returned to Abbotsford, and there he died. "Time and I against any two," he had said bravely when he took the enormous debt upon himself. Time had failed him, but he had paid more than half, and the ioyalties on his books finally paid the rest.
Scott's best work was his Scottish romances, wherein he aimed chiefly at telling a romantic story and laid z'hehistor- the scene in the past in order to add to the ieai novel. romantic effect. In such stories as Kenilworth, however, he shows himself the real inventor of the historical novel, that fascinating combination of old and new, of customs and manners that are strange practised by men and women with loves and hates and instincts like our own. His power lies, first, in his knowledge of the past, a knowledge that, in spite of its being somewhat superficialand not always exact from the modern antiquary's point of view, was so full and so ready that of whatever age he wrote he seemed to be living in the period ; second, in his imagination, his ability to invent incidents and picture scenes ; third, in his power of humorous perception and characterization, especially in Scottish characters. There have been more profound students than Scott, and there have been better makers of plots,but no man, either before or after him,has ever been able to give a more living picture of dead times.
Lord Byron, 1788-1824. George Gordon, Lord Byron, whose Chiide Harold brought Scott's narrative poetry to an end, was the son of a worthless profligate Hours of and a mother who sometimes petted him, Idleness. sometimes abused him, and was capable of 1807. flying into storms of anger at a moment's warning. He was so sensitive about his lameness that as a tiny child he struck fiercely with his whip at a

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